Rocky Mountain Maps

If you’re looking for a Rocky Mountain map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 30 free Rocky Mountain National Park maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here I’ve got a bunch of maps, including both summer and winter trail maps, campgrounds, and a lot more. You can also browse the best-selling Rocky Mountain guidebooks and maps on Amazon.

Rocky Mountain map from the park brochures

Rocky Mountain National Park mapThis is map of Rocky Mountain National Park from the official brochure, given at the park entrance. Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.3 mb) or download the PDF (1.3 mb).

Rocky Mountain National Park simplemapThis is a simplified Rocky Mountain map (200 kb), less pretty but easier to read from a print out than the map above, showing just the roads and points of interest like campgrounds, trailheads, and visitor centers.

The full park map is also available as a high-quality art poster print from the NPMaps Rocky Mountain store.

Rocky Mountain trail and backcountry maps

Purchase trail map from AmazonPurchase trail map from AmazonI haven’t yet found any free Rocky Mountain trail maps good enough for navigation or route planning, so the National Geographic Trails Illustrated map is your best bet for hiking since it shows topographic lines, trail mileages, and backcountry campsites. The free maps below are good for general planning, but won’t be too helpful once you’re on the actual trail due to lack of detail.

Bear Lake trail mapThe Bear Lake trail map (400 kb) zooms in on the Bear Lake Road and shows mileages and elevation gain to popular destinations from the Bear Lake area: Glacier Gorge, Emerald Lake, Flattop Mountain, etc.

Fall River trail mapThe Fall River trail map (450 kb) includes the Old Fall River Road and trails accessed from Upper Beaver Meadows, Deer Ridge, and more. These trails will be less crowded than the ones near Bear Lake.

Kawuneeche trail mapHere’s a Kawuneeche trail map and guide (1.0 mb), showing the locations and distance of many of the relatively quiet west side trails. Also nice are the included trail descriptions and time estimates.

Wild Basin trail mapThis Wild Basin trail map (350 kb) shows the distance and elevation game to popular locations such as Ouzel Falls, Bluebird Lake, and Sandbeach Lake. Get here early on summer weekends before parking fills!

Longs Peak trail mapThis hand-drawn Longs Peak trail map (200 kb) shows a very general overview of the trails in the Longs Peak region of Rocky Mountain National Park. Um, please don’t attempt to climb Longs Peak with just this!

Lumpy Ridge trail mapHere’s a Lumpy Ridge trail map (100 kb), showing the popular trail to Gem Lake (and others) accessed from outside the main boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park backcountry campsite mapThis is a Rocky Mountain backcountry campsite map (2.2 mb), showing designated backcountry campsites and dispersed camping areas, including their elevations and distance from the trailhead.

Rocky Mountain campground maps

If you’re not sure which campground below to stay in, you might want to read visitor campground reviews on TripAdvisor. Here are links for reviews for Moraine Park, Glacier Basin, Aspenglen, and Timber Creek. If you’re feeling fancy and want a roof over your head for those afternoon thunderstorms, you can check out reviews and compare prices on vacation rentals near the park. Or just check out the reviews on Estes Park lodging.

Rocky Mountain National Park Moraine Park Campground mapThis is a map of Moraine Park Campground (200 kb), the largest and most popular campground in Rocky Mountain National Park, located off the Bear Lake Road in beautiful Moraine Park. You’ll probably see elk!

Rocky Mountain National Park Glacier Basin Campground mapThis is a Glacier Basin Campground map (150 kb), located further down Bear Lake Road beyond Moraine Park, and at a higher elevation. This is the closest campground to Bear Lake.

Rocky Mountain National Park Aspenglen Campground mapHere’s an Aspenglen Campground map (100 kb), located near the Fall River Visitor Center in eastern Rocky Mountain National Park. This smaller campground is more laid-back and quiet since it’s away from Bear Lake.

Rocky Mountain National Park Timber Creek Campground mapThis Timber Creek Campground map (100 kb) shows the first-come first-served campground located on the west side of Rocky, which tends to be much less crowded and busy than the areas near Estes Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park Longs Peak Campground mapThis is a map of Longs Peak Campground (100 kb), a very small tent-only campground accessed from Highway 7 east of the park (and south from Estes Park). It’s primarily used by hikers in the Longs Peak area.

Rocky Mountain shuttle and road maps

Rocky Mountain National Park shuttle mapThis is a Rocky Mountain shuttle bus map, showing the free shuttle bus stops along the Bear Lake Road. Click the image to view a full size GIF (50 kb) or download the PDF (2.3 mb).

Rocky Mountain National Park regional road mapThis is a map of roads surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park (100 kb), showing Estes Park, Fort Collins, Denver, and other cities. Most visitors arrive from the east on Highway 34 or 36 to Estes Park.

Rocky Mountain lodging map

Interactive Rocky Mountain lodging mapIf you’d like to see an interactive Rocky Mountain lodging map provided by Hotels.com, click the image to the right (which will open in a new window). Most lodging options are on the east side of Rocky in Estes Park, but you can also find places to stay in Grand Lake on the quiet side of the park. You can also check out the photo/text listings of Rocky lodging sorted by highest guest rating.

Rocky Mountain winter maps

Bear Lake winter trail mapHere’s a Bear Lake winter trail map (400 kb), marking the different ski and snowshoe routes open during the winter months (and labeling those with high avalanche danger).

Wild Basin winter trail mapThis Wild Basin winter trail map (300 kb) shows the winter parking area and trailhead, which ends up adding nearly a mile to any ski or snowshoe destination compared to summer hiking.

Rocky Mountain National Park Kawuneeche Valley winter trail mapThis is a Kawuneeche Valley winter trail map (250 kb), showing trails accessible from the west side of the park near the Grand Lake entrance. You cannot get to these trails from Estes Park and the park’s east side.

Rocky Mountain topo maps

Rocky Mountain National Park topo mapHere’s a Rocky small scale topographic map (11.0 mb), zooming out to show almost the entire park and much of the surrounding region, such as the Indian Peaks to the south toward Brainerd Lakes.

Bear Lake topo mapThis is a Bear Lake area topo map (6.5 mb), focusing on the Continental Divide peaks and trails at the end of the Bear Lake Road to places like Glacier Gorge, Mills Lake, the Loch, and Emerald Lake.

Longs Peak topo mapThe Longs Peak topo map (6.2 mb) includes the summit of Longs Peak and other popular locations such as Moraine Park. Note that things may have changed since this map was last updated in 1978.

Rocky Mountain geologic map

Rocky Mountain geologic mapThis geologic map of Rocky Mountain National Park (6.8 mb) shows all the rock layers while also providing extensive text descriptions explaining each rock type. You could teach a whole course with this amazing map!

Simple Rocky Mountain trail maps

Below you’ll find a few of Rocky Mountain National Park’s old-style trail maps that have been superceded by the new maps listed higher up on this page. I’m keeping these older ones here in case you prefer this hand-drawn style of maps.

Rocky Mountain Bear Lake trail mapThis is a Bear Lake trail map (150 kb), showing the popular trails off the Bear Lake Road (Bear Lake, Glacier Gorge, Sprague Lake, Hollowell Park, Fern Lake, Bierstadt Lake, Flattop Mountain, etc).

Rocky Mountain Fall River trail mapThis is a Fall River trail map (100 kb), showing trails accessed from the unpaved Fall River Road (north of Trail Ridge Road), open seasonally. Note that this road is one-way up to the Alpine Visitor Center.

Rocky Mountain Kawuneeche Valley trail mapThis is a Kawuneeche Valley trail map (100 kb), showing trails on the west end of Trail Ridge Road past the Alpine Visitor Center. Here is more quiet and relaxed than the east side, and you’ll probably see moose!

Rocky Mountain Wild Basin trail mapHere’s a Wild Basin trail map (100 kb), showing trails originating from the Wild Basin area in the southeast corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. You come in here from a separate entrance off Highway 7.

Rocky Mountain National Park winter trail mapThis is a Bear Lake winter trail map (100 kb), showing trails for snowshoeing and skiing along the Bear Lake Road. This map specifically identifies trails marked for cross-country skiing.

Rocky Mountain National Park Wild Basin winter trail mapThis is a Wild Basin winter trail map (100 kb), showing trails originating from the Wild Basin section of the park, accessed from the winter parking lot in a separate park entrance off Highway 7.

Rocky Mountain map prints and gifts

Rocky Mountain National Park map mugRocky Mountain National Park map posterPrinted high-resolution Rocky Mountain map posters and other products are available at the Rocky Mountain Maps store. For prints, gift ideas, and souvenirs featuring other national parks, support this site and visit the National Park Maps store; you’ll find items to bring on vacation, keep at home for the memories, or give to your park-enthusiast friends and loved ones.

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