If you’re looking for a Rocky Mountain map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 33 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
This 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).
This 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.
Rocky Mountain trail and backcountry maps
I 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.
The 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.
Here’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.
This 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!
This 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!
Rocky Mountain campground maps
This 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!
Here’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.
This 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 lodging map
By far, the most popular place to stay among Rocky Mountain visitors is in Estes Park; to the right you can view a Hotels.com interactive Rocky Mountain lodging map. If you’d rather stay near the park’s quieter west side, the scenic town of Grand Lake would be a good choice. Regardless, you’re probably best starting out by comparing Expedia’s top-rated Rocky Mountain lodging (or Hotels.com’s) to see prices, photos, and reviews.
Rocky Mountain trailhead maps
I took this Sprague Lake trailhead map (200 kb) photo at the Sprague Lake trailhead, where you can do the short scenic walk on the paved trail around the lake with views of the Continental Divide in the background.
Rocky Mountain shuttle and road maps
This 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).
This 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 winter maps
This 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 geologic map
This 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.
This 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.
This 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!
Here’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 map prints and gifts
Printed 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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