Field Guide to Rivers of the Rocky Mountains

Field Guide to Rivers of the Rocky Mountains

Tim Palmer


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The Rocky Mountains are renowned for rugged grandeur, but the rivers flowing off the peaks are just as extraordinary in their beauty, nature, and allure. Tim Palmer reveals these natural wonders with their irresistible opportunities for paddling in swift currents and hiking along scenic shores with Field Guide to Rivers of the Rocky Mountains. He guides readers across Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming in this essential and inspiring reference for residents of the Rockies and visitors alike.

Look inside to find:

  • Detailed descriptions of 70 rivers
  • Paddling difficulty and trail locations
  • Directions to landings and trailheads
  • Natural science and conservation history
  • 200 brilliant photos by the author
  • Maps locating all rivers


Tim Palmer:
Tim Palmer has written numerous books about the outdoors and environment, and mostly about rivers, river running, and river conservation, including Field Guide to California Rivers and Field Guide to Oregon Rivers, which won the National Outdoor Book Award and the INDIEFAB Adventure Book of the Year, and was also the only guidebook ever to become a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. He lives in Port Orford, Oregon.