Welcome to Rocky Mountain National Park. This is a high-quality art print of a handmade map which is hand-drawn with a fountain pen and ink.
Sawtooth-sharp peaks and ridges, deep alpine lakes, vast expanses of rolling pine forest: Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most spectacular places in the state of Colorado and the whole of North America.
My family is in Colorado Springs and I went to college in Boulder, so I’ve been incredibly lucky to live relatively close to Rocky Mountain and have had many chances to explore it with family and friends. While in college I went on a field trip with an astronomy professor who told us how the glacier fields beneath Trail Ridge bear a lot of similarity to Martian geology: fitting for so otherworldly a place. In making this map I tried specifically to capture the rugged vastness of Rocky Mountain’s forests, the jagged verticality of its peaks, and its abundance of wonderful high-altitude lakes.
- The map was drawn using a LAMY fountain pen and ink with a high degree of detail, accurately captured in the art print.
- It is printed on thick, durable matte paper. The paper is archival, acid-free paper that is 10.3 mil thick. The paper has a matte finish (not glossy). Printed in the USA.
- While directly based on the maps provided at NPS visitor centers, I would not recommend relying on this map as a sole means of navigation within the parks! Many details are hard to fit in (such as side roads and hiking trails) and liberties have been taken with portraying certain regions and landmarks.
- FRAME NOT INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE.