Best Hikes Colorado s Indian Peaks Wilderness

If distances are similar, hikes that go to mountain summits are harder than those that do not. Some hikes are redundant with other (longer) hikes. For instance, you go to Mitchell Lake on the way to Blue Lake. Following the at-a-glance ...

Best Hikes Colorado s Indian Peaks Wilderness

Best Hikes Indian Peaks Wilderness includes concise descriptions, full-color photos, GPS coordinates, and detailed maps to the best hikes in Indian Peaks Wilderness, from family-friend strolls to popular vistas to hillier wooded pathways. FalconGuides have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks for more than thirty-five years. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors. Look inside to find: Hikes suited to every ability Mile-by-mile directional cues Difficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits, and best hiking seasons An index of hikes by category—from easy day hikes to waterfalls Invaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgrounds Full-color photos throughout GPS coordinates

Best Summit Hikes in Colorado

The Only Guide You'll Ever Need—50 Classic Routes and 90+ Summits James Dziezynski. ○ Avoid using an MP3 player, iPod, or Walkman, especially in tree line. ○ Leave a detailed plan of where you'll be hiking with a friend or family ...

Best Summit Hikes in Colorado

Colorado has 53 14ers, more than 600 13ers, and hundreds of other peaks that can be reached without special equipment or expertise. Numerous guides dryly catalog these trails, but Best Summit Hikes in Colorado stands out from them all. Author James Dziezynski has meticulously selected 80+ of the state's absolute best peaks in more than 50 superlative hikes, and his opinionated narrative brings each route to life. Each summit is included because of a notable feature--whether it's the site of a ghost mine or airplane wreckage, has thundering waterfalls or colorful floral meadows, is the best summit for spotting wildlife or bringing out-of-town friends, or is very accessible. Some peaks offer unique opportunities, such as a trailhead accessible only via a steam-powered railroad. Several summits are described in no other publication. Covering all Colorado's major mountain ranges, including the well-known Sangre De Cristo, Gore, Sawatch, Indian Peaks, and Maroon Bell wilderness areas to the lesser-known Grenadiers, Medicine Bow, and Outer San Juan peaks, this distinctive guide makes it easy to select exactly the right hike for the right day, the right mood, and the right companions.

Hiking Colorado s Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness Areas

DeLorme: Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 88 A3. The Hike There's an easier way to get to the top of Summit Peak (see Hiking Colorado's Summits, The Globe Pequot Press, 2002), but you won't travel through nearly 8 miles of wilderness ...

Hiking Colorado s Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness Areas

Fully updated and revised, this new edition now includes trails in the South San Juan Wilderness Area, adding up to more than forty comprehensive trail descriptions for Colorado's Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness areas.

Walking Into Colorado s Past

LOCATION : Rocky Mountain National Park DESCRIPTION : Hiking Longs Peak , whether your destination is the Agnes " Vaille Shelter or the summit , will be a rewarding and unforgettable experience . The trail leads directly to the shelter ...

Walking Into Colorado s Past

What could be better than a walk through Colorado's mountains, woods or valleys? How about a history hike? Hikers and historians Ben Fogelberg and Steve Grinstead take you there, and then take you beyond-sharing vignettes of days past to enhance these 50 walks to historic places in and around Rocky Mountain National Park, Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, COlorado Springs, Pueblo, La Junta, and Trinidad. View gold and silver mines in their lofty mountain perches, visit old homesteads, walk to the site of a coal-mining tragedy, explore the burn zone of the Hayman Fire, descend a cenyon to discover rock art and dinosaur tracks, even climb to remnants of a crashed B-17 bomber! From mile-long strolls to crossing the flanks of fourteeners, Walking Into Colorado's Past has fun and fascinating history hikes for all ages.

Hiking Colorado

Her articles—ranging from her outdoor adventures to natural history—have been published in several Summit County newspapers and Cyberwest e-zine. Her second FalconGuide is Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area, seventeen hikes in Summit ...

Hiking Colorado

From mountainous trails to scenic paths, Hiking Colorado, Fourth Edition, provides readers with a comprehensive guide to Colorado's many hikes. With updated maps and photography, reviser Sandy Heise leads readers through Colorado's many exciting outdoor adventures. Using GPS coordinates and detailed maps of each route, Hiking Colorado is the most complete and accessible hiking guide available.

Best Lake Hikes Colorado

A Guide to the State's Greatest Lake Hikes Susan Joy Paul, Stewart M. Green. 4 Summit Lake Two trails explore Summit Lake, one of Colorado's highest lakes, on the floor of an alpine cirque below cliffs and couloirs on Mount Blue Sky, ...

Best Lake Hikes Colorado

Best Lake Hikes Colorado includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the most scenic lake hikes in the state. Hike descriptions include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. Best Lake Hikes Colorado will take you through state and national parks, forests, monuments and wilderness areas, and from popular city parks to the most remote and secluded corners of the area to view the most spectacular lakes.

Hiking Colorado s Geology

Avoid the summit during approaching thunderstorms . The last 0.5 mile to the summit is rocky and steep but not technical . Be sure to watch ry step . FOR INFORMATION Estes - Poudre Ranger District About the Landscape : This hike ...

Hiking Colorado s Geology

Explore the traces of the rise and fall of Colorado's mountains, volcanic eruptions, shifting seas, wind-blown deserts, and dinosaur haunts. This new destination guide offers understanding of the many unique and spectacular geologic formations of Colorado. 8-page color photo insert. 80 b&w photos. 14 maps.

Colorado s Thirteeners 13 800 to 13 999 Feet

Loveland Mountain is an unranked summit , but it is named and included on our list of Colorado's highest peaks . From Loveland Mountain , hike 0.9 mile north - northwest along a rocky ridge to Buckskin's summit .

Colorado s Thirteeners  13 800 to 13 999 Feet

Annotation Colorado's Thirteeners is a comprehensive hiking and climbing guide to Colorado's 59 major peaks between 13,800 and 13,999 feet in elevation -- some of the most beautiful in the state.

Climbing Colorado s Mountains

Climbing and Skiing Colorado's Mountains: 50 Select Ski Descents. Guilford, CT: FalconGuides, 2014. Covill, Dave, and John Drew Mitchler. Hiking Colorado's Summits: A Guide to Exploring the County Highpoints. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot, ...

Climbing Colorado s Mountains

Climbing Colorado’s Mountains covers 100 peaks in Colorado across a range of abilities, including 12ers, 13ers, and 14ers. This guide includes detailed hike and climb descriptions, miles and maps, and color photos with ascent and descent routes for the most popular peaks in the state. Climbing descriptions also include history, local trivia, and trailhead GPS coordinates.

Climbing Colorado s Thirteeners

Hiking. in. Colorado's. Mountains. Even though Colorado's 13ers aren't the highest peaks in the state, they still carry the same risks and challenges of higher summits in the Rocky Mountains. Each of these factors could be separate ...

Climbing Colorado s Thirteeners

This book is a collection of the very best non-technical hikes and scrambles on Colorado's 13,000-foot mountains. It will showcase 50 select routes on the most exciting, beautiful, and adventurous of the 637 officially recognized thirteeners. A balance of difficulty will roughly be divided into thirds: easier (about 25% of the routes), modest (50%), and difficult (25%). While the guide will cover the entire state of Colorado, there will be a slight bias toward summits within a two-hour drive of the Denver/Boulder metro area. Each of the 50 chapters includes full-color photography and maps. None of the routes are harder than class 3, making this guide suitable to hikers of all skill levels, with no need to use technical mountaineering gear. Detailed write-ups include accurate driving directions, at-a-glance stats for the peak, a turn-by-turn description of the primary route, optional route info, and when relevant, interesting history or stories about the featured peak. Fees, permits, and an index with info such as thirteener lists, helpful USFS contacts, hiking groups, and online resources are also provided.

Best Dog Hikes Colorado

Mount Massive is just a stone's throw from Mount Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado, and is just a handful of feet ... As its name suggests, however, it's absolutely enormous: Its 3-mile-long summit ridge and numerous satellite ...

Best Dog Hikes Colorado

This guidebook reveals the 40 best hiking trails in Colorado that are dog friendly. Included throughout are color maps and photos, helpful tips and sidebars, and tailored hike specs for leash requirements. Frontmatter includes helpful dog packing and preparation information before you hit the trail.

100 Classic Hikes in Colorado 3rd Edition

When most people think of Colorado, they think of mountains. And why not? With its array of mountain ranges, fifty-three 14,000- foot peaks, and thousands of slightly lesser summits, Colorado is the most mountainous of the lower ...

100 Classic Hikes in Colorado  3rd Edition

CLICK HERE to download three free hikes from 100 Classic Hikes in Colorado * full color, with lush trail maps * Coffee-table quality makes it a great gift for Colorado outdoor enthusiasts * These are the "classic" hikes to Colorado's most cherished landscapes and trails Colorado's most popular hiking guidebook includes 10 trails that didn't appear in previous editions, including Bear Peak, Lake Isabelle, Mount Falcon, Devil's Head, Red Rock Canyon, North Cheyenne Cañon, French Pass, Tater Heap Loop, Mosca Pass, and No Name Lake. Author Scott Warren is an exceptional outdoor photographer. And the hikes in this collection are shown off in all their natual glory. The tables of features will help you pick the best hike for your time, fitness level and interests.

Best Summit Hikes in Colorado

Information provided for each hike includes topographic map with GPS waypoints and elevation profile; difficulty and class rating tailored to Colorado's terrain; optional routes for further exploration; and trivia and history.

Best Summit Hikes in Colorado

Information provided for each hike includes topographic map with GPS waypoints and elevation profile; difficulty and class rating tailored to Colorado's terrain; optional routes for further exploration; and trivia and history.

Touring Colorado Hot Springs

Hiking Colorado's Summits: A Guide to Exploring the County Highpoints. ... SummitPost.org: www.summitpost.org Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, and Bouldering Anderson, Vince, and Cindy Williams. Ouray Ice Park Guide. 3rd ed.

Touring Colorado Hot Springs

Touring Colorado Hot Springs provides detailed descriptions, easy-to-read maps, and firsthand information for 32 of the best hot springs in the state. Descriptions are spiced with historical information and hot springs trivia that gives insight into the area's past. This entertaining and informative new edition will lead you to world-class family resorts and lesser known hidden springs in Colorado. It includes fully updated and revised text, new photos, and GPS coordinates of all the hot springs.

Colorado s Lost Creek Wilderness

Classic Summit Hikes Gerry Roach, Jennifer Roach. 30 4.9 Alphabetizer * Classic * From Long Gulch TH at 10,080 ft : 196 RP 8.2 mi 3,644 ft Class 2 With " X Prime " : 240 RP 9.9 mi 4,204 ft Class 2 With “ Kenosha Peak ” : 272 RP 12.8 mi ...

Colorado s Lost Creek Wilderness

Located between Denver and Colorado Springs, the Lost Creek Wilderness area offers some of the state's most breathtaking networks of box canyons and mountain peaks.

Best Hikes Near Denver and Boulder

Her other Falcon guides include Hiking Colorado; Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area; Best Easy Day Hikes Vail; and Best Hikes near Breckenridge and Vail. Maryann retired from writing hiking guides in 2014 and passed the revision torch ...

Best Hikes Near Denver and Boulder

Best Hikes Near Who says you have to travel far from home for a great hike? With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpack. Each featured hike includes everything about the trail: location, length, hiking time, and level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along. Other features include: - Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike (e.g., for particular attractions such as waterfalls and if it's suitable for families with kids) - Full-color photos throughout - Information on the area's history, geology, flora, and fauna - Full-color maps of each trail

Hiking Colorado

A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures Sandy Heise ... Hiking Mount Elbert is invariably an adventure. ... TIPS FOR CLIMBING 14,000-FOOT PEAKS IN COLORADO The first and foremost rule is to leave early enough to reach the ...

Hiking Colorado

DREAM IT This guide features concise descriptions and maps for 50 beautiful hikes throughout Colorado. Hikers of all levels can enjoy beautiful views, get fit in the outdoors, and learn about the region’s history. PLAN IT Hiking Colorado provides the latest information to plan a customized trip: • Popular and lesser-known hikes • Full-color photos, maps, and trailhead GPS • Insightful hike overviews, details on distance, difficulty, accessibility, and more. DO IT This guide takes you from the trailhead to: • Find hikes suited to any ability • Experience the thrill of exploring new landscapes and viewing wildlife • Discover alpine lakes, spectacular mountain views, and much more.

BASE CAMP DENVER 101 HIKES IN COLORADO S FRONT RANGE

Summit. County. Cradle. of. alpine. beauty. across. the. Great. Divide. From Denver it's only an hour's drive on I-70 to reach the Eisenhower Tunnels and punch through the Continental Divide. Then comes the hard part: choosing from the ...

BASE CAMP DENVER  101 HIKES IN COLORADO   S FRONT RANGE

Denver is known the world over as the gateway to Colorado’s magnificent Rocky Mountains. Four national forests, a national grassland, scores of regional and city parks and preserves, and Rocky Mountain National Park offer hundreds of hiking and walking trails—all within one to three hours of downtown Denver. Base Camp Denver offers you 101 of the best of these great hiking destinations to choose from. Take a day to explore an alpine meadow, walk to a waterfall, hike through a forest, or stroll suburban parklands. Enjoy a spectacular day of spring wildflowers or fall foliage, and still be home by dinnertime. Scramble to the top of a mountain to enjoy a sunrise and still make it to work by eight. With Pete KJ as your guide and Denver as your base camp, the splendor of Colorado’s Front Range is yours to enjoy one day—or even just a few hours—at a time. History, geology, flora, and fauna for each hike Best hikes for each season, and where to enjoy spring wildflowers & fall foliage Ratings from 1 to 5 for trail conditions, difficulty, suitability for children, and more Detailed driving directions to trailheads and info about elevation, hiking time, parking, and restrooms Regional maps showing all trails in each chapter; route map for each hike Best hikes for dogs, kids, and teens Hikes that offer solitude ... or plenty of company! Hikes by interest: birdwatching, stargazing, wetlands, wildlife, and more How to prepare & what to take 101 great hikes to choose from! -- Pete KJ

Colorado s High Thirteeners

Maps : 7.5 minute Ophir San Juan National Forest Rolling Mountain is a broad - based summit that dominates the head of the valley above South Fork Mineral Creek . Drive to the same starting point as in hike number 90.

Colorado s High Thirteeners

Firsthand route descriptions to the 169 highest 13,000-foot peaks -- including the Centennial peaks under 14,000 feet -- and a complete listing of the 741 highest summits in Colorado.

Colorado s Fourteeners

From Hikes to Climbs Gerry Roach. mile north-northeast to Pine Ridge's small but rocky 11,909-foot summit (1R1 EC4), and descend 1.2 miles northeast into the trees to Storm Pass at 10,260 feet. Follow the trail east up to Estes Cone's ...

Colorado s Fourteeners

Standard, alternate, and technical routes for all 58 Colorado Fourteener peaks A classic guidebook known for its accuracy and comprehensiveness, Colorado's Fourteeners has been updated for this thirtieth anniversary edition to include GPS coordinates, revised topographic maps, expanded route details, and new descriptions reflecting alterations to trail access. Besides the often-climbed standard routes, the guide describes many alternative and technical routes. The trusted source for over 30 years, this is the guide to bring with you to peaks websites can't reach.