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Hiking Colorado, 3rd: A Guide to 75 of the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures
     

Hiking Colorado, 3rd: A Guide to 75 of the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures

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by Maryann Gaug
 

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Lace up your boots and sample fifty of the finest trails Colorado has to offer. This hiker's paradise offers not only rugged peaks and crystal clear alpine lakes, but also historic ruins and magnificent canyons. View the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park, journey to Colorado's highest point at the top of Mount Elbert, hike beneath immense sandstone

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Lace up your boots and sample fifty of the finest trails Colorado has to offer. This hiker's paradise offers not only rugged peaks and crystal clear alpine lakes, but also historic ruins and magnificent canyons. View the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park, journey to Colorado's highest point at the top of Mount Elbert, hike beneath immense sandstone cliffs in Devils Canyon, or step back in time to North America's largest dinosaur track site. Veteran hiker, Master of Leave No Trace, and outdoor writer Maryann Gaug will introduce you to these trails and more. Inside you'll find: detailed shaded relief maps, GPS waypoint coordinates for each hike, accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike, tips on equipment, trip planning, and hiking with dogs and children, accurate directions, difficulty ratings, trail contacts, and more.Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, come explore the wonders of our nation's highest state — on foot!

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"[Hiking Colorado] takes on a huge task, and succeeds…. This book is the ultimate on Colorado best hikes."–Russ Bromby, Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers Praise for previous editions:Best Hikes near Denver and Boulder won First Place in Books/Scripts for TV/Movie/Video andalso Best of Show in those categories in the annual Rocky Mountain Writers and Photographersaward competition.The judge was Russ Bromby, retired editor of Colorado Outdoors magazine and chief ofcommunications for the Colorado Division of Wildlife.Russ Bromby's comments on the book:"Extremely well researched and detailed, this book is a delight. From the heartfeltacknowledgments and introduction to the descriptions of the hikes, the meticulous care and hoursof work are clearly evident. Abundant maps and photos and an ingenious trail finder make thisan invaluable hiking guide. Each hike description is loaded with details including history,location, changes in elevation, hiking times and difficulty, trail surfaces and the best time of yearto hike specific trails. The maps are well executed and detailed, but if that's not enough, theauthor has provided GPS data and lists of supplemental maps. Local land managementinformation is also thoughtfully provided. Particularly impressive is the step-by-step walkthrough for each hike, complete with mileage."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762759828
Publisher:
Falcon Guides
Publication date:
05/17/2011
Series:
State Hiking Guides Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Silverthorne, Colorado resident Maryann Gaug left her career as a computer scientist to pursue a life committed to the Colorado mountains. A devoted hiker and a Master of Leave No Trace, Maryann today writes for Cyberwest and Summit County newspapers. She is the founder of About Wilderness, Inc.

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Hiking Colorado, 3rd: A Guide to 75 of the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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