Easy Hikes to the Hidden Past: Pikes Peak Region Edition

Easy Hikes to the Hidden Past: Pikes Peak Region Edition

by Rocky Shockley, T Duren Jones

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Overview

Easy Hikes to the Hidden Past is a unique book concept to get readers off the couch and outside to the Great Outdoors, to not only enjoy some wonderful walks hikes and bike rides, but to also make discoveries of the region's-often hidden-historic past. Hiking books are quite common and a valued resource to new adventures. This book, however, combines well-researched trail explorations with an educational "treasure hunt" for relics of times gone by that should not be forgotten. The Pikes Peak Region Edition covers Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Cripple Creek, Canon City, Monument and Palmer Lake. Not a dry turn-by-turn book but narration with personality.

There are a broad range of explorations in Easy Hikes to the Hidden Past offering something for everyone, with varied physical abilities. Some discoveries can be seen from the car window as you drive through history, some can be accessed by walking or on a bike, still others by trail hiking, all of which would be classified as easy to moderate difficulty level. Trail maps, trivia, historical photos, humor and insights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578744605
Publisher: Rocky Shockley
Publication date: 11/18/2020
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 236,993
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Rocky Shockley is not a nickname; it is his given name. Leaving Oklahoma for Colorado at a young age, he developed a passion and curiosity for hiking and exploring the rocky paths of the Pikes Peak Region. He enjoys finding, researching and sharing the overlooked relics that are found on his trail hikes.
Rocky's years of hotel management experience sharpened his communications skills and developed his love of the tourism industry. Telling the stories of the early history of Colorado Springs is a favorite pastime. He prefers trails that have a history, a story, and discoveries to be found along the way.
Rocky's second career is a professional hiking guide with a historical focus in the Pikes Peak region. This is a perfect fit as he has explored the area most of his life. His stories are told with energy and enthusiasm that showcases his knowledge of historic trails and the pieces of the past found along the way.
Rocky's favorite quote is: "Hike with your senses." Rocky will often encourage others to stop along the way, to absorb the aroma of the pines, listen to the sounds. To pause to feel the geology of the region that both drew and hindered the prospectors and the pioneers.
Rocky regularly chronicles his discoveries in his blog site: Exploring the Lesser Known Pikes Peak Region. (www.6100feet.com)

T. Duren Jones loves hiking wilderness trails. He gets out as often as he can, and enjoys taking friends and family on his explorations. Most of those who have joined-and survived- his adventures still talk to him. He has hiked hundreds of trails in the American West, has summited all of the 54 Colorado 14,000 ft. peaks (now on his second round with his granddaughter), and has trekked the length of the nearly 500 miles of the Colorado Trail's 28 segments from Denver to Durango. Once he's done with one checklist, he on to the next-now exploring for historic remnants through hikes in the Pikes Peak Region and around the state of Colorado.
A former Periodicals Editorial and Art Director, T. Duren Jones (Tim) has worked in marketing, advertising and publishing for more than 30 years. He currently works for the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs as a Wilderness Driver to the hotel's mountain camp properties (along with caretaking those camps in the winter off-season). Tim is a published author of two trail hiking books, featuring stories from his adventures, Tales from the Trails, and Trail Mix, both available on Amazon Books and from WordFire Press. Tim's third book, Pinehaven, self published, was released July 2020.

Table of Contents

Manitou Springs

1 Ute Pass Trail ............................................. 8

2 Red Mountain ........................................... 18

3 Iron Mountain .......................................... 30

4 Ruxton Avenue ....................................... 40

5 Above The Incline .................................... 52

The Hills to the West

6 Vindicator Valley Trail ............................ 68

7 Old Stage Road ........................................ 78

8 Closed Gold Camp Road.......................... 88

9 Pipeline Trail .......................................... 100

10 Red Rock of Manitou Park................... 112

North, South and East

11 Indian Paint Mines ............................... 120

12 Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway .. 128

13 The Trails of Palmer Lake ................... 140

14 Monument Preserve ............................. 152

15 Cañon City's Tunnel Trail ................... 164

Manitou Springs

1 Ute Pass Trail ............................................. 8

2 Red Mountain ........................................... 18

3 Iron Mountain .......................................... 30

4 Ruxton Avenue ....................................... 40

5 Above The Incline .................................... 52

The Hills to the West

6 Vindicator Valley Trail ............................ 68

7 Old Stage Road ........................................ 78

8 Closed Gold Camp Road.......................... 88

9 Pipeline Trail .......................................... 100

10 Red Rock of Manitou Park................... 112

North, South and East

11 Indian Paint Mines ............................... 120

12 Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway .. 128

13 The Trails of Palmer Lake ................... 140

14 Monument Preserve ............................. 152

15 Cañon City's Tunnel Trail ................... 164

Colorado Springs

16 Monument Valley Park ........................ 176

17 Shooks Run .......................................... 194

18 Above the Zoo ...................................... 206

19 Woodmen to Ice Lake .......................... 224

20 Red Rock Canyon ................................ 232

16 Monument Valley Park ........................ 176

17 Shooks Run .......................................... 194

18 Above the Zoo ...................................... 206

19 Woodmen to Ice Lake .......................... 224

20 Red Rock Canyon ................................ 232

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