Fodor's Colorado

Fodor's Colorado

by Fodor's Travel Publications

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Overview

Written by locals, Fodor’s Colorado is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Denver, Boulder, Vail, Aspen and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Colorado travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting states in the United States.

A playground for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, Colorado has majestic landscapes, raging rivers, hot springs, winding trails, and scores of snow-capped summits, known by skiers everywhere for their champagne powder. Fodor's Colorado captures the state's best outdoor excursions—from skiing and hiking to fishing, horseback riding, rafting, and biking—while also showcasing what makes cosmopolitan cities like Denver, Boulder, and Aspen special.

Fodor’s Colorado includes:

    •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Fully updated coverage of cities, towns, must-see attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, outdoor activities, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, and more. Revamped ski listings showcase the top places for hitting the slopes in resort areas like Aspen and Vail, and new dining listings in Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs accentuate these cities' robust culinary scenes.
    •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Colorado to inspire you.
    •PULLOUT MAP AND DETAILED MAPS: A handy PULLOUT map of Colorado will help you navigate on the go. Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.
    •SPECIAL FEATURES: The Experience Colorado chapter includes a section on Colorado's booming microbrews; Colorado’s food markets, festivals, and local wines; a feature on traveling through the state with kids to help parents plan the perfect itinerary for their families; and all the best festivals and Summer activities in Colorado.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries to help plan and make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Features such as Ultimate Experiences and Great Itineraries make planning simple. A mountain finder chart helps travelers pick the right ski slope. This guide also has useful tips for outdoor enthusiasts who are seeking the best hiking, biking, rafting, horseback riding, and fishing excursions that the state has to offer.
    •COVERS: Denver, Aspen, Vail, Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Mesa Verde National Park, Steamboat Springs, the San Luis Valley, and more.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS:Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640971196
Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Series: Fodor's Travel Guides Series , #13
Edition description: 13th ed.
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 110,334
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

For over 80 years, Fodor's Travel has been a trusted resource offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler's trip. We hire local writers who know their destinations better than anyone else, allowing us to provide the best travel recommendations for all tastes and budget in over 7,500 worldwide destinations. Our books make it possible for every trip to be a trip of a lifetime.

Table of Contents

About this Book ............ 6
When to Go ............ 7
What’s Where ............ 8
Quintessential Colorado ............ 10
If You Like ............ 12
Great Itineraries ............ 20
Mountain Finder ............ 24

Chapter 1: Denver ............ 25
Exploring Denver ............ 27
Where to Eat ............ 40
Where to Stay ............ 56
Sports & the Outdoors ............ 64
Nightlife & the Arts ............ 68
Shopping ............ 73
Denver Essentials ............ 75

Chapter 2: The Rockies Near Denver ............ 79
Golden ............ 82
Evergreen ............ 85
Central City & Black Hawk ............ 86
Idaho Springs ............ 88
Winter Park ............ 91
Georgetown ............ 97
The Rockies Near Denver Essentials ............ 99

Chapter 3: Summit County ............ 101
Dillon ............ 105
Keystone ............ 108
Arapahoe Basin ............ 113
Breckenridge ............ 114
Frisco ............ 121
Copper Mountain ............ 123
Leadville ............ 127
Summit County Essentials ............ 130

Chapter 4: Vail Valley ............ 133
Vail ............ 137
Minturn ............ 148
Beaver Creek ............ 149
Vail Valley Essentials ............ 159

Chapter 5: Aspen & the Roaring Fork Valley ............ 161
Aspen ............ 165
Snowmass Village ............ 183
Glenwood Springs ............ 187
Redstone & Marble ............ 194
Aspen & the Roaring Fork Valley Essentials ............ 196

Chapter 6: Boulder & North Central Colorado ............ 199
Boulder ............ 204
Grand County ............ 238
Fort Collins ............ 246
Boulder & North Central Colorado Essentials ............ 254

Chapter 7: Rocky Mountain National Park ............ 257
Welcome to Rocky Mountain ............ 258
Rocky Mountain National Park Planner ............ 260
Where to Stay & Eat ............ 272
Rocky Mountain Essentials ............ 273

Chapter 8: Northwest Colorado & Steamboat Springs ............ 275
Grand Junction ............ 279
Colorado National Monument ............ 285
Grand Mesa ............ 288
Meeker ............ 290
Craig ............ 292
Steamboat Springs ............ 293
Dinosaur National Monument ............ 303
Rangely ............ 304
Northwest Colorado & Steamboat Springs Essentials ............ 306

Chapter 9: Southwest Colorado ............ 309
Crested Butte & Gunnison ............ 313
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park & Montrose ............ 327
Telluride ............ 336
Ridgway ............ 347
Ouray ............ 348
Silverton ............ 352
Purgatory ............ 355
Durango ............ 358
Pagosa Springs ............ 365
Lake City & Creede ............ 367
Southwest Colorado Essentials ............ 375

Chapter 10: Mesa Verde National Park ............ 379
Welcome to Mesa Verde ............ 380
Mesa Verde National Park Planner ............ 382
Where to Stay & Eat ............ 388
Mesa Verde Essentials ............ 391

Chapter 11: South Central Colorado ............ 393
Colorado Springs ............ 397
Buena Vista & Salida ............ 419
Cañon City ............ 424
Pueblo ............ 427
Trinidad ............ 432
Cuchara Valley ............ 435
The San Luis Valley ............ 437
South Central Colorado Essentials ............ 445

Colorado Essentials ............ 449

Index ............ 471

About Our Writers ............ 480

Maps
Colorado ............ 18—19
Denver Area ............ 28—29
Downtown Denver ............ 32
Greater Denver ............ 37
Where to Eat in Denver ............ 42—43
Where to Stay in Denver ............ 58
The Rockies Near Denver ............ 83
Summit County ............ 104
Vail Valley ............ 136
Roaring Fork Valley ............ 164
Aspen Area ............ 166—167
North Central Colorado ............ 203
Boulder ............ 208—209
Fort Collins ............ 249
Northwest Colorado ............ 278
Southwest Colorado ............ 312
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ............ 328
South Central Colorado ............ 399
Colorado Springs Vicinity ............ 404

Close Ups
Staking Out the Stock Show ............ 66
Denver Rocks ............ 72
Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel ............ 96
Hiking to the Continental Divide ............ 98
Golf ............ 107
Colorado’s Fragile Wilderness ............ 124
Hitting the Slopes ............ 151
Independence Pass ............ 165
The Sound of Music ............ 181
Saturday Market ............ 182
Doc Holliday ............ 189
Rafting the Roaring Fork Valley ............ 192
Quick Bites in Boulder ............ 219
Longs Peak: The Northernmost Fourteener ............ 268
The Legacy of Mike the Headless Chicken ............ 287
Black Canyon Flora & Fauna ............ 331
Woodstock of the West ............ 339
A Walk in the Founder’s Footsteps ............ 405
The Pueblo Levee ............ 429

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