Hiking through History Colorado: Exploring the Centennial State's Past by Trail

Hiking through History Colorado: Exploring the Centennial State's Past by Trail

by Robert Hurst

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Hiking through History Colorado: Exploring the Centennial State's Past by Trail by Robert Hurst

From historic landmarks to early settlement sites and more, this book is the perfect companion for any hiker with an interest in history. Make no mistake—this is a hiking book first and foremost, complete with rich photos and detailed maps, but with added extras and sidebars detailing enough historical information to satisfy every curiosity along the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493022922
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 06/30/2016
Series: Hiking Through History Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,241,685
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Robert Hurst is a native Coloradan who is just happy to be in one piece after working for ten years as a bike messenger in Denver. A 1990 graduate of the University of Colorado, he is the founder of Trails, the insider's source for mountain biking destinations in the Rocky Mountains, and is the author of Mountain Biking Colorado's San Juan Mountains (2001), The Art of Urban Cycling (2004), Family Biking (2015), and Road Biking Colorado (2005), all published by Falcon.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

How to Use This Guide 6

Trail Finder 7

Map Legend 11

Denver and Boulder 12

1 Roxborough State Park 13

2 Red Rocks: Trading Post Trail 19

3 Mount Falcon 26

4 Castlewood Canyon 33

5 Mount Galbraith 41

6 Lookout Mountain 47

7 Tallman Ranch 51

8 Rattlesnake Gulch 55

9 Mallory Cave 60

Pikes Peak 65

10 Devil's Head 66

11 Manitou Incline 70

12 Red Rock Canyon 75

13 Palmer Trail-Section 16 83

14 Captain Jack's 88

15 Cheyenne Mountain State Park 94

16 Florissant Fossil Beds 100

San Luis Valley 108

17 Penitente Canyon 109

18 Great Sand Danes 116

Southeast 125

19 Picketwire Canyon 126

Four Corners 130

20 Pétroglyph Point Trail 131

21 Soda Canyon Overlooks 139

22 McElnio Loop 145

23 Hovenweep 153

Central Mountains 161

24 Mount Royal 162

25 Iowa Hill 168

26 French Gulch 172

27 Barney Ford Trail 176

28 Buffalo Cabins 180

29 Meadow Mountain 183

30 Camp Hale 188

31 Mayflower Gulch 196

Roaring Fork 201

32 Doc Holliday Trail 202

33 Government Trail 208

34 Sunnyside/Shadyside Loop 214

Rocky Mountain National Park 219

35 Holzwarth Ranch 220

36 Moraine Park 226

37 Sprague Lake 234

North Front Range 241

38 Caribou Ranch 242

39 Picture Rock 248

40 Bobcat Ridge 252

Resources and Further Reading 257

About the Author 261

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