Hiking Colorado s Hidden Gems

Colorado's timeless landscape lies out there, beyond the highway's edge, on thousands of miles of foot trails that find places of beauty and wonder—that discover Colorado's hidden gems. In the twenty- first century, Colorado has become ...

Author: Stewart M. Green

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493046676

Category: Sports & Recreation

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From the Front Range to Summit County and the Western Slope, this guide reveals 40 of the best hidden and little-known trails scattered around Colorado. Most of the hikes have not appeared in any previous guidebooks, and are true hidden gems. Whether you’re looking to hike in solitude or simply looking to get off the beaten path, these trails will lead hikers on the best trails in state parks and public spaces, with hikes ranging in difficulty from handicap-accessible and easy hikes to strenuous outings.
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Best Hikes Colorado Springs

Drive 1.4 miles up the park road to the Mount Cutler Trailhead on the left (GPS: 38.791798, -104.887155). The Hike Serene, peaceful, and seemingly remote, North Cheyenne Cañon Park is one of Colorado Springs' best hidden gems.

Author: Stewart M. Green

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493047413

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Discover the most epic hikes close to town. With Best Hikes Colorado Springs, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multi-day backpack. Complete with maps and full-color photos, hike descriptions provide everything you need to know before hitting the trail: location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, canine compatability.
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Best Lake Hikes Colorado

The Hogback Nature Trail north of Martin Lake is a hidden gem hike with gorgeous views across the lakes to the twin Spanish Peaks, called Huajatolla or “breasts of the earth” by the Utes. Start Cuerno Verde Trail around Martin Lake from ...

Author: Susan Joy Paul

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493046836

Category: Sports & Recreation

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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.
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Backpacker Hidden Gems

By Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan The insider Photojournalist Donna Ikenberry became a master of peaks while authoring three editions of Hiking Colorado's Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness Areas. “What I love about this place is that you ...

Author: Maren Horjus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493033874

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Nothing against the Bright Angel Trail, the Narrows, the Presidential Traverse, or Half Dome, which are all certainly worth of their popularity, but hikers don’t need another resource pointing them toward those conga lines. It’s time we rewrite the backpacker’s life list. Enter Backpacker Hidden Gems. For the first time ever, here is a collection of Mother Nature’s best kept secret hikes, chockful of life-list worthy views, campsites, waterfalls, wildlife, and more. This book spills every secret and pulls back the curtain to reveal the top 100 trips across the country, with information on how to reach them, when to go, and what you’ll see. With color topographic maps and over 200 gorgeous photographs to complete the package, this book is the perfect keepsake for anyone looking to expand his hiking horizons.
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Best Loop Hikes Colorado

Yes, you can hear and see I70 traffic from the trailhead, and it often gets crowded here, but out on the trail is nothing but primo Colorado hiking with righteous views, respectable elevation gain, and plenty of “hiddenplaces for a ...

Author: Steve Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493058006

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 257

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Best Loop Hikes Colorado includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the most scenic loop hikes in the area. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. Best Loop 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 explore the most spectacular loop hikes.
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Best Wildflower Hikes Colorado

Explore this hidden gem by combining the easy Overlook and Canyon Trails to create a short loop that meanders across a mesa top, over sandstone planks, through the valley bottom, and past steep cliffs. Sandy grassy landscape, delicate ...

Author: Christine Kassar

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493022601

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Best Wildflower Hikes Colorado includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for some 100 of the state’s most scenic wildflower hikes. Encompassing state and national parks, forests, monuments and wilderness areas, this guide includes history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates, leading hikers to remote corners to view spectacular wildflowers.
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Hiking Waterfalls Colorado

The hike is steep, but the reward is mesmerizing, with an emerald pool and waterfall at this hidden gem. Start: Hanging Lake Trailhead Trail: Hanging Lake Trail #1650 Difficulty: Moderate Hiking time: About 3 hours Distance: 2.9 miles ...

Author: Susan Joy Paul

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493043750

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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From the Front Range to the West Slope, Colorado boasts beautiful waterfalls. Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for more than 125 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the state. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. From Crestone to Telluride, Grand Junction to Steamboat Springs, Walden to Westcliffe, Hiking Waterfalls in 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 state to view the most spectacular waterfalls.
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Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado

The hike is steep, but the reward is mesmerizing: an emerald pool, a tropical scene, a cliffside hidden gem at Bridal Veil Falls. Start: Hanging Lake Trailhead Difficulty: Moderate Approximate hiking time: 2 hours Distance: 3.6 miles ...

Author: Susan Joy Paul

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493003280

Category: Sports & Recreation

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DIVFrom the Front Range to the West Slope, Colorado boasts beautiful waterfalls. Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for more than 125 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the state. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. From Crestone to Telluride, Grand Junction to Steamboat Springs, Walden to Westcliffe, Hiking Waterfalls in 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 state to view the most spectacular waterfalls./div
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The Plateau of Doubt Hiking the Hayduke Trail across the Colorado Plateau

Today, even though there are hundreds of millions more of us on this planet, far fewer of us seem to have the time, let alone the desire, to walk any distance to discover these hidden gems of nature and to rediscover the magic in the ...

Author: Jonathan Stewart

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483480879

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The Plateau of Doubt details a 725 mile, two-season trek tracing the Hayduke Trail across the Colorado Plateau. Not only does it describe the stunning scenery spanning six national parks, two national forests, three wilderness areas, two national monuments and one national recreation area, but the underlines the challenges involved in hiking one of the most remote and desiccated landscapes on earth. It illustrates the dramatic impact a warming world and over-grazing are having on the fragile environment of the Colorado Plateau.
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Best Summit Hikes in Colorado

Examples of class designations for hikes on some familiar Colorado peaks: Class 1: Bison Peak, Longs Peak (from standard trailhead to the boulder ... You can expect low traffic on hidden gems or on mountains with remote trailheads.

Author: James Dziezynski

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899977126

Category: Travel

Page: 370

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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.
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