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Colorado Guide Books


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Fodor's Colorado (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Guides
Released: 2016-03-22
Paperback (480 pages)

Fodor s Colorado (Travel Guide)
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  • Fodor s Colorado
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering insider tips and advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's Colorado highlights the best this playground for nature lovers has to offer:  the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park, Denver’s cultural riches, and the winding trails and raging rivers perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking to bike, raft, horseback ride, or fish. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, whether skiing the champagne powder of the Rocky Mountains or setting out on an urban adventure in cool cities like Boulder and Aspen.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Colorado.
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Major sights such as Mesa Verde National Park, Dude Ranches and Old West Mining Towns
· Side trips from Colorado Springs including Cripple Creek, Florissant Fossil Beds, Palmer Lake, Canon City and Royal Gorge, Buena Vista and Salida
 · Coverage of Denver, Summit County, Vail Valley, Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, Boulder and North Central Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Northwest Colorado and Steamboat Springs, Southwest Colorado’s Black Canyon and the Gunnison National Park, Telluride and the San Juan Mountains, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Springs, the Collegiate Peaks, and the San Luis Valley

The Colorado Trail (Colorado Mountain Club Guidebook)

By Colorado Trail Foundation

Brand: Mountaineers Books
Released: 2017-02-23
Paperback (336 pages)

The Colorado Trail (Colorado Mountain Club Guidebook)
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  • The Colorado Trail 9th Ed
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• The official Colorado Trail guide for thru-hikers, day hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians

• Detailed information for the entire Colorado Trail, including five new chapters for the 80-mile Collegiate West trail addition

• Updated color maps with trail and milepoint overlays



The Colorado Trail is considered by many to be the most beautiful “long trail” in the world. Spanning 486 miles from the Denver suburbs to Durango, the trail passes through six national forests and six wilderness areas, traverses five major river systems, and crosses eight mountain ranges.



The ninth edition of The Colorado Trail has all the information a day hiker, thru-hiker, mountain biker, or equestrian needs to plan and complete a trip on the trail. New to this edition are five chapters on the 80-mile Collegiate West trail addition. Maps and written descriptions for all twenty-eight segments of the Colorado Trail have also been updated throughout the guide.



Each chapter provides essential logistical information for Colorado Trail hikers: trailhead directions; road access points; detailed trail descriptions including distance and elevation gain; color maps and elevation profiles; and information on water sources, campsite locations, and resupply towns. Additional town maps and mountain bike detour maps (around Wilderness Areas) have been included throughout the book.



An extensive introduction includes information on planning, supplying, safety, equipment, navigation, mountain biking, horseback riding, regulations, and backcountry ethics―plus chapters on the heritage of The Colorado Trail, natural history, and geology. At the back of the book you will find useful contact information and an index.

Lonely Planet Colorado (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Greg Benchwick

Lonely Planet
Paperback (384 pages)

Lonely Planet Colorado (Travel Guide)
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  • Lonely Planet Colorado
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Colorado is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire the near-constant blue skies of Denver, hike through Rocky Mountain National Park, or climb the ice walls in Aspen while listening to live music; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Colorado and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Colorado Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, politics, landscapes, wildlife, outdoor activities, road trips and scenic drives, and cuisine
  • Over 35 color maps
  • Coverage of Denver, Aspen, Vail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder, San Luis Valley, Durango, Silverton, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Monte Vista, Trinidad, Alamosa, Twin Lakes, Manitou Springs, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Colorado, our most comprehensive guide to Colorado, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Western USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Carolyn McCarthy, Greg Benchwick and Chris Pitts.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - The New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)

Colorado Guide: Fifth Edition, Updated

By Bruce Caughey

Brand: Fulcrum Publishing
Paperback (672 pages)

Colorado Guide: Fifth Edition, Updated
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The Colorado Guide is and always has been the bible of what to see and do in Colorado. For the past ten years and a quarter of a million copies sold, Bruce Caughey and Dean Winstanley, both fourth-generation Coloradans, have captured the spirit of the state in the most comprehensive guidebook available. It caputres all the best places from Aspen to Denver to Grand Junction and Colorado Springs, providing an indispensable resouce for the day, weekend, and vacation traveler in Colorado.

Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, 3rd Edition

By Charles A. Wells

Funtreks Inc
Spiral-bound (232 pages)

Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, 3rd Edition
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The 100 trails in this book may be the best batch ever put together in one place. Whether you are a newcomer to 4-wheeling or an experienced veteran, we guarantee you ll have fun. The trails are grouped into seven key areas, south of Interstate 70, in the heart of Colorado's most beautiful high country.

A full-color format makes planning your next adventure simpler than ever. Easy, moderate and difficult routes are color coded, while symbols quickly show kinds of vehicles allowed on each trail. This includes unlicensed UTVs, ATVs and dirt bikes.

A separate mileage log ties numbered locations along the route to a custom map and Aerial Terrain view. GPS coordinates are provided for each numbered location and may also be downloaded free from the FunTreks Web site. Included are reverse mileages for all trails and historical highlights.

Every book includes concealed spiral binding that lays flat for easy use. Heavy-duty plastic laminate cover withstands rough use. (Not available in square back format.)

Visit Funtreks website for GPS trails now available on SD cards for use in Garmin NUVI, Garmin Handheld devices, Iphone and Android devices.

Birds of Colorado Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (336 pages)

Birds of Colorado Field Guide
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Make bird watching in Colorado even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela’s famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in Colorado. This book features 130 species of Colorado birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

Moon Colorado (Travel Guide)

By Terri Cook

Cook Terri
Released: 2017-05-23
Paperback (400 pages)

Moon Colorado (Travel Guide)
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  • Moon Colorado
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Discover Colorado with Moon Travel Guides!

With Moon Colorado, you'll explore an inspiring landscape of mountains and rivers, and immerse yourself in a culture that welcomes adventure.

What you'll find in Moon Colorado:

  • Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, from a two-week road trip to a quick getaway
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Curated advice for outdoor adventurers, winter sports enthusiasts, history buffs, road-trippers, foodies, and more
  • Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Ski the deep powder of some of the country's top resorts (Aspen, Crested Butte, Vail, and more!), and relax with a delicious après-ski drink. Go white-water rafting or kayaking on a frothing river, or hike slickrock trails to awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountain peaks. Explore ancient pueblos or Wild West ghost towns, soak in a steaming hot spring, and spot wild elk, horses, and foxes. Savor fresh flavors at a farm-to-table restaurant, and sample some of Colorado's delicious local microbrews
  • Honest advice from Boulder local and lifelong adventurer Terri Cook on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from campsites and motels to B&Bs and resort lodges
  • Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, and travelers with disabilities
  • Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, and history, plus tips on getting there and getting around by car and public transportation
With Moon's local insight, diverse ideas, and expert advice on experiencing the best of Colorado, you can plan your trip your way.

Full list of coverage: Denver, Boulder and the Northern Front Range, Rocky Mountain National Park, Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado, Vail and the Central Rockies, Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, Mesa Verde and the Southwest, Colorado Springs and the Southeast

Exploring more of Colorado's hits? Try Moon Denver, Boulder & Colorado Springs. Staying in the park? Try Moon Rocky Mountain National Park. For an all-outdoors adventure, try Moon Colorado Camping.

Weird Colorado: Your Travel Guide to Colorado's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

By Charmaine Ortega Getz

Brand: Sterling
Hardcover (272 pages)

Weird Colorado: Your Travel Guide to Colorado s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
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For weirdness to flourish, it requires a combination of dramatic history, amazing environments, and truly unique, off-the-grid characters. Colorado is blessed with all three! From the strange tale of Alfred Packer to Fruita's annual commemoration of Mike (the rooster that lost its head but not its will to live), there's no shortage of bizarre history and happenings in this Rocky Mountain locale.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder: Including Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park

By Kim Lipker

MENASHA RIDGE PRESS
Paperback (256 pages)

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder: Including Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park
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  • 60 HIKES W/IN 60 MI: DEN/BOLDR
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Denver, Boulder, and the surrounding region offer an amazing natural panorama for outdoor enthusiasts and contain some of the best hiking in the world. With such a bewildering wealth of hikes at their disposal, author Kim Lipker presents travelers with a variety of the very best trails in the area, and most within an hour's drive or less. Extensive key-at-a-glance information makes it easy to choose a hike based on length, difficulty, scenery, and more. Including hikes near Fort Collins, Boulder, and Colorado Springs, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder is the only guidebook that pinpoints great hikes that are also close to home.

Colorado Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)

By James Kavanagh

Waterford Press
Pamphlet (1 pages)

Colorado Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)
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  • Colorado Trees Wildflowers A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants A Pocket Naturalist Guide
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The state flower, the Rocky Mountain Columbine, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout Colorado. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.


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