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Colorado Guide Books


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Fodor's Colorado (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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

Fodor s Colorado (Travel Guide)
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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

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: 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)

Backroads & Byways of Colorado: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Second Edition) (Backroads & Byways)

By Drea Knufken

Countryman Press
Paperback (272 pages)

Backroads & Byways of Colorado: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Second Edition)  (Backroads & Byways)
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See Colorado at its most enchanting: along the roads less traveled.

View majestic, snow-covered mountains within sight of desert expanses. Visit ancestral Puebloan settlements along the San Juan Skyway. Camp out in the 2.3-milion-acre White River National Forest. No matter what sort of Colorado adventure you're looking for, there's a trip to thrill you in this book.

In this full-color second edition, the authors have expanded map coverage in each tour chapter, and have fully updated the best places to stay and eat that complement the best places to explore.

 

90+ full-color photographs

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.

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.

Colorado Trail Databook, 6th Edition (Colorado Mountain Club Pack Guide)

By Colorado Trail Foundation

Colorado Mountain Club
Released: 2015-11-12
Paperback (88 pages)

Colorado Trail Databook, 6th Edition (Colorado Mountain Club Pack Guide)
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• Detailed information for all 28 segments of the Colorado Trail, plus the 5 segments of the new Collegiate West trail addition
• Color maps with trail overlays
• Accurate mileages and distances
• Elevation profiles
• Descriptions of key features
• Mountain bike detour routes

Here’s the data that every Colorado Trail day hiker or thru-hiker will want with them on the route: trailheads, road crossings, trail intersections, stream crossings, water sources, campsite locations, viewpoints, elevation, and resupply towns. This sixth edition features up to date information on the new trail alignment of the Collegiate West portion of the trail, including updated maps, elevation profiles, and data.

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, Colorado―with 81 additional miles of the new Collegiate West addition―the trail passes through six national forests and six wilderness areas, traverses five major river systems, and crosses eight mountain ranges.

Written for the thru-hiker, weekend backpacker, day hiker, mountain bicyclist, and horse rider, this lightweight pack guide can easily be carried in your pocket or backpack. Detailed information is included for all 28 segments of the Colorado Trail, plus the 5 segments of the new Collegiate West trail addition.

Icons for each segment mark the access points, campsites, availability of water, and points of interest. Additional icons note services at supply points, such as post offices, lodging, meals, groceries, telephones, banks, showers, outdoor stores, laundry, and medical help.

The Colorado Trail Foundation is the nonprofit organization that keeps the Colorado Trail in good condition, maintaining and improving it with the help of many volunteers.

Fishing Colorado: An Angler's Complete Guide To More Than 125 Top Fishing Spots (Fishing Series)

By Ron Baird

Brand: FalconGuides
Paperback (176 pages)

Fishing Colorado: An Angler s Complete Guide To More Than 125 Top Fishing Spots (Fishing Series)
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Updated and revised, this guide to the great angling state of Colorado features maps and detailed directions to the state's best fishing locations as well as information on the best times of year to find each species of game fish and where. With tackle recommendations, information about trails, advice on camping, notes on special regulations, and much more, this has become an indispensable guide both for Colorado residents and visiting anglers.

The Mountain Biker's Guide to Colorado

By Dan Hickstein

Fixed Pin Publishing
Paperback (368 pages)

The Mountain Biker s Guide to Colorado
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  • Over 150 of Colorado's best rides
  • Custom ride maps
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Thousands of miles of world-class trails and jaw-dropping scenery make Colorado a mountain biking paradise. With coverage of all the best rides in the state - from crazy descents of jagged peaks to quick afternoon rides for the whole family - The Mountain Biker's Guide to Colorado makes it easy to plan your next trip. Full-color photos, detailed maps, elevation profiles, and turn-by-turn directions mean less time lost in the woods and more time riding. Consistent technical and physical difficulty ratings let you choose the perfect ride, from a gentle Sunday cruise to an all-day epic. For before and after the ride, the book also includes tips on local camping, hotels, and restaurants.

Insight Guides Colorado

By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Paperback (344 pages)

Insight Guides Colorado
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The Rocky Mountain State of Colorado offers soaring peaks, world-class skiing and vibrant cities that lure travellers from all over the world to America's alpine heartland. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide Colorado, a comprehensive full-colour guide to the state.





Inside Insight Guide Colorado:



A fully-overhauled new edition by our expert Colorado-based author.

Stunning photography that brings this fascinating country and its people to life.

Highlights of the state's top attractions, including the Rocky Mountains, Denver and the San Luis Valley.

Descriptive accounts cover the whole state from the Mesa Verde to the Eastern Plains.

Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.



Insight Guide Colorado now includes the Walking Eye app, free to download to smartphones and tablets on purchase of the book. The app includes our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants, plus activity, event and shopping listings.



About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado: A Guide To The State's Best Waterfall Hikes

By Susan Joy Paul

Brand: FalconGuides
Paperback (320 pages)

Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado: A Guide To The State s Best Waterfall Hikes
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From the Front Range to the Western 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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