Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area Guide Book

by Maryann Gaug (Falcon Publishing)
Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area

208pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762736518

Hiking Colorado’s Summit County Area features 25 of the region’s finest trails—from short day hikes to overnight backpacks. With this comprehensive guide, local hiker Maryann Gaug provides all the information you need to get the most out of hiking through this land of towering peaks, high mountain lakes, and flower-filled meadows. Look inside to find: Hikes suited to every ability; Detailed trail descriptions; GPS-compatible trail maps and route profiles; Mile-by-mile directional cues Difficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits information, best hiking seasons, and much more.

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Trails from the "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area" Guide Book
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... Preview: This hike actually follows three trails: Carter Park, Moonstone, and Barney Ford. The majority of the hike is on the Barney Ford Trail, which was built along old mining trails and ditches past mine ru ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Breckenridge, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8 miles
... Preview: The hike to Bear Lake ascends the south ridge of Galena Mountain, traveling through lodgepole pine forest. From the top of the ridge, you can see a large part of the upper Arkansas Valley and Colorado ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Leadville, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5 miles
... Preview: Bowman’s Shortcut Trail is often gentle interspersed with a few steep stretches. The trail winds through lodgepole and spruce-fir forest then crosses several open meadows on a gentle ridge with great ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Frisco, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6 miles
... Preview: The huge granite dome called Buffalo Mountain towers above Dillon Reservoir and the towns of Silverthorne, Dillon, and Frisco. Such an imposing mountain attracts climbers and over the years people scr ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6 miles
... Preview: The hike to spectacular Chihuahua Lake (an unnamed lake on topo maps) travels first along a four-wheel-drive road through a beautiful and serene high alpine valley. Two 14,000-foot peaks, Torreys and ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Keystone, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.7 miles
... Preview: In summer 2002, volunteer crews from the Colorado Trail Foundation completed a reroute of the Colorado Trail where it traverses above Copper Mountain Resort. The new trail crosses several ski runs, t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Frisco, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.4 miles
... Preview: This easy hike along the edges of Cucumber Gulch provides not only great views of the Tenmile Range, but also glimpses of a fen wetland that is considered prime habitat for the endangered boreal toad. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Breckenridge, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2 miles
... Preview: The Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area offers easy hiking opportunities in the Dillon Nature Preserve Open Space. The mostly flat gated dirt road to the West Portal of the Roberts Tunnel is hikable year ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Dillon, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3 miles
... Preview: This hike meanders along the Colorado River downriver of spectacular Gore Canyon. Only boaters and train passengers can travel in the vertical-walled inner gorge. The trail passes limber pine trees, a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Kremmling, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1 miles
... Preview: The old wagon road (nonmotorized) to the 7:30 Mine climbs steadily above Silver Plume, past relics of the silver boom of the 1880s.Bristlecone pine, lodgepole pine, and aspen line the trail. After 1. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Silver Plume, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7 miles
... Preview: The hike to Grouse Lake follows Grouse Creek, which could be more aptly named Berry Bush Creek. The trail climbs steadily through spruce-fir forest interspersed with aspen. A few flatter sections prov ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Minturn, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2 miles
... Preview: The popular hike to Herman Lake starts on an old sawmill road through thick forest. The trail then wanders through fields of colorful wildflowers with spectacular views of the Continental Divide. Most ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Silver Plume, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7 miles
... Preview: The Iowa Hill Hydraulic Placer Mine is explored along this historic interpretive trail. The hikes takes you back 145 years in history to the days when miners panned for gold then developed techniques ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Breckenridge, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2 miles
... Preview: This gentle, uncrowded hike follows an old mining road then travels on the Gore Range Trail (GRT), climbing a lateral moraine left by two epochs of glaciers. The GRT wanders around the top of the fore ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4 miles
... Preview: Lily Pad Lake is a very popular destination especially from the Lily Pad Lake Trail #50 trailhead (see Option 2). Hiking the complete trail from Frisco to Ryan Gulch pro- vides the most diverse scener ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3 miles
... Preview: This easy and family-friendly loop trail travels through fields of colorful wildflowers, thick spruce-fir forest, and past beautiful cascades of Cataract Creek. After hiking, spend some time lounging ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Heeney, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4 miles
... Preview: The trail to Masontown is a pleasant family hike. A side trip to the east of town can provide fun exploring the area for mining relics. The hike from Masontown to Mount Royal and farther up to the rid ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Frisco, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8 miles
... Preview: This 14.9-mile hike traverses the Gore Range over Red-Buffalo Pass. Along the way, you can see almost everything that is special about the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Flower-filled meadows, views of crag ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.9 miles
... Preview: The Spruce Creek trails gently climbs through thick forest for 1. 5 miles. After the junction with the Wheeler National Recreation Trail, various open areas provide glimpses of the silver ribbon of Co ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Breckenridge, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6 miles
... Preview: The Ptarmigan Trail climbs steadily through various ecosystems including sagebrush meadow, lodgepole pine, aspen, spruce-fir, and alpine tundra —the land above the trees. While thick forest envelops t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 12 miles

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