100 Classic Hikes in Colorado Guide Book

by Scott S. Warren (The Mountaineers Books)
100 Classic Hikes in Colorado  by Scott S. Warren

250pp/color photos/color maps
ISBN: 1594850240

Find yourself hiking under the Rattlesnake Arches or beside ancient rock art at Picture Canyon. Wander through aspen glades to Quartz Lake or to mountaintop views from the Lizard Head trail. Here are the best trails in Colorado, selected from all over the state — from the towering Rockies and Front Range to the shortgrass prairies of the Great Plains to the slickrock canyons and mesas of the Colorado Plateau. Now with full-color photos and maps throughout.

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Trails from the "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.
... Preview: Durango residents have long enjoyed both the beautiful pine forests and the spectacular scenery that a visit to the top of nearby Animas City Mountain provides. Managed by the Bureau of Land Managemen ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Durango, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Nestled in a high alpine cirque in the south end of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Arapaho Glacier is one of only a few glaciers still found in Colorado. Although geologists are not quite sure whether t ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Nederland, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Nestled up to the western border of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Never Summer Mountains got their name from the Arapaho Indian word Ni-chebe-chii or “No Never Summer.” Although the range does see ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Grand Lake, CO - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Situated in the plains northeast of Denver, Barr Lake offers an interesting oasis for people and wildlife alike. With its 1,900-acre surface area when full, the lake serves as a stopover for a variety ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Of the four different Bear Creeks found in the western half of the San Juan Mountains, the one that drains into the Uncompahgre Gorge couple of miles south of Ouray could well be the most spectacular. ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Ouray, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: The city of Boulder has set the pace for open-space preservation among Colorado’s Front Range communities. Some 43, 000 acres of prime foothills acreage have been set aside and many miles of hiking tr ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Eldorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: While the West Elk Wilderness is the stuff that memorable multiday hikes are made of, this nice little day hike accesses a great view of the extensive wilderness as it climbs from the Lost Lake Campgr ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Crested Butte, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Set in a scenic glacial basin, the Blue Lakes provide a nice destination within the 16,505-acre Mount Sneffels Wilderness. In addition to the access this hike provides to higher terrain above, the fis ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Ridgway, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Known for its fossilized tree stumps, insects, and such, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument also features a variety of nice hiking routes, all of which may be enjoyed by hikers of any age. This ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Florissant, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: The hike to Browns Pass and nearby Browns Cabin offers a pleasurable way to enjoy the southern portion of the Collegiate Mountain Range. In addition to the incredible scenery you would expect to find ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Buena Vista, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: Since the passage of the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993, the Buffalo Peaks have become the centerpiece of the 43,410-acre Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area. Following a pair of scenic drainages across th ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Fairplay, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: Constituting the southeast corner of Rocky Mountain National Park is an area known as Wild Basin. Whereas the broad and well-developed hiking trails here do not allude to the character this moniker im ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Castlewood Canyon is located in the plains region southeast of Denver. Etched by Cherry Creek, this canyon includes several ecological communities that blend together in a relatively small area. The ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Franktown, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.9
... Preview: This is the most popular hike in the Weminuche Wilderness. One of the most scenic areas in the San Juans, Chicago Basin is surrounded by the stunning 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks of the Needle Range. ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Needleton, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.6
... Preview: Situated in the remote northwest corner of the state, the 35,380-acre Diamond Breaks Wilderness Study Area encompasses a rugged extension of Utah’s Uinta Range known as Diamond Mountain. Although fe ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Craig, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Covering 469 miles in its journey from Denver to Durango, the Colorado Trail accesses a variety of mountain terrain throughout the state. Built mostly by volunteers under the direction of Gudy Gaskill ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Durango, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: Within the more than 600 miles it covers in the state of Colorado, the Continental Divide forms the headwaters of such famous rivers as the Yampa, Platte, Colorado, Arkansas, Rio Grande, and San Juan. ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Creede, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 31.5
... Preview: One of the largest flat-topped mountains in the world, Grand Mesa offers a great opportunity both to learn about the complex geology of Colorado and to enjoy some truly unique scenery. The premier h ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Grand Junction, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The hike to Crater Lake is a popular one, and for good reason. Access to the trail’s start is easy and, with only one real climb, the hike is undemanding. Along the way the route crosses some impressi ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Durango, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Mounted along a rocky highpoint of the Rampart Range, the Devils Head Lookout offers hikers fantastic views of the foothills that drop away to the east and higher terrain to the west. This moderately ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Colorado"
Sedalia, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8