The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide Guide Book

by Dave Muller (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide  by Dave Muller

224pp/color photos/maps
ISBN: 0972441328

Year-round fun is the idea here with 100 described outings for any level of hiker, snowshoer, and skier. Colorado's spectacular mountains are known for year-round backcountry adventure. Enthusiasts lace on their hiking boots for summer trails and switch to snowshoes or cross-country skis when the snow flies. There's a pair of outings for every week of the year with detailed access and route descriptions, must-have color maps and elevation profiles, equipment checklists, safety tips and a full-featured index. Dozens of informative side-bars, on everything from history and nature to tips on photography and "fun facts," add to an enjoyable outing experience. Color-coded symbols make it quick and easy to find the outing that's right for you, including identification of the type of outing and the difficulty level. There are even special hikes for wildlife viewing, for families or persons with disabilities, or for people with dogs.

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Trails from the "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 104.
... Preview: This lengthy tour into the wonderful Indian Peaks offers a rare chance in winter to spot bighorn sheep. This lengthy tour takes you into the beautiful Indian Peaks area. You will travel on a wide, gra ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Nederland, CO - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: Only minutes from Fort Collins, this peaceful State Park offers a variety of activities ideal for a family outing. Just minutes from the bustle of Fort Collins, peaceful Lory State Park is named after ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: The contrast on this hike is striking-from the bustle of one of Colorado’s premier mountain resorts to the tranquility of the wilderness. Beaver Creek Village and the town of Avon have been expanding ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Avon, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: Circle around to the northwest shore of this lake for outstanding photo opportunities of the monarch of Rocky Mountain National Park. Named after the German artist who painted many beautiful scenes of ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: Fort Collins hikers know this special, out-of-the-way place for alpine lakes, uncrowded trails and 12,000-foot peaks. Many Coloradans never visit the Rawah Wilderness Area, although Fort Collins hike ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Meadows of summer wildflowers will delight you and the groves of graceful aspen will beckon you back in the fall. This hike will tax your endurance but the rewards are great! The route begins in grace ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: This historic, high mountain pass offers a long but easy grade, with incredible vistas all around. High mountain passes make great tour destinations. They often have old roads over them, are near timb ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Breckenridge, CO - Cross-Country Skiing,Off-Highway Drives,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 13.2
... Preview: Explore one of the few trails that reaches into the true wilderness of the eastern basins of the Gore Range. This hike to lovely, secluded Boulder Lake uses part of the Gore Range Trail, an up and dow ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Stand astride an unusual spot along the Continental Divide where water flows in seemingly wrong directions. This lengthy hike to Bowen Pass begins in Rocky Mountain National Park, continues into Arapa ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Granby, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: This tour into the Indian Peaks has been a favorite for generations of Colorado Mountain Club members. The Red Rock Trailhead, west of Ward, offers a large selection of touring trails into the eastern ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Nederland, CO - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The rushing waters of the spring runoff make this the ideal time of year to view this lovely waterfall. This hike to Bridal Veil Falls utilizes the excellent trail system of Rocky Mountain National Pa ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Drake, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: For spring wildflowers or for fall colors, this hike amongst impressive red rock formations is worth doing twice in a year. Roxborough was the name of the Irish family estate of Henry Persse. He and J ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Lakewood, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: The kids can clamber on the rocks and the dog can run through the meadows — a wonderful hike for the whole family. Boulder has many enjoyable hiking trails close to town. This one, which begins at his ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: Though conveniently close to Denver, this tour in the shadow of the Continental Divide is typically uncrowded. The trailhead to Chinns Lake lies within one hour of Denver, but the route is usually unc ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Idaho Springs, CO - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: Follow a segment of the famous Colorado Trail, one of the best known long-distance trails in the country. The Colorado Trail winds its way for 468 miles from Denver to Durango through the heart of the ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Jefferson, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: On sub-zero mornings, the atmosphere is as clear as crystal in this beautiful valley, ringed by high peaks. Burr! The Fraser Valley bills itself as the “Icebox of the Nation,” battling it out with Int ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Fraser, CO - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Hikers and wildlife share this low-snowfall area— the former for recreation, the latter for ideal winter range. Crosier Mountain lies in an area of relatively little snowfall and can usually be hiked ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Drake, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: Poke along as you like, then rest on a boulder overlooking this lovely lake, framed by snow-capped peaks. Cub Lake is a good early or late season hike. During the tourist season, this area is very hea ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: With great early season snow and lots of fun trails to choose from, this area has become a mecca for ‘shoers and skiers. The Montezuma area has become a winter mecca for ‘shoers and skiers because of ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Montezuma, CO - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: There’s a hike, a scenic drive and wildlife viewing all for your pleasure on this outing to a Colorado natural treasure. Rocky Mountain National Park is a wonderful, natural treasure, just two hours f ... From the guidebook "The Colorado Year Round Outdoor Guide"
Drake, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2