Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country Guide Book

by Pamela & David Irwin (Westcliffe Publishers)
Coloradoand39;s Best Wildflower Hikes The High Country  by Pamela & David Irwin

264pp/color maps/color photos
ISBN: 1565793331

Based on the overwhelming popularity of the Irwins' first guide to wildflower hikes, this second volume is sure to please. Covering the high country and western slope, the fifty hikes described in this volume once again take the reader through truly enchanted scenery. Discover the splendor of viewing the "silky sky-blue" petals of wild blue flax or breathing the scented air of wild roses. This user-friendly guide to finding Colorado's most colorful wildflowers describes the highlights of encountering the vivid sights and smells of wildflowers as well as other important tidbits. Wildflower enthusiasts will want to add Volume 2 to their collection.

© Pamela and David Irwin/Westcliffe Publishers. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: Kebler Pass, west of Crested Butte, is justifiably famous as an “autumn gold” drive. It could also qualify as a flower-filled drive. And better yet, as an access to wonderful wildflower trails, such a ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Crested Butte, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Several creeks born of high alpine lakes, each with an attendant trail, pour into Gore Creek as it winds through Vail Valley. Bighorn Creek Trail is the least taxing of them—except at the onset. Incor ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: There are a number of Blue Lakes in Colorado. This one sits in a golden bowl in the lovely Rawah Wilderness Area west of Fort Collins. While the handsome lake itself is in the subalpine zone, surround ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: While the elevation of Booth Creek Trail puts it in the montane zone, the stream-cut valley evokes images of a trek in the Alps. In two miles of trail, 1,100 vertical feet translates to a fair increas ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Crested Butte is blessed with numerous trails that justify its promising designation as “The Wildflower Capital of Colorado.” There are a number of short, easygoing hikes to introduce the wildflower e ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Crested Butte, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The west side of magnificent Rocky Mountain National Park has some lesser-used trails that push into the park’s backcountry. About 90 percent of famed “Rocky,” as locals call it, is wilderness, includ ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Grand Lake, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Cradled by the Continental Divide, lovely Columbine Lake is the perfect finale to a flower-filled hike in Colorado’s high country. Blooming meadows, curling creeks, and tarns make outdoor enthusiasts ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Fraser, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: Tucked in a bowl of talus-covered slopes, attractive Corona Lake is a short easy downhill hike. Along the way, alpine wildflowers bask in the generous light above treelimit. When Corona Lake Trail dip ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Winter Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The razor-edged ridge of Crag Crest rises abruptly from Grand Mesa, which is one of the largest flat-topped mountains in the world. The Crag Crest hike from the east trailhead to the ragged ridge back ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Grand Junction, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Colorado is renowned for stunning landscapes, and awe-inspiring Maroon Bells reflected in Maroon Lake is one of the top contenders. Great layered heaps of deep red sandstone, including 14,165-foot Mar ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: The north rim of Black Canyon of the Gunnison is far less visited than the south rim. Both offer astounding views into the depths of the intriguing dark chasm. Abounding in wildflowers, the genial Cry ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Gunnison, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Full of history and dreams of wealth, the Dauntless Mine area today claims one of the region’s most concentrated theaters of wealth: wildflowers. The ore of yesteryear’s silver barons is long gone. Tu ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Fairplay, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: The mighty Colorado River begins its long journey as a brook in the northwest corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. Gathering myriad tributaries as it goes, the river meets its first man-made barrie ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Granby, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Located in the southern part of the popular Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, this trail is a gorgeous high-country flower hike. Early Colorado miners used this trail that was originally established by ea ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Nederland, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: For those who desire a short easy jaunt to preview a nice collection of about 50 different kinds of wildflowers, Gold Hill Trail is just right. In early summer this montane-zone hike produces an espec ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Frisco, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Crystalline Gore Creek is full of whitewater until it reaches the Vail Valley, where it serpentines gracefully through the length of the renowned resort. The trail, which follows the river, offers vis ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: After negotiating one of the lumpiest access roads around, the reward is the superlative trek to sky-touching Grizzly Lake. The first and last trail segments are demanding, but the long middle portion ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: Located midway between Breckenridge and Fairplay, Hoosier Pass straddles the Continental Divide at 11,542 feet above sea level. Around the time of the Civil War, prospectors from Indiana filed many cl ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Breckenridge, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: A pleasant travel through wildflowers, this short hike ends up at an overlook of free-falling whitewater. About 80 species appear on the mile-long trail. Marvelous views of massive Gothic Mountain and ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Crested Butte, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Less than an hour and a half from the Denver Metro area is a short hike that reaches into the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. Along the way, over 50 species of wildflowers line the trail, ending at a pai ... From the guidebook "Colorado's Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country"
Frisco, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2