Afoot and Afield Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park  by Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh

Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park Guide Book

by Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh (Wilderness Press)
Afoot and Afield Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park  by Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh
Much has changed because of the fires and floods of the past five years. New open space areas and trails have become available; others have been rerouted or closed, or usage policies have changed. There were a few corrections too. My new coauthor, Kay Turnbaugh, and I have carefully revised the trails from the first edition. We have also added a substantial number of trails to the book that are closer to the Front Range cities, especially Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. The trails have been carefully chosen for ease of access and variety. They range from easy family strolls to challenging summits. If you visit 10 trails per year, you will have almost 20 years of trails to explore and enjoy.

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Trails from the "Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park" Guide Book
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This is a great family or photography excursion if you have small children or people not prepared for or uninterested in long hikes or altitude. A short, easy round-trip, it can easily be extended onc ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1
This trek offers two alternatives that go high above Wild Basin. You can hike to either the overlook at the trail intersection or Finch Lake. You can reach these destinations from either the Allenspar ...
Allenspark, CO - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 13.4
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Proximity to Boulder and a pleasant arroyo environment make this a Boulder favorite for casual hikers and dog lovers. It features a delightful riparian area and rock gardens. Torrential rains and fl ...
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3
You can enjoy a wildflower-studded hike to stunning views of Neva and Jasper peaks and Dorothy and Diamond Lakes. It is a nonstop Rocky Mountain panorama on a gradually ascending trail. You can also v ...
Nederland, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 25.5
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This short, wheelchair-accessible stroll around Bear Lake is ideal for families with small children or people having difficulty adjusting to the altitude. The views are nonstop from soaring mountains ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1
The most popular trail in the park is a moderate climb to the bottom of the sky on top of the rugged, rocky ridgeline that is the western backdrop of Lory State Park. It is a relatively short hike wit ...
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
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This is a hike across a river valley, through trees and vales, and into a gorgeous valley bordered by mountains with a riot of wildflowers in the spring and early summer, meadows that roll to the hori ...
Grand Lake, CO - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 12.8
This recently acquired parcel includes a couple of reservoirs and lots of beautiful, rolling terrain interspersed with high mountain meadows just waiting to be explored. It isn’t well known so you won ...
Evergreen, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.2
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Betasso was Boulder County’s first Open Space purchase in 1976. Before it became open space, it was a homestead and then a ranch owned by the Betasso family, who were originally hard- rock miners. T ...
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
This nice short jaunt for families and beginners starting from Bear Lake offers great views of the entire glacier-carved valley back to Sprague Lake and up Glacier Gorge to Longs Peak. It is one of th ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.8
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One of the most popular Cameron Pass area trails offers easy, short, roundtrip excursions; a challenging all-day adventure; or a backpack trip to a pristine mountain lake surrounded by towering mounta ...
Loveland, CO - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 12.4
One of the most recent additions to the Fort Collins natural areas system, the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area is a superb slice of foothills southwest of Horsetooth Mountain Open Space near Masonville that ...
Masonville, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
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One of the most recent additions to the Fort Collins natural areas system, this superb slice of foothills southwest of Horsetooth Mountain Park near Masonville almost makes you feel like you are in th ...
Masonville, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.5
This beautiful rolling route has dramatic views of the Rawahs and Never Summer Mountains before it reaches two pristine mountain lakes surrounded by the rocky cliffs of a glacier-carved cirque.
Bellvue, CO - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 8
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This trailhead is also the access point for the Jones Pass road/trail near Henderson Mine. Butler Gulch is vehicle-free, making it a more attractive option. You can combine a climb of Butler Gulch w ...
Empire, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5
Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls are popular, easy, short hikes in Wild Basin that feature the beauty of a cascading stream and can be enjoyed by adventurers of all ages and abilities. It is most dram ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 13
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This is a short, surprisingly scenic trail through an old-growth forest of spruce and fir. It shares its trailhead with the Montgomery Pass Trail and is often overlooked. It offers excellent shelter f ...
Bellvue, CO - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
This Boulder County Open Space area includes the historic DeLonde Homestead with a striking, aspen- and pine-ringed high mountain meadow, as well as the 19th-century Blue Bird Mine complex. The ranch ...
Nederland, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.1
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Roxborough State Park is a red rock wonder that shouldn’t be missed. You can enjoy a short and easy route by hiking the Carpenter Peak Trail over to County Road 5. The road route isn’t mentioned in pa ...
Littleton, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
One of the earliest acquisitions to the natural areas program, this beautiful example of a short grass prairie is named for a former Fort Collins City Councilmember who was an enthusiastic supporter o ...
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.6
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