Best Summit Hikes in Colorado Guide Book

by James Dziezynski (Wilderness Press)
Best Summit Hikes in Colorado  by James Dziezynski

368pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 089997712X

Colorado may be known for its hundreds of high peaks, but how do you know which ones are the best? In this inspiring guide, author James Dziezynski has carefully selected Colorado's 50 top summit hikes. His spirited description of these peaks, which range from 8,144 to 14,433 feet in elevation, reveals why they're the best.

© 2012 James Dziezynski/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: The Maroon Bells are amongst the most popular and photographed mountains in Colorado. When it comes to hiking them, it’s a different story. The stratified layers of ruddy rock hide a shell of molting ... From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Crested Butte, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.3
... Preview: Bison Peak is unlike any other mountain in Colorado. Don’t be intimidated by the mileage and elevation gain. This entire hike is class 1 on a well-maintained trail. After a pleasant walk through the w ... From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Jefferson, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.27
... Preview: Blanca Peak is the high point of a high alpine oasis featuring a great scramble and magnificent scenery. This hard-earned peak is my favorite climb of all the 14ers. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Alamosa, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17.3
... Preview: A seldom-climbed high 13er is your gateway to amazing ridgeline adventures along Colorado’s highest mountain range. Head east to tack on a pair of 14ers, or circle north for the chance to stand atop r ... From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Poncha Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: A trip to Chicago Basin is an unforgettable experience. Ride the Durango & Silverton train to a remote stop in the San Juans and prepare to embark on an amazing journey. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Durango, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: Clark Peak is the high point of the Medicine Bow Mountains, a less-known but beautiful range in the Colorado State Forest. A good hike with a skywalk ridge traverse. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Gould, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: Take a tour of two mystical mountains. Cross stands like an altar before a council of mountain gods while Lizard Head has dimensions that defy conventional form. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Telluride, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: Deming is a truly “Gore-geous” mountain. You have options galore on this overlooked Gore, including a fun class 2+/3 ridge, a class 2 walk up, and an epic loop. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Frisco, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.34
... Preview: The East Beckwith massif looks as cool in person as it does on the map. Go for the twin summits or saddle up your courage and go for the optional Horseshoe Heroes Loop. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Crested Butte, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Shouts of joy are commonplace on these two picturesque Sangre De Cristo peaks. Snag a bonus summit en route from Hermit to Eureka’s grand apex. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Westcliffe, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: You’d be foolish to miss this spectacular peak! A unique gully scramble tops out on a ridge that features exceptional class 3 terrain. This is a great climb with very good camping. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Eagle, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.8
... Preview: Geissler Mountain is actually a collection of peaks that frame a beautiful, rugged alpine basin. The standard route collects four summits in a single day, while the optional route bags seven. Even th ... From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: Answer the call for adventure by scaling the best horn in Colorado. Ice Lake Basin is your gateway to this finely crafted mountain, whose profile dominates the western skyline. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Silverton, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This three-peak traverse is the pride of Boulder, giving you a deluxe tour of the local mountains and the slanted pinnacles of the Flatirons. A big hike that’s right in town. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.1
... Preview: Miles of bright aspen trees and crystal clear lakes unfold before you from Hahns Peak’s summit. This easy hike is the perfect complement to any trip to the Steamboat area. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Steamboat Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Red and white stripes decorate the face of Hesperus; it’s a truly unique Colorado color scheme. Go off-trail and make your way to the top of this most sacred mountain. It’s easy to see why the Navajo ... From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Mancos, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: Huron is a classic climb on a picture-perfect mountain. This 14er may be the most beautiful hike in the Sawatch Range, with excellent views from the summit pyramid. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Buena Vista, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: James Peak offers stunning alpine scenery and glacial goodness. Start your hike on St. Marys Glacier, traverse an alpine meadow, and then ascend an aesthetic dome to the top. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Idaho Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.28
... Preview: Jasper is such a secret that it doesn’t even appear on the map. This great climb requires off-trail navigation and passes by the most beautiful unknown basin in Indian Peaks. From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Nederland, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This beautiful, airy ridge is a great scramble that will keep you on your toes. The rock is solid, and the views are phenomenal. An optional loop to Mount Cirrus adds to the fun. Lead Mountain has on ... From the guidebook "Best Summit Hikes in Colorado"
Estes Park, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.3