Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails Guide Book

by Penelope Prudy (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
Hiking Coloradoand39;s Roadless Trails  by Penelope Prudy

112pp/color maps, color photos
ISBN: 0976052571

The roadless hike descriptions are intended for non-technical hikers and include photos, topographic maps, trail highlights, and wildlife viewing tips. The introduction provides helpful background about search and rescue, Leave No Trace ethics, and hiker preparedness, as well as information on how Colorado's roadless forests can be better protected. Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails offers an overview of the ecology of Colorado's forests and why undisturbed forests also are crucial for the future of human communities.

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Trails from the "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.
... Preview: This popular trail offers year-round hiking, great views, and the option to stay overnight at Barr Camp without hauling your tent or camp stove. Early on, the trail has views of Manitou Springs, Color ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Manitou Springs, CO - Backpacking,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 25.2
... Preview: A relatively low-elevation hike leads to a moderate summit with panoramic views of Pikes Peak, other mountains, and even the most famous building at the United States Air Force Academy. Note that the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: This hike provides great views of Rocky Mountain National Park,without the crowded trails that are normally encountered inside the park. There are nice views along the way, as the trail climbs steeply ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: Hiking from the Dunraven Trailhead to Donner Pass offers expansive views of Rocky Mountain National Park’s high summits, including Longs Peak. Dense timber flanks the path, which climbs then drops int ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: A remarkably friendly way to reach the interior of the otherwise formidable Glenwood Canyon, the trail enters a side canyon cut by the rushing Grizzly Creek. The first 0.25 mile is suitable for kids, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Glenwood Springs, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Herman Gulch is popular with families because of moderate terrain, proximity to metro Denver, and culmination at a high-altitude lake surrounded by jagged mountains. It’s a great example of how people ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Georgetown, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: The Kannah Creek trail plunges from the rim of what the Forest Service says is the world’s largest flat-topped mountain and laps through a litany of Colorado’s ecosystems and life zones, passing throu ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Grand Junction, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.2
... Preview: This trail provides a nice, out-of-the-way hike through the heart of Roosevelt National Forest. Scenes along the way include cascading Killpecker Creek, lush pine forest, small forest meadows, culmina ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: The North Sourdough follows natural contours as it twists through old-growth forests and across gurgling creeks, providing an alternative to the crowded trails in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Rocky ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Ward, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.8
... Preview: The trail follows its namesake, Roaring Creek, for its entire length, providing a variety of scenes along the way. The lower portion of the trail provides an awesome view of the upper Cache La Poudre ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: Tucked up against the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area, Salt Creek offers the casual hiker peaceful, gentle valleys lined with stands of pine, spruce, fir, and aspen below craggy ridges. East Buffalo Pea ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Fairplay, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The Sourdough is for all levels of hikers and quiet winter recreation users. It’s a delightful excursion through dense spruce forests and provides welcome shelter from the fierce winds that often rake ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Ward, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: This popular trail offers vistas of Lake Dillon, the Breckenridge ski area and Blue River Valley, and provides access to the Gore Range. It undulates over moderate hills as it alternates between open ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Dillon, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: The trail starts with a pretty overlook of Lake San Isabel,winds through small creek-carved canyons, and eventually erupts onto a ridge with take-your-breath-away vistas of the Sangre de Cristo Range, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Pueblo, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.86
... Preview: This trail’s split personality offers wow-inducing views of Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak and the Sangre de Cristo Range, crossing through five of Colorado’s nine major ecosystems, from semi-desert to subal ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Canon City, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: This scenic trail offers sweeping vistas of the Roaring Fork Valley and a close-up of Mount Sopris, the 12,953-foot peak that dominates the local landscape. Sopris and the fishfilled lakes at its base ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Carbondale, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: The Uncompahgre Plateau has a natural bench that rings the flat mountain about 200 to 400 feet below its capstone top. The remote Unaweep Trail follows this mid-level bench almost around the plateau, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Grand Junction, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.6
... Preview: Splendid views greet hikers from Ute Pass to the ridge, but the trail drops to the east side through a dense coniferous forest, hiding the vistas before it climbs again. The summit of Ute Peak offers ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This gentle family hike follows a small stream and passes through meadows with summertime flowers and then spruce and fir groves, to a pass with vistas of the Gore and Sawatch Ranges. Although it’s o ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.12
... Preview: A tough trail leads to a remote alpine lake, guarded by Mount Hope, one of Colorado’s hundred highest peaks. From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails"
Leadville, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
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