Coloradoand39;s Incredible Backcountry Trails  by David Day

Colorado's Incredible Backcountry Trails Guide Book

by David Day (Rincon Publishing)
Coloradoand39;s Incredible Backcountry Trails  by David Day
Nowhere in the American West is the splendor of nature more vividly displayed then in Colorado. The state's majestic mountains have long held a magnetic attraction for explorers and adventurers of all kinds, and although the emphasis has now shifted to outdoor recreation the allure continues. This book offers detailed descriptions of Colorado's most interesting and scenic trails, but what makes it unique is David Day's breathtaking photography. Over 350 remarkable color photographs say more about Colorado's off-road treasures than words alone ever could.

© 2009 David Day/Rincon Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Colorado's Incredible Backcountry Trails" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 87.

Although it’s size today is scarcely a shadow of its former mass, Arapaho Glacier still retains the distinction of being Colorado’s largest glacier. It is only about a quarter-mile long, a half-mile w ...
Nederland, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.1
There were few good roads in Colorado before the turn of the century, and one of the greatest challenges faced by miners was transportation. Discovering the gold or silver was often the easy part. Aft ...
Ouray, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
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The first 1.3 miles of this hike are along the Red Elephant Nature Trail, named after a prominent peak four miles south of Big Creek Lake in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area. Red Elephant Mountain is ...
Walden, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
Several variations of the hike through Big Dominguez Canyon are possible, depending on how far you want to walk and what you want to see. If you want to walk the entire length of the canyon you can be ...
Grand Junction, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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The Black Canyon of the Gunnison River is surely one of the most awesome spectacles in Colorado. The canyon’s average depth is 2,000 feet, and in many places it is much deeper. But the characteristic ...
Delta, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
This is one of those hikes that offers a big reward for relatively little work. Blue Lake is only 2.4 miles from the Mitchell Lake Trailhead with an elevation gain of just 830 feet, yet it is one of t ...
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
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Traveling west of Ridgway on Highway 62 one cannot help but be impressed by the long, rugged line of mountain peaks that lie directly south of the road. Nearly all of the summits rise above the 13,000 ...
Ouray, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
Isolated as it is in the southeastern corner of Rocky Mountain National Park, Wild Basin seems almost to be a private reserve for hikers. There are no paved roads here and no visitors centers-only pri ...
Allenspark, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.8
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It is common for hikers to begin this trek at the North Brush Creek Trailhead near the end of Forest Road 337; however in my opinion it makes better sense to start at the Peerless Mine Trailhead descr ...
Westcliffe, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
The Buffalo Meadows Loop is a somewhat long but very pleasant day hike that will take you through an interesting variety of mountain ecosystems. The route starts at the South Fork of the South Platt ...
Breckenridge, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
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The Cache la Poudre River is, by many accounts, the most scenic river in Colorado. In 1973 the U.S. Congress added it to its official list of America’s Wild and Scenic Rivers, and even today it remain ...
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.8
A wall of water surged into Denver after the failure of the Castlewood Dam seventyfive years ago. Built in 1890, Castlewood Dam had been in service for 43 years when it ruptured. Two people were kille ...
Franktown, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.9
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The downside of the Chicago Lakes hike is that in includes a mile of monotonous road walking followed by another mile through the scorched remains of an old forest fire. Fortunately, the fire stopped ...
Idaho Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
Aspen, probably the best known town in the Colorado Rockies, is famous largely because of its location on the northern edge of the spectacular Elk Mountains. Six of the state’s fabled 14,000-foot peak ...
Aspen, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17.6
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Crag Crest is a particularly scenic section of the long east-west ridge that separates western Colorado’s Grand Mesa into its Gunnison and Colorado River watersheds. Some sources claim that the 50-squ ...
Grand Junction, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
Dark Canyon is often explored as a short day hike from the Erickson Springs Trailhead. From there the trail follows along the north side of Anthracite Creek, entering almost immediately into one of th ...
Crested Butte, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.6
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The Delores River, which drains the western side of the Uncompahgre Plateau and the San Juan Mountains, offers an often-overlooked hiking opportunity near the Utah border. The waterway is particularly ...
Grand Junction, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
Rocky Mountain National Park’s East Inlet Trail is well known to hikers for its scenic waterfalls and gorgeous alpine lakes. For 7.8 miles the trail follows a fastflowing creek through a pristine U-sh ...
Grand Lake, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.6
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This hike is most notable for the panoramas that can be seen from the summit of Colorado’s highest named mountain pass. No fewer than five of the state's 14,000-foot peaks can be seen from the 13,500- ...
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.7
Emmaline Lake is one of those scenic alpine jewels that make hiking in Colorado so enjoyable. It is set in a deep mountain cirque on the northern side of the Mummy Range. The lake lies 1,700 feet belo ...
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
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