by Bob D’Antonio, Maryann Gaug, Stewart Green, Linda B. Mullally, and Tracy Salcedo-Chourré. (Falcon Guides)
Colorado! The word conjures images of rugged peaks, cascading mountain streams, and crystal clear alpine lakes. Indeed, the state’s middle section lives up to those expectations, but the state as a whole offers so much more. Colorado’s western canyon country, carved by raging torrents, is rich in dinosaur graveyards and the artifacts and ruins of Ancestral Puebloan and Fremont Indians, all well worth exploring. The Eastern Plains, long thought too flat to be scenic, have plenty of natural delights tucked away for the hiker. Buttes rise above the plains, providing a haven for hawks and falcons, while southeastern canyons cache signs of ancient inhabitants including American Indian petroglyphs and North America’s largest known dinosaur tracksite. Hiking is one of the best ways to explore Colorado, and there’s no better companion for your outing than your dog. Dogs are often members of the family, and you wouldn’t want to hit the trail without them.
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