Hiking through History Colorado Guide Book

by Robert Hurst (Falcon Guides)
Hiking through History Colorado  by Robert Hurst

273pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9781493022922

The hikes in Hiking through History Colorado include easy, flat strolls and rugged, strenuous marches, and everything in-between. No matter the difficulty or distance, all the hikes are tied together by a common thread. Each has historical interest attached to it, some historical twist that makes it much more than just a walk in the pretty woods.

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Trails from the "Hiking through History Colorado" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: Walk from Breckenridge to Ford Gulch on this moderately strenuous out-and-back to a mining district with extra historical significance. This is a “civilized” hike on trails that cut through the neighb ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: Two historic homesteads and a mysterious teepee ring are among the waypoints on this moderate loop in the Masonville area. The eastern portion of the loop, to the Kitchen/Smith Cabin, is wheelchair-ac ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: On this low-key but potentially strenuous forest hike, starting from an easily accessible trailhead near I-70 and Silverthorne, walk a rugged mile to what’s left of an old cabin. Admittedly it’s not a ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: Join the beautiful Colorado Trail as it drops out of the subalpine forest into the wide expanse known for hosting Camp Hale and continues up the valley toward Tennessee Pass. Camp Hale is one of the m ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.2
... Preview: Crunch through Pikes Peak gravel on this pleasant but crowded old route above Colorado Springs, and visit the former domain of an eccentric woman with a confusing name. Wow, you wonder, as you arrive ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: This mellow hike through forests and meadows above Nederland will take you back 100 years in 4 miles. The well-signed route takes you to the historic Blue Bird Mine and DeLonde homestead. “Can you ima ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This is a moderately challenging loop with a special historic site and unique scenery southeast of Denver. The Castlewood Dam may have been cursed from the beginning. During its initial construction i ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: Take a walk at the base of Cheyenne Mountain, on some of the newer trails in the state. The route is quite close to the entrance to a very unusual military installation that is hidden inside the mount ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Hike uphill to a spectacular location—the granite peak called Devil’s Head, crowned with a well-preserved fire lookout tower. Bring the whole family on this exciting mini-adventure into the sky and in ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: This is a steep but short climb to an old cemetery above Glenwood Springs. The cemetery is—possibly—home to some very famous residents. It’s interesting what kind of heroes America latched onto as the ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: This is an easy loop through a historically unique and fascinating area. The petrified redwood stumps of Florissant Fossil Beds make mind-blowing and unique trailside scenery. The giant redwood stumps ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Take a walk around the dredge piles; then see the beast that made the mess. French Gulch is one of Breckenridge’s most abused mining districts but still retains its beauty. The hike visits several sha ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Walk from Snowmass to Aspen on the varied, challenging, and delightful Government Trail. While you’re walking, ponder the relatively recent discovery, at a nearby pond, of thousands of bones belonging ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: Climb a sand dune. Then another. Then three more. Keep climbing. Then tumble back down to where you started. Retrace the steps of floundering explorers in one of the most unique and fascinating places ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Colorado City, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: An easy jaunt to a historic tourist ranch preserved by the National Park Service, the hike is located on the less populated west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. This is an easy hike inside Rock ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: This is an amazing short hike around a seemingly desolate canyon that once teemed with human life. The “tower” ruins at Hovenweep are among the most impressive and best preserved in the Southwest, and ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Cortez, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: This is a short but sweet little history tour of a hydraulic placer mining operation near Breckenridge. History buffs will get a kick out of the curated exhibits on this micro-adventure, but hiking en ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
... Preview: This is a hill climber’s route up Lookout Mountain, visiting the grave of Buffalo Bill Cody and an accompanying museum. In 1917 Buffalo Bill Cody—the former trapper, Pony Express rider, army scout, an ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: This is a short but sharp little climb that takes you to an unusual location among the Flatirons. Start at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) campus and end at the bats’ own Mallory C ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: This hike heads directly up a historic incline railway in Manitou Springs—a route so ridiculous that it has become world-famous. To say this is a busy hike doesn’t really do it justice. More like a co ... From the guidebook "Hiking through History Colorado"
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6