60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder: Including Fort Collins and Rocky Mountain National Park (Paperback)
It's Time to Take a Hike in Beautiful Colorado
The best way to experience Denver and Boulder is by hiking. Get outdoors with local authors and hiking experts Mindy Sink and Kim Lipker with the full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.
Explore the highlights of some of Colorado's newest trails--such as a waterfall in Staunton State Park, Clear Creek as it tumbles alongside the Peaks to Plains Trail toward Golden, or a historical ranch at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Or enjoy classic favorites along the Front Range, such as ascending Mount Bierstadt, one of Colorado's iconic 14ers; taking in the views of Horsetooth Reservoir just outside Fort Collins; and seeing Boulder's flatirons up close from Chautauqua Park. With these Colorado authors as your guides, you'll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of the region's best hikes
Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you're going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Whether you're a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Denver, Boulder, and the surrounding communities--including trails near Fort Collins and Rocky Mountain National Park.
About the Author
Mindy Sink wrote Walking Denver and is also the author of Moon Handbooks Guide to Denver and a coauthor of Colorado Organic: Cooking Seasonally, Eating Locally. She has written extensively for The New York Times, and her work has also appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Sunset Magazine, and many other well-known publications and websites. Mindy lives in Denver with her husband and their daughter--whose school is, of course, within walking distance from their home. Colorado native Kim Lipker is a guidebook author and has a regular parenting column in Rocky Mountain Parent magazine.