50 Hikes with Kids Colorado (Paperback)

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50 Hikes with Kids Colorado (Paperback)


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Discover the 50 most kid-friendly hikes in Colorado with this book featuring maps and scavenger hunts of items to find along each trail—plus fun extras that will foster a curiosity about the region's flora, fauna, and geology!

Handcrafted for caregivers who want to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes with Kids: Colorado highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in the Centennial State. These hikes are perfect for little legs—they are all under five miles and have an elevation gain of 900 feet of less. Some are even accessible by stroller. Every entry includes the essential details: easy-to-read, trustworthy directions; a detailed map; hike length and elevation gain; natural history factoids to keep kids engaged. Full-color photographs show scavenger hunt items kids are guaranteed to see along the trail.
Wendy Gorton holds a master’s degree in learning technologies and is a former classroom teacher. As part of her quest to bring science education alive, she worked as a National Geographic Fellow in Australia researching Tasmanian devils, a PolarTREC teacher researcher in archaeology in Alaska, an Earthwatch teacher fellow in the Bahamas and New Orleans, and a GoNorth! teacher explorer studying climate change via dogsled in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Today, she is a global education consultant who has traveled to more than fifty countries to design programs, build communities, and inspire other educators to do the same. 
Kristin Tillack holds a degree in child development and in business and cultivates a passion for emotional intelligence through outdoor experiences. She was a classroom teacher and a snowboard instructor before becoming an entrepreneur in the childcare management industry and starting RaisingHikers.com, which encourages families to include their young kids in outdoor adventures and empowers them to have the confidence, knowledge, and skills to do so successfully and safely. Kristin’s family has trekked hundreds of miles throughout the North Cascades, the Canadian Rockies, the Rocky Mountains, dozens of national parks, and in Europe. She lives south of Denver with her husband Bryce, their kids Emerson and Walker, and their dog Jasper. Follow her on social media @raisinghikers.
Product Details ISBN: 9781643261508
ISBN-10: 1643261509
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 284
Language: English
Series: 50 Hikes with Kids
“A fantastic companion for your next Colorado adventure.”—Literary West Review