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By Steve Cohen

This advisor is a part of a chain concentrating on outside actions corresponding to mountain climbing, cycling, mountain climbing, horseback driving, downhill skiiing, parasailing, backpacking, waterskiing and scuba diving. historic and different history info is equipped, in addition to accomplished commute information.

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He lives in Colorado with his wife, Jodie, and his son, Sean. He is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Other Adventure Guides by Steve Cohen for Hunter Publishing: Adventure Guide To Jamaica, Third Edition, 1997. Adventure Guide To The High Southwest, Second Edition, 1996. G. Houser and R. Harvey. Adventure Guide To Arizona, 1996, with Eleanor S. Morris. Adventure Guide To Utah, 1996, with Madeleine Osberger. Page iii Contents Introduction 1 History 3 Colorado Today 3 Geography 4 Seasonal Adventures 6 The Nature Of Adventure 7 How To Use This Book 8 Travel Strategies & Helpful Facts 15 Denver 21 Geography & History 21 Getting Around 21 Touring 23 Parks 24 Museums 27 Sports 29 Adventures 31 On Foot 33 On Water 34 On Horseback 35 In The Air 35 Eco-Travel & Cultural Excursions 35 Where To Stay & Eat 37 Accommodations 37 Restaurants 40 Camping 44 Just Beyond Denver 45 Boulder, Golden, Idaho Springs & Central City 45 Geography & History 45 Getting Around 47 Touring 48 Boulder 48 Red Rocks & Morrison 50 Golden & Lookout Mountain 52 Idaho Springs 55 Central City 56 Adventures 58 On Foot 58 On Wheels 59 Page iv On Water 61 On Snow 61 Where To Stay & Eat 62 I-25 North 67 Greeley & Fort Collins 67 Geography & History 67 Touring 67 Greeley 67 Fort Collins 69 Adventures 70 On Foot 70 On Wheels 71 On Water 71 On Snow 72 Where To Stay & Eat 73 I-25 South 77 Geography 77 History 77 Touring 79 Colorado Springs 79 Cripple Creek 83 Pueblo 84 Walsenburg 85 Trinidad 86 Adventures 86 On Foot 86 On Wheels 87 On Water 88 In The Air 89 Where To Stay & Eat 89 San Luis Valley & Central Colorado 93 San Luis, Crestone, Alamosa & Crested Butte Getting Around 94 Touring 94 Adventures 98 On Foot 98 On Wheels 98 On Horseback 99 On Water 99 On Snow 100 Eco-Travel & Cultural Excursions 100 Where To Stay & Eat 100 Page v US Highway 40 103 Winter Park, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Steamboat Springs 103 Geographic & History 103 Getting Around 104 Touring 105 Winter Park 105 Estes Park 106 Rocky Moutain National Park 107 Steamboat Springs 108 Adventures 111 On Foot 111 On Wheels 112 On Water 113 On Horseback 115 On Snow 117 In The Air 119 Where To Stay & Eat 120 I-70 West 127 The Continental Divide & Ski Areas Geography & History 127 Getting Around 128 Touring 131 Georgetown 131 Loveland Basin 132 Keystone 132 Arapahoe Basin 133 Breckenridge 134 Copper Mountain 136 Leadville 136 Vail 137 Adventures 139 On Foot 139 On Wheels 142 On Water 144 On Horseback 144 On Snow 145 Where To Stay & Eat 147 Aspen Ski Country 153 Geography & History 153 Getting Around 154 Touring 155 Page vi Aspen 155 Snowmass Village 156 Aspen Mountain 158 Buttermilk & Aspen Highlands 158 Glenwood Springs 159 Adventures 160 On Foot 160 On Horseback 161 On Wheels 162 On Water 163 On Snow 164 In The Air 165 Eco-travel & Cultural Excursions 165 Where To Stay & Eat 166 Central West Colorado 173 Grand Junction, Grand Mesa & Palisade Geography & History 173 Getting Around 174 Touring 174 Grand Junction 174 Wineries 175 Grand Mesa 175 Adventures 176 On Foot 176 On Wheels 176 On Water 177 On Horseback 177 On Snow 177 Where To Stay & Eat 178 Northwest Colorado 181 Meeker & Dinosaur Country 181 Geography & History 181 Touring 181 Adventures 186 On Foot 186 On Wheels 186 On Water 186 Where To Stay & Eat 187 Southwest Colorado 189 Durango, Telluride & Cortez 189 Geography & History 189 Page vii Getting Around 192 Touring 193 Durango 193 Southeast of Durango 196 Northeast of Durango 198 San Juan National Forest 198 Silverton 200 Ouray 202 Ridgway 204 Telluride 205 Lizard Head Wilderness 208 Dolores 209 McPhee Reservoir 210 Cortez 210 Hovenweep National Monument 211 Lowry Ruins 212 Ute Mountain Tribal Park 213 Mesa Verde National Park 215 Mancos 217 Hesperus 218 Adventures 218 On Foot 218 On Horseback 226 On Wheels 230 On Water 243 On Snow 252 In The Air 259 Eco-travel & Cultural Excursions 260 Where To Stay & Eat 266 Page 1 Introduction Colorado offers a great concentration of adventurous things to do on a year-round basis.

Read about Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride, which are known as the Switzerland of America. Discover jeep tours that set out into the states most rugged terrain. Witness young snowboarding daredevils carve dramatic turns on the slopes of Beaver Creek or Vail, Beaver Creeks sister resort, where you can try an Olympic bobsled run. Although this curvy chute is harrowing, anyone with a few dollars can attempt to barrel down the course. And Colorados Ski Country USA isnt just for skiing anymore; these areas are alive all summer.

What is unusual is that some of these operators will take you along for a ride. One fellow even builds authentic old-fashioned stagecoaches. He offers a variety of trips when the equipment isnt being used for a movie or commercial shoot. Mountain biking has really blossomed as a mainstream activity throughout the West. New high-tech bikes with 18, 21, or more speeds Page 11 make it possible for just about anyone to negotiate some of the terrain. Mountain bikers move faster than hikers, and knobby tires can transport you into regions where motorized vehicles cannot go.

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