Where can you take a panoramic drive up a 14,000-foot-high mountain? Which are the most entertaining museums in Denver? Why is strolling on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall so much fun? Colorado & Denver Day Trips Travel Guide has these answers and more. It's full of ideas, pictures and videos showing things to do and places to visit, along with GPS maps and the details you need to find and enjoy these places and experiences. It includes things to do right in the city, half-day trips with a car or using public transportation, all-day outings and overnights in mountain towns.
We guide you to nearby Boulder and Golden (home to Coors Brewery), on scenic mountain drives, to resort towns including Vail, to the old mining towns of Idaho Springs and Leadville, and so much more. We introduce you to jogging and biking trails, golf, skiing, river rafting and wildlife viewing. We provide information on car rentals, buses and light rail. You’ll find our personal recommendations for restaurants (with prices), and accommodations if you decide to spend a few days exploring Colorado.
• An easy-to-follow guide with internal and external links to web sites
• Directions and interactive GPS maps
• Towns and attractions for adults and children to visit throughout the year
• Designations of places serviced by public transportation
• Car trips, jogging trails, hikes, golf, skiing and other activities
• Photos and videos of some of the most beautiful scenery on earth
• Price guides for restaurants and attractions
• Hours, addresses, phone numbers and web sites with tap-on direct links
• Recommended places to stay for nights away from Denver
• Recommended opportunities to gamble in old mining towns, visit gold mines, explore mountain towns, drive up to 14,000-foot-high mountain tops, check out museums and parks, see wildlife, drive some of the highest roads in the country, hit a golf ball in thin air, fish in pristine streams, or hike and mountain bike on forest trails.
★ About the Author ★
Lois and Richard Friedland live in the foothills of Colorado's Rocky Mountains but only 35 minutes from downtown Denver. They have traveled the State of Colorado, visited the towns and areas listed in this app, skied the mountains, played the golf courses and eaten in the restaurants.
Lois is an award-winning freelance journalist who specializes in travel, skiing and golf. She is About.com's Adventure Travel Guide (www.adventuretravel.about.com) and a coauthor of Frommer's 500 Adrenaline Adventures guidebook.
Richard is an avid outdoorsman who particularly enjoys skiing, golf and tramping through the woods. He has a passion for the arts and is rarely without a camera.
★ About Sutro Media ★
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This App allows you to explore the many wonders of Colorado Springs including Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, United States Olympic Committee and United States Air Force Academy. Explore the region to find fun and exciting things to do, unique places to stay, best places to eat and a comprehensive list of live entertainment and art performances & exhibits.
- Visitor Information by region, category and what's nearby
- Maps showing your current location and desired destination
- Comprehensive event calendar
- Links and photos for all listings
- Save your favorites
- Geo-locating capability
- Search capability
Acknowledgments: This App was created for the Colorado Springs CVB by the awesome team at DiscoverAnywhere.com.
The app has been built in partnership with Jerry Brown of Bear Creek Survey Service. Each waypoint in the Colorado Trail Map Book, written by Jerry Brown and offered by The Colorado Trail Foundation, is plotted and described in The Colorado Trail Hiker app. A portion all proceeds from the sale of The Colorado Trail Hiker app will go to The Colorado Trail Foundation.
The Colorado Trail Hiker uses a combination of your phone's GPS, downloaded topo maps, and the Google Maps interface to accurately locate your position on the trail. No phone service? Not a problem -- your phone's GPS pinpoints your location on top of topo maps downloaded as part of the app.
A bright red line indicates the location of The Colorado Trail on the map. The mountain bike alternate route is indicated in blue and accompanied by a separate list of waypoints and elevation profile. The 82-mile Collegiate West Alternative and the 160-mile Collegiate Loop routes are also included. An elevation profile shows trail distance vs elevation and plots your current location on the trail. Each waypoint is plotted on the profile. Each waypoints is clickable, opening to the waypoint's detail page.
The guidebook lists every waypoint in order by distance along the trail.
Each waypoint includes a detail page, providing further details about that particular waypoint. Details include the waypoint's mileage point and elevation, photographs of many of the waypoints, distance to the next water source, a Trail Register where you may post comments and read other users' comments, and other details that will help you during your hike, and help you plan your hike.
The types of waypoints include:
-->Trailheads and parking areas
-->Powerlines, fences, gates, toilets
-->Other Landmarks and points of interest
Guthook's Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail (5-part series)
Guthook's Guide to the Appalachian Trail (9-part series)
Guthook's Guide to the Continental Divide Trail (5-part series)
John Muir Trail Hiker
Tahoe Rim Trail Hiker
Mt. Whitney Guide
Vermont's Long Trail Hiker
Trailblazer's South Downs Way
Ghost Ranch Guide