Base Camp Denver: 101 Hikes in Colorado's Front Range

Base Camp

Book 2
IMBRIFEX BOOKS
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Denver is known the world over as the gateway to Colorado’s magnificent Rocky Mountains. Four national forests, a national grassland, scores of regional and city parks and preserves, and Rocky Mountain National Park offer hundreds of hiking and walking trails—all within one to three hours of downtown Denver. Base Camp Denver offers you 101 of the best of these great hiking destinations to choose from. Take a day to explore an alpine meadow, walk to a waterfall, hike through a forest, or stroll suburban parklands. Enjoy a spectacular day of spring wildflowers or fall foliage, and still be home by dinnertime. Scramble to the top of a mountain to enjoy a sunrise and still make it to work by eight. With Pete KJ as your guide and Denver as your base camp, the splendor of Colorado’s Front Range is yours to enjoy one day—or even just a few hours—at a time.
  • History, geology, flora, and fauna for each hike
  • Best hikes for each season, and where to enjoy spring wildflowers & fall foliage
  • Ratings from 1 to 5 for trail conditions, difficulty, suitability for children, and more
  • Detailed driving directions to trailheads and info about elevation, hiking time, parking, and restrooms
  • Regional maps showing all trails in each chapter; route map for each hike
  • Best hikes for dogs, kids, and teens
  • Hikes that offer solitude ... or plenty of company!
  • Hikes by interest: birdwatching, stargazing, wetlands, wildlife, and more
  • How to prepare & what to take
  • 101 great hikes to choose from! -- Pete KJ
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    About the author

    Pete KJ began explorations at age 3 in the wooded ravine that was his backyard in Seattle. He also began a lifelong writing habit. Backyard expanded as Pete stomped all over the Cascades and Olympics as a youth, and headed onward to the Pyrenees, Alps, Himalayas, and Andes. Peace Corps service in Africa cemented his deep desire to always be out in the world, and when he finally sat in a cubicle as a chemical engineer, it was mostly in Puerto Rico and India. Now long absent from cubicle, he has moved on to raise kids, travel the world with them, and write about it (as well as write three novels). Career first brought Pete to Colorado in the 1990s; its gravity and beauty pulled him back to keep Denver as his BaseCamp. -- Pete KJ
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    Publisher
    IMBRIFEX BOOKS
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    Published on
    Apr 2, 2019
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    Pages
    899
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    ISBN
    9781945501142
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    Language
    English
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    Genres
    Sports & Recreation / Hiking
    Sports & Recreation / Walking
    Travel / Special Interest / Family
    Travel / Special Interest / Hikes & Walks
    Travel / United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY)
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    **UPDATE** We have a correction regarding Hike #39, Grassy Knoll and Big Huckleberry Mountain (page 137) To download the updated driving directions for the trailhead please click HERE

    CLICK HERE to download the "Hardy Ridge" hike as well as the hike up "Mount Defiance" from Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge

    The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is the single biggest visitor destination in Oregon 25 of these hikes are published here for the first time Caters to the greater Portland, Oregon–Vancouver, Washington metro area

    The Columbia River Gorge forms much of the long border between Washington and Oregon, offering hikers a multitude of beautiful trails. Famous for its cascading waterfalls, the region offers spectacular views of the mighty river and its windswept bluffs, as well as stunning panoramas of the surrounding landscape and peaks including Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, and the Sisters.

    Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge, by well-known hiking author Craig Romano, features:
    100 day hikes on both sides of the river extensive year-round hiking options trails in the National Scenic Area, Silver Star Scenic Area, Trapper Creek, Clark County, and beyond easy-to-read icons for waterfalls, views, dog-friendly trails, and more detailed driving directions and trail maps info on flora and fauna, the unusual Gorge winds, and its abundance of waterfalls

    Learn more about author Craig Romano at his website or connect with him one step further by "liking" his page on Facebook.
    **Mountaineers Books designates 1 percent of the sales of select guidebooks in our Day Hiking series toward volunteer trail maintenance.

    . For this book, our 1 percent of sales is going to Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA hosts more than 750 work parties throughout Washington’s Cascades and Olympics each year, with volunteers clearing downed logs after spring snowmelt, cutting away brush, retreading worn stretches of trail, and building bridges and turnpikes. Their efforts are essential to the land managers who maintain thousands of acres on shoestring budgets.
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