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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    Situated in the heart of the magnificent Southwest, Las Vegas is surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes. Within easy reach are five national parks, including Zion, Grand Canyon, and Death Valley. Dozens of state parks, regional preserves, recreation areas, and public lands offer amazing variety, from sand dunes and salt flats to alpine meadows, waterfalls, and ancient forests. Unique plant and animal life as well as archaeology, paleontology, and fascinating Wild West history are all waiting to be discovered in this region, making Las Vegas an ideal basecamp: Hikers can enjoy solitude and unspoiled wilderness by day and world-class urban amenities by night. Base Camp Las Vegas includes 101 of the best hiking destinations within hours of Las Vegas. The author has hiked each of the 101 featured routes more than once, and she describes each in detail, including route, elevations, terrain, flora & fauna, and historical details. She notes the best season for enjoying each one, what to wear, and what to take along. She describes any hazards or inconveniences that hikers might encounter and rates the difficulty of each hike from easy to strenuous. She’s also included an easy-reference guide to the top five hikes in a variety of categories including birdwatching, stargazing, wildflowers, wetlands, kid and teen favorites, most strenuous, and most remote. Base Camp Las Vegas tells hikers where and when to go--and also how to prepare--to enjoy the best trails this unparalleled region has to offer.
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