“My vicinity affords many good walks; and though for so many years I have walked almost every day, and sometimes for several days together, I have not yet exhausted them. An absolutely new prospect is a great happiness, and I can still get this any afternoon. Two or three hours’ walking will carry me to as strange a country as I ever expect to see. “
– Henry David Thoreau
Colorado is renowned for its amazing hiking mountain biking and breathtaking views. The Front Range is brimming with life and overflowing with natural beauty. From the vibrant red rock spires of Red Rocks Amphitheater, to the dense pine forests around Evergreen, there is the perfect trail for everyone.
The goal of this guide is to give the reader the information they will need to make the best selection for their given time and physical desires. Formatted for your mobile device, this affordable guide travels more easily than a book, yet can still be accessed without an internet connection.
Volume 1 covers the trails listed south of I-70 within the National Geographic (Boulder/Golden 100 Map Not included). It provides trail information reviews and links to trail videos for over 90 hiking trails spanning more than 140 miles and covering 18 parks within the Morrison, Ken Caryl, Idledale, Kittredge, Conifer, Aspen Park, Indian Hills and Evergreen Areas.
- Driving directions to 18 of the main parks and wildlife areas
- Park information and overview
- Local emergency contact information
- Trail connections and suggested routes
- Pictures from the trails
- Estimated time to complete park trails
- Links to free downloadable .gpx files and more
- Trail reviews including distance, highlights, difficulty, allowed trail use, seasonal wild flower ratings, presence of water, and views you can expect to see
- This guide easily downloads on your phone with the Kindle app so you will have the information you need even if you have no cellular service
Budget minded travelers and adventurers will find information on several free places to camp that don’t include checking in at hotel Walmart, along with little known alternative facts about the Front Range and Colorado’s mythical history. So grab the granola, strap on a pair of hiking boots, and get ready to go on an adventure.
Colorado Front Range Hikes (South) Volume 1 – Map
Link to Download the Map