Colorado's Front Range
- 95+ routes ranging from easy to challenging
- Full-color photos and topo maps
- Introduction to gear and avalanche safety
There are few places in the world with more diverse snowshoe routes than the Front Range of Colorado. Come with author Alan Apt, who has wandered the Front Range of Colorado for over 30 years, and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of the snowshoe trails that will safely transport you, friends, and family, into winter's backcountry. A bestseller in the first edition, this second edition includes many NEW trails suitable for everyone, including families with children. You will find short and easy snowshoe routes, and longer adventures for you and for children of all ages. And for the winter mountaineer, Apt has also included some challenging, spectacular routes on less hazardous terrain.
Snowshoe Routes: Colorado's Front Range includes excellent revised maps and detailed trail descriptions, with color photos for virtually every trail. The author has written a snowshoe buyer's and renter's guide that will help you pick a pair of appropriate snowshoes. He has also included safety checklists, so you'll know what to bring and wear, as well as suggestions for staying warm, so you can truly enjoy your day on the snow. Also includes an excellent reference for places to stay such as nearby huts and cabins. You will also find contact information for key outdoor organizations and the public entities that manage the forest and trails, so you can get the latest information on trail conditions and avalanche risk. Avalanche information is important for safe travel; the author has relevant suggestions and tips that will help make your recreation more hazard-free.
Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most comprehensive hiking and biking books available. Alan Apt, author of the best-selling guidebook, Snowshoe Routes Colorado’s Front Range, and Kay Turnbaugh, author of Around Nederland, carefully describe 184 adventures for people of all abilities and interests. The book includes everything from easy access Front Range lakeside strolls to high challenging treks among the high peaks. Many trails are great for kids (of all ages)—less ambitious but highly satisfying, easy gambols in the natural world. The geographical scope of the book stretches from the Fort Collins area to Colorado Springs, and west to Rocky Mountain National Park, Fairplay, and Independence Pass; with superb coverage of mountains, plains, canyons and riverside adventures.
The book includes over 150 photos and maps for every trail, as well as safety checklists and how-to tips based on more than 90 years of combined outdoor experience. If you visit 10 trails per year, you will have almost 20 years of trails described in this book to enjoy.
The new edition offers much more than the first edition, with:
• 184 trails, many of them new
• 60+ hikes within one hour of Denver-Boulder
• 33 peak summit hikes--20 mountain summits, 13 foothills
• 80 hikes with options for families with kids
• 43 hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park
• 57 hikes to lakes
• 65 trails good for mountain biking
• 80 trails good for winter sports