Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park

184 Spectacular Outings in the Colorado Rockies

Book Cover: Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park
Editions:Paperback: $ 18.95
ISBN: 978-0899977553
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 360

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.

Published by Wilderness Press.

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 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
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One of the hikes we couldn't fit into the book:

Hiking French Pass Trail in South Park

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Reviews:Ward Luthi, President, Walking the World wrote:

If you want to buy only one hiking book, this is it. It has 184 great trails, including summits and lakes, as well as hikes for families and bikers. Enjoy the excellent advice based on Apt's 40 years of hiking in Colorado. This book will supply you with beautiful places to explore for years.