Ski Touring Routes

Colorado's Front Range

Book Cover: Ski Touring Routes
Backcountry skiing is one of the fastest growing segments of outdoor recreation. This brand-new guidebook connects readers with the most classic ski trails that can be day-tripped from every major Front Range city. Whether you're coming from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, or Fort Collins, this guide showcases breathtaking outings right in your backyard.
  • 95+ routes ranging from easy to challenging 
  • Full-color photos and topo maps
  • Introduction to gear and avalanche safety

Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, RMNP

184 Spectacular Outings in the Colorado Rockies

Book Cover: Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, RMNP
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

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

Hiking French Pass Trail in South Park


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.