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.

The Mountain Pine Beetle—Tiny but Mighty

Book Cover: The Mountain Pine Beetle—Tiny but Mighty
Part of the The Pruett Series series:
  • The Mountain Pine Beetle—Tiny but Mighty
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 14.95
ISBN: 978-0871089588
Size: 8.80 x 8.30 in
Pages: 48

Imagine an insect as small as a grain of rice killing a tree that towers 70 feet above the forest floor. Seems impossible, doesn't it? Not when one mountain pine beetle joins forces with thousands of others to form an army of forest killers.

In "The Mountain Pine Beetle: Tiny but Mighty," Kay Turnbaugh tells the story of how such a tiny insect has managed to change the landscape of our western forests. With lively text, vivid (and sometimes icky) photographs, plus engaging illustrations, "The Mountain Pine Beetle" tells us how these little buggers operate and how the forests manage to survive.

Perfect for schools and libraries and anyone who wants to make sense of the world around them.

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books