The comprehensive Best Summit Hikes in Colorado
covers classic and lesser-known Colorado ascents from 8,144 to 14,443 ft. in elevation.
Author: James Dziezynski
Softcover; 336 pages; black-and-white photos and maps with short color photographs section
Wilderness Press; copyright 2012
Updated edition features 50 classic routes and more than 90 summits as well as updated trail information
Topographic maps with GPS waypoints guide your path to summit success
Elevation profile and difficulty ratings help you choose a hike that's right for you
Detailed directions get you to the trailhead, and optional routes offer choices for additional exploration
Features facts and trivia and a fun ''outtakes'' section; an introduction to mountain hiking equips you with everything you need to know and then some
Best Summit Hikes in Colorado
measures 9 x 6 in.
Colorado may be known for its hundreds of high peaks, but how do you know which ones are the best? In this inspiring guide, author James Dziezynski has carefully selected Colorado’s 50 top summit hikes. His spirited description of these peaks, which range from 8,144 to 14,433 ft. in elevation reveals why they’re the best.
Bag the peaks in Best Summit Hikes in Colorado, and you’ll climb the highest mountain in the state, visit the ruins of a town flattened by an avalanche, hunt for fossilized seashells more than 2 mi. above sea level, and enjoy countless scrambles, ridge walks, and traverses through Colorado’s stunning alpine scenery.
The book covers all of Colorado’s major mountain ranges—the Sangre De Cristo, Gore, Sawatch, Indian Peaks, and Maroon Bell wilderness areas, as well as Grenadier, Medicine Bow, and Outer San Juan peaks. It includes some of the most famous peaks (Longs), some of the toughest (Storm King), and some of the most remote (Lone Cone).