Colorado Summit Hikes for Everyone
By Dave Muller
The peak bagger’s encyclopedia.
• Classic peak routes from easy to difficult.
• Detailed information on 105 named summits.
From world-renowned Rocky Mountain National Park in the north to the magnificent San Juans in the southwest, from the famed peaks above Aspen to the remote tops of the Sangre de Cristos, no other state offers so many inviting summits to reach or such spectacular alpine hiking as Colorado. Now the Colorado Mountain Club, the hiking and climbing experts in the Rockies for nearly a century, reveals some of its classic favorites. Colorado Summit Hikes For Everyone contains detailed information for reaching 105 named summits, from peaks suitable for beginners to famous, 14,000-foot Capitol Peak. Here you'll find everything you need to enjoy the best summit hikes that the state has to offer: accurate access and route descriptions, maps and elevation profiles, equipment checklists, safety tips and a full-featured index. Dozens of informative sidebars on everything from history and nature, plus "fun facts," add to an enjoyable hiking experience.
One of the great pleasures of reaching a summit is of course the great views to be enjoyed. That is why we include Peak Finder, an easy-to-use system that identifies all the peaks within view from your summit. Symbols make it quick to find the hike that's right for you, including difficulty ratings at all levels, and special hikes for wildlife viewing, for families or persons with disabilities, or with your canine companion.
DAVE MULLER has been living and hiking in Colorado for over 30 years. He has written a weekly hiking and backcountry skiing column for The Denver Post for 15 years.
Published 2003, 224 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 102 photos, 96 maps, paperbound, ISBN 0-9724413-3-6