Best Telluride Hikes continues
the series of best-selling pack guides published by CMC Press since 2008. The
trails range from the scenic and wheelchair-accessible Idarado Legacy Trail, at the east end of town, which provides a window into
Telluride’s past with its educative plaques that line the paved path, to the challenging
Bilk Creek Basin Trail, southwest of town, in the Lizard Head Wilderness, which
is known for its picturesque waterfalls.
of the hikes in this fit-in-your-pocket guide are within an hour or so drive of
Telluride, not only giving the hiker options in and around town but also close
to other prominent towns in the northern San Juans, such as Ouray—known as the
Switzerland of America. Each hike offers a glimpse into what many consider the
most beautiful part of Colorado, taking you to the base of the incomparable
rock spire Lizard Head (perhaps the most difficult summit to ascend in Colorado),
to Bridal Veil Falls, Colorado’s tallest free falling waterfall,
cascading 365 feet to the base of the box canyon below.
addition to detailed comments, route descriptions, and directions, each of the
20 hikes contains a map segment, elevation gain, difficulty rating, estimated
time of the hike, round-trip distance, and nearest landmark.
Martinez, project manager for The Best
Grand Junction Hikes, and Jeff Eisele, project manager for The Best Durango Hikes, and contributors
from the San Juan Group of the Colorado Mountain Club team up to share some of
their favorite Telluride area hikes. CMC members selected, hiked, photographed,
and wrote about the trails in this guide.
pages, 4 x 7, rounded corners, 45 color photos, 21 color maps, paperbound,
$12.95, ISBN 978-1-937052-07-2. GUIDEBOOK/COLORADO.