Colorado Family Outdoor Adventure
224 pages, 5 1/2 x 8
85 color photos, 11 maps
Paperback
Release Date:15 May 2022
ISBN:9780826363770
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Colorado Family Outdoor Adventure

An All-Ages Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Getting Outside

University of New Mexico Press

Colorado Family Outdoor Adventure is the definitive guide for families of all ages to experiencing the natural splendors of Colorado. Whether you are planning your first family adventure or you are an experienced outdoors family, Heather Mundt provides everything parents, grandparents, children, and teenagers need to know to enjoy activities throughout the state. As an experienced outdoors writer, adventurer, and family traveler, Mundt shares more than sixty destinations across Colorado, outlining family adventures in hiking, biking, paddling, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, camping, skiing, sledding, rockhounding, wildlife watching, fishing, climbing, enjoying cultural activities, and more in this go-to guide.

Every one of these outdoor activities is graded in terms of difficulty and age-appropriateness, so every reader will know exactly which activities are right for their young kids, teens, and older relatives. Organized geographically with easy-to-use maps alongside detailed descriptions and beautiful photography, Colorado Family Outdoor Adventure explores every corner of the state with memory-making activities for every family.

Nicely illustrated, informatively comprehensive, thoroughly user-friendly in organization and presentation.'--Midwest Book Review
Heather Mundt is a voice of authority in Colorado family outdoor adventure; she and her family have traveled there and tried that. Her guide will undoubtedly become an essential addition to family libraries, vehicle glove compartments, and hiking backpacks for residents and visitors alike.'--Ashley M. Biggers, author of Eco-Travel New Mexico: 86 Natural Destinations, Green Hotels, and Sustainable Adventures
Heather Mundt is a freelance writer and editor. Her work has appeared in the Denver Post, Ladies' Home Journal, 5280.com, TripSavvy, Smarter Travel, Outdoor Families Magazine, Colorado Parent magazine, and Colorado Ski Country USA. She lives with her family in Longmont, Colorado.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
How to Use This Guide
About Colorful Colorado
Suggested Itineraries
Colorado's Ski Areas
Colorado's Fourteeners
Colorado's State Parks

The Great West
Fraser
Granby
Grand Lake
Kremmling
Moffat County
North Park
Steamboat Springs
Winter Park

Mountains and Mesas
Crested Butte
Durango
Fruita
Grand Junction
Gunnison
Mesa Verde Country
Montrose
Ouray
Pagosa Springs
Silverton
Telluride

Rockies Playground
Arapahoe Basin
Aspen
Beaver Creek Resort
Breckenridge
Copper Mountain
Georgetown
Glenwood Springs
Keystone Resort
Leadville
Loveland Ski Area
South Park
Summit County
Vail

Denver and Cities of the Rockies
Boulder
Denver
Estes Park
Fort Collins
Golden
Idaho Springs
Longmont
Loveland
Morrison

Pikes Peak Wonders
Buena Vista
Cañon City
Colorado Springs
Cripple Creek
Manitou Springs
Pueblo
Salida
Wet Mountain Valley

Mystic San Luis Valley
Alamosa
Creede
Del Norte
Monte Vista
Saguache County
South Fork
Spanish Peaks Country

Pioneering Plains
Fort Morgan
Sterling

Canyons and Plains
Comanche National Grassland
La Junta
Lamar
Trinidad
Tarantulas

Glossary
Index
About the Author

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