It's Time to Take a Hike in Beautiful Colorado
The best way to experience Denver and Boulder is by hiking. Get outdoors with local authors and hiking experts Mindy Sink and Kim Lipker with the full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected hikes transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.
Explore the highlights of new Colorado trails, including a waterfall in Staunton State Park, aptly named Clear Creek as it tumbles alongside the Peaks to Plains Trail, and a historical ranch at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy classic favorites along the Front Range, such as Mount Bierstadt, one of Colorado's iconic 14ers. Take in the views of Horsetooth Reservoir just outside Fort Collins. See Boulder's Flatirons up close from Chautauqua Park. With these Colorado authors as your guides, you'll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of the region's best hikes
Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you're going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Whether you're a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Denver, Boulder, and the surrounding communities--including trails near Fort Collins and Rocky Mountain National Park.
About the Author
Mindy Sink grew up in Boulder and has lived in Denver for many years. She is the author of Walking Denver (Wilderness Press), which her daughter, Sophie Seymour, contributed to for the book's second edition. Mindy is also the author of Moon Denver, Boulder & Colorado Springs (Moon Travel), and she contributes regularly to the Denver Post, Colorado Parent, and other publications both in print and online. She also works in healthcare communications. Before becoming a guidebook author, Mindy covered regional topics for The New York Times's Rocky Mountain Bureau. She earned a degree in journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mindy lives in Denver with her husband, Mike Seymour; her daughter, Sophie; and the family's nonhiking cat, Marvel. Kim Lipker grew up in Colorado, loving the outdoors from an early age; and she did most of the hikes in this book, never imagining that her frolics through the forest would ever land themselves in print. Kim coauthored the fourth and fifth editions of Best Tent Camping: Colorado (with Johnny Molloy) and Day & Overnight Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park (both from Menasha Ridge Press). In addition to writing books, she works in the Department of Language, Culture & Equity at Poudre School District, and she has written a regular parenting column and other features for Rocky Mountain Parent magazine. Kim lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her three children.