* A comprehensive guide to Colorado's wild areas
* Includes 74 maps and 90 photographs
Colorado has the lucky distinction of having some of the nation's newest big parks -- and why not? The state is already an outdoor mecca. Exploring Colorado's Wild Areas provides information to locals and tourists, alike about the camping, hiking, paddling and climbing opportunites in places like Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (established in 2003), to Spanish Peaks Wilderness (established in 2000), and to the recently enlarged Great Sand Dunes National Monument and Preserve. Also included in this guidebook are the protected lands of the Castle Peak Wilderness Study Area, Bull Gulch Wilderness Study Area, San Luis Hills Wilderness Study Area, and Demaree Canyon Wilderness Area. These have all been set aside for your discovery and enjoyment. Exploring Colorado's Wild Areas is your travel guide and trail resource to these wonderlands.
Colorado is one of the nation's primary adventure-travel destinations, and both visitors and locals will find this book the most all-inclusive reference available to the state's wildness areas. From the state's high peaks to its spectacular canyons and deserts, Exploring Colorado's Wild Areas provides detailed information on seasons, flora and fauna, geology, history and activities.