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Off Trail Routes in Colorado
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Meir Gottlieb
Off Trail Routes in Colorado on 09/03/2013 10:35:12 MDT Print View

Anybody have a recommendation for books or resources with information on off trail travel in Colorado?


Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
That's a lot of territory.. on 09/03/2013 12:56:20 MDT Print View

Colorado is a big state.

Any particular area you have in mind?

Lisa Foster's Rocky Mtn National Park book is a good place to start for on and off-trail in the park.

Anything by Jen and Gerry Roach is also good: also had excellent info on hikes for specific areas (though aimed at climbing, there is some definite overlap)

Ultimately, the best bet is to grab a good map, see what looks good and then do a little more research based on Da Google. More often than not, Summitpost helps here, too.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Off Trail on 09/03/2013 20:20:20 MDT Print View

+1 the map and google idea, just look for empty spots on the map that don't look too steep or brushy.

A route I've wanted to do for a long time is the "Alphabetizer" route through Lost Creek Wilderness. I've heard there is some good off trail in the Gore range but I don't know that area.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Off Trail Routes in Colorado on 09/03/2013 20:25:38 MDT Print View

Sangre de Christo

Meir Gottlieb
Off Trail Routes in Colorado on 09/12/2013 08:49:01 MDT Print View

Hey Paul,

Guess I should have been more specific. Anywhere within 2 hours of Boulder works for me.