See Colorado at its most enchanting: along the roads less traveled. View majestic, snow-covered mountains within sight of desert expanses. Visit ancestral Puebloan settlements along the San Juan Skyway. Camp out in the 2.3-milion-acre White River National Forest. No matter what sort of Colorado adventure you're looking for, there's a trip to thrill you in this book. In this full-color second edition, the authors have expanded map coverage in each tour chapter, and have fully updated the best places to stay and eat that complement the best places to explore.
Author: Matt Forster
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2014-06-02
Whether it’s the Chicago and Territorial Roads, home of a historic and scenic railroad, or the Lower Peninsula’s Chain of Lakes area, Backroads & Byways of Michigan is the shortest route a visitor can take to explore like a local. Whether it’s the Chicago and Territorial Roads, home of a historic and scenic railroad, or the Lower Peninsula’s Chain of Lakes area, Backroads & Byways of Michigan is the shortest route a visitor can take to explore like a local. Now with color maps and photographs, this second edition offers itineraries to scenic and intriguing places, like Michigan’s Wine Country—where you can sample local wines, chocolate truffles, and orchard fruits—and Western Michigan, once a mining area, now a winter-recreation wonderland and home of many spectacular waterfalls.
Author: Amy K. Brown
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2012-10-01
There's more to see, do, and taste in Texas than anyone could ever experience in a lifetime, but with this guide you'll never lack for trying! From the rustic charm of the Hill Country to the mountains, deserts, and stunning sunsets of West Texas, the plains and canyons of the Panhandle to the sandy dunes of the Gulf Coast, the diversity of Texas will astound you. This revised second edition highlights places of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and historical significance, all the while introducing you to some of the friendliest folks you'll ever meet.
The national parks and monuments in Colorado harbor some of the most diverse and awe-inspiring scenery on the planet. They contain immense mountain peaks rising over 14,000 feet high, spectacular Anasazi ruins constructed 1,000 years ago, and deep canyons plunging 2,000 feet down to raging rivers. They also possess the largest sand dunes in North America, immense sandstone rock formations rising over 500 feet high, and some of the largest petrified Sequoia trees in the world. Renowned photographer Grant Collier has spent several years exploring and photographing Colorado's national parks and monuments. He has hiked in predawn light across Rocky Mountain National Park, driven over remote jeep trails in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and rafted nearly every mile of river within Dinosaur National Monument. In the process, he has produced the first comprehensive portrait of Colorado's current system of national parks and monuments.
Overview: Backroads & Byways of Michigan offers travelers a chance to get beyond the usual tourist destinations and to discover what the state has to offer along the way. Twelve carefully researched routes introduce readers to regions across the state, from southwest Michigan's wine country to the U.P.'s Copper Country, from towns stocked with art galleries and boutique shops to fishing towns with tackle shops and canoe liveries. Sidebars highlight colorful characters and interesting historical details.
Colorado is replete with natural beauty, award-winning breweries and a history that reflects its wild and rugged character. Author Ed Sealover offers this detailed guide to ten three-day excursions full of nature, history and unique watering holes. Discover sprawling parks and celebrated landmarks throughout the state. Visit oddball destinations like the trail of America’s favorite cannibal and the renowned ghost town of Saint Elmo. Work up a thirst on the hiking trails of Rocky Mountain National Park and unwind on the single block in the state that is home to a brewery, a winery and a distillery. Uncover the craft, creative and cultural gems that make the Centennial State a curious wanderer’s dream.
Cincinnati has been an important, intriguing city since its founding in 1788. One of America’s largest metropolises in the 19th century, it was known as the Gateway to the West. To reach to the American frontier, most travelers ferried down the Ohio River. In Cincinnati they enjoyed a refined stop before heading to less civilized regions. In the mid-19th century, thousands of German immigrants found new homes in Cincinnati, a city reminiscent of the European regions they left behind. These industrious people established institutions and businesses that continue to give the city its unique identity — from music (especially singing) to beer and the arts. It’s a locale that thrives on entrepreneurial spirit and blends the industrial Midwest with the hospitable South. In 100 Things to Do in Cincinnati Before You Die, you’ll be pointed to many facets of the Queen City to explore. Fine and casual dining, arts and culture, fascinating history, great sports traditions and some uniquely local shopping opportunity are all described in this informative book. It’s sure to keep visitors entertained and provide lifelong Cincinnatians with a few surprises.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering insider tips and advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Fodor's Colorado highlights the best this playground for nature lovers has to offer: the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park, Denver’s cultural riches, and the winding trails and raging rivers perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking to bike, raft, horseback ride, or fish. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor's expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, whether skiing the champagne powder of the Rocky Mountains or setting out on an urban adventure in cool cities like Boulder and Aspen. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Colorado. · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Major sights such as Mesa Verde National Park, Dude Ranches and Old West Mining Towns · Side trips from Colorado Springs including Cripple Creek, Florissant Fossil Beds, Palmer Lake, Canon City and Royal Gorge, Buena Vista and Salida · Coverage of Denver, Summit County, Vail Valley, Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, Boulder and North Central Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Northwest Colorado and Steamboat Springs, Southwest Colorado’s Black Canyon and the Gunnison National Park, Telluride and the San Juan Mountains, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Springs, the Collegiate Peaks, and the San Luis Valley
Author: Charles A. Wells
Release Date: 2005-05-30
"Easy, moderate, difficult backcountry driving adventures" "plus ATV and dirt bike trails"; features 75 trails. Detailed trail descriptions, 83 maps and over 425 photos cover spectacular areas South of Interstate 70. Fifty trails are suitable for most stock sport-utility vehicles.
Author: Jim DuFresne
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2014-05-26
In the this completely revised third edition of the classic hiking guide to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, noted outdoor writer Jim DuFresne leads hikers on sixty hikes through the state’s unequaled system of national and state parks, natural areas, and wilderness tracts, where the scenery and trails are as varied as anywhere in the country. Hikes range from 1.5 miles to 23 miles, from easy day hikes to extended island backpacking adventures. Complementing the trail descriptions are the most accurate and up-to-date maps available. Hikers will learn where to find the best trailside fishing, birding, and wildlife viewing as well as where to go to find fall colors, spring wildflowers, and undisturbed backcountry camping.
Author: William C. Herow
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Discover 101 fun things to do and places to see in the Centennial State. Easily find fun stops by city with the Quick Reference Chart. Detailed information for each location includes an address, web site, phone number, GPS coordinates, description, cost, operating season and hours, driving directions, and more! Fun Stops Colorado includes places like: Cussler Museum in Arvada Buckskin Joe Frontier Town and Railway near Canon City Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site in Colorado Springs Dillon Schoolhouse Museum in Dillon South Park City Museum in Fairplay Cross Orchards Historic Farm in Grand Junction Plus 95 more... If you enjoy visiting interesting places as you travel, this guide is for you!