There are few places in the world with more diverse snowshoe routes than the Front Range of Colorado. Come with author Alan Apt, who has wandered the Front Range of Colorado for over 30 years, and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of the snowshoe trails that will safely transport you, friends, and family, into winter's backcountry. A bestseller in the first edition, this second edition includes many NEW trails suitable for everyone, including families with children. You will find short and easy snowshoe routes, and longer adventures for you and for children of all ages. And for the winter mountaineer, Apt has also included some challenging, spectacular routes on less hazardous terrain.
Snowshoe Routes: Colorado's Front Range includes excellent revised maps and detailed trail descriptions, with color photos for virtually every trail. The author has written a snowshoe buyer's and renter's guide that will help you pick a pair of appropriate snowshoes. He has also included safety checklists, so you'll know what to bring and wear, as well as suggestions for staying warm, so you can truly enjoy your day on the snow. Also includes an excellent reference for places to stay such as nearby huts and cabins. You will also find contact information for key outdoor organizations and the public entities that manage the forest and trails, so you can get the latest information on trail conditions and avalanche risk. Avalanche information is important for safe travel; the author has relevant suggestions and tips that will help make your recreation more hazard-free.
* Every level of snowshoe routes, from easy family strolls to winter mountaineering adventures
* Completely redesigned with four-color images and maps
* Comprehensive coverage from Fort Collins through Boulder and Denver to Colorado Springs, with a complete section on Rocky Mountain National Park