This brand new edition Insight Guide provides all the information you need to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and captivating culture of Colorado. Well-researched text provides explorations of major sights and attractions, such as Colorado Springs, the amazing array of wildlife at the Rocky Mountain National Park and the sprawling metropolis of Denver. Clear, colour-coded sections make it easy to navigate around the book. Places of interest are cross-referenced on full-colour maps throughout the guide, whilst additional maps can be found within the front and back covers, providing instant orientation. In-depth features on history cover everything from the native people of Colorado to the discovery of gold and the Meeker massacre. There are also features on Outdoor Adventure, Mountain and Prairie Life, even the intriguing ghost towns, giving you a rare insight into the culture of this fascinating country. The guide also contains comprehensive information on eating out, shopping, nightlife, sport and accommodation suitable for all budgets, along with contact information and many other useful travel tips.
The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.
Table of Contents
Maps: Colorado; The Eastern Plaina; Denver; Boulder and Environs; San Luis Valley; Rocky Mountain National Park; Northern Rockies; I-70 and the High Rockies; Aspen and the Central Rockies; Aspen; San Juan Mountains; The Southwest Corner; Mesa Verde National Park; The Northwest Corner. Introduction: Rocky Mountain State. History: Decisive Dates; Native Heritage; Breaking Ground; Striking it Rich; Changing Fortunes. Features: The Cultural Landscape; Rocky Mountain Cuisine; The Backbone of the Continent; Mountain and Prairie Life; Outdoor Adventure; Powder to the People; Ghost Towns; Riding the Rails; Home on the Range. Information panels: Wild About Oscar; Extreme Sports; Colorado Cowboys; Indian Peaks; The Utes. Places: Introduction; The Front Range and Eastern Plains; The Eastern Plains; Denver; Boulder and Environs; Colorado Springs and Environs; San Luis Valley; Rocky Mountains; Rocky Mountain National Park; Steamboat Springs; I-70 and the High Rockies; Aspen and the Central Rockies; San Juan Mountains; Western Colorado; Mesa Verde and the Southwest Corner; The Northwest Corner. Travel Tips: Getting Acquainted; Planning the Trip; Practical Tips; Where to Stay; Where to Eat; Culture; The Great Outdoors; Tours and Outfitters; Sport; Further Reading.