This is a handy pocket guide for the day hiker with easy to follow directions to the high country and peaks surrounding Telluride. Helpful maps are included at the beginning of each chapter. Some of the 75 hikes listed are Yankee Boy Basin, Tomboy Road, Bridal Veil Basin, Lizard Head Pass, and Sunshine Mesa. Plenty of pictures along with listings of elevation, distance, time, and ease of trails help travellers through their journey.
"San Juan" Don, as many call him, has been whole-hog about hiking and biking the Telluride area for over 15 years. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, and deejayed at a local community radio station in Colorado. Don has lived in Aspen, and San Jose, California, with short stints in Utah, Texas, and Alaska. Originally from Ohio, Don lived in Colorado for years, and now makes his home in Portland, Oregon.