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Colorado Rockies Field Guide Colorado Rockies Field Guide Colorado Rockies Field Guide


Colorado Rockies Field Guide

Colorado Rockies Field Guide



In a landscape like the Colorado Rockies, nearly every route is, by luck and necessity, the scenic route. WILDSAM Colorado Rockies leads travelers into the Colorado high country with guidance from trusted local adventurers and wilderness guides.



  • A full guide to hiking in the Rocky Mountains, from gear and safety tips to curated day trips and scaling fourteeners

  • Seven scenic drives for mountain-fresh air and visually stunning landscapes

  • Where to find the best tacos, fry bread, steakhouses and sandwich joints

  • Nightcap recs, from historic saloons and ghost town bars to top-shelf après ski cocktails

  • Statewide guide to gear outfitters and fly fishing shops 

  • Historical musings on Ute history, sandhill cranes, the Gold Rush, hot springs of note, and local flora & fauna

  • A 5-day unconventional road trip to experience the best of Colorado

  • Stories and insights from local trail runners, writers, artists, Indigenous advocates, trail designers, scientists and conservationists

  • Fresh new essays by authors Krista Langlois and Aaron A. Abeyta

  • Legacy excerpts from Isabella Bird, Enos A. Mills and Zebulon Pike