I not only like this book with its interpretive text and gorgeous photographs, but I’m proud of all of the great adventures that it will provide intrepid hikers, with 40 trails that explore plenty of iconic Colorado places like Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, as well as lesser-visited locales including Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Browns Canyon National Monument, and Lathrop State Park.
While there are a few folks who think that I’m writing about ultra-secret, backcountry places, that is actually not the case with the selected hikes in HIKING COLORADO’S HIDDEN GEMS. These hikes, some of my favorites, are not unknown and certainly not secret since lots of online information is found for every one of them. Many of the hikes, however, traverse across underdog landscapes that don’t fit the stereotypical Colorado mountainscape.
The book was initially supposed to come out in the spring of 2021, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the date to this year, which was good since it gave me more time to rehike some of the trails, shoot more photographs, and perfect the final manuscript. The extra work shows since the book looks great!
Gracias to the editors, book designer, and Falcon’s stellar sales staff to help me create yet another Book of Dreams.