Hikes Around Fort Collins: A Trail Guide To Urban Hikes, Poudre Canyon, North Park, And Loveland by Melodie S. EdwardsHikes Around Fort Collins: A Trail Guide To Urban Hikes, Poudre Canyon, North Park, And Loveland by Melodie S. Edwards

Hikes Around Fort Collins: A Trail Guide To Urban Hikes, Poudre Canyon, North Park, And Loveland

byMelodie S. Edwards

Paperback | April 1, 2008

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Northern Colorado offers an exhilarating blend of recreational activities and beauty from alpine meadows and wild canyons to peaceful forests. There is plenty of room to roam among the thousands of acres of parks and natural areas in Fort Collins, Poudre Canyon, and North Park. Hikes Around Fort Collins has more than sixty-five trail descriptions. Each description includes a map, photographs, and detailed information, making this an indispensable reference for those wanting to explore the natural beauty in this region. Information on each trail includes: .Access .Distance .Difficulty .Starting and ending elevations .Connecting trails .Highlights .Detailed description
Melodie Edwards lives in Laramie, Wyoming, where she opened a used book store after growing up and attending school in Fort Collins. She received a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. When she’s not hiking, she spends her time with her twin girls and her dog.
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Title:Hikes Around Fort Collins: A Trail Guide To Urban Hikes, Poudre Canyon, North Park, And LovelandFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:West Margin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0871089521

ISBN - 13:9780871089526

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From the Author

“Over the last couple decades I have watched the Front Range grow by leaps and bounds, and yet a person can now walk freely from the city limits of Fort Collins to the outskirts of Loveland with no worries but rattlesnakes… We live in the West because the horizons appear to go on forever, a constant reminder of a greater mystery beyond us. By walking tracelessly into that forever on foot, we acknowledge the essential value of wild things to a healthy society and to future generations.”                                                                        —Melodie S. Edwards, from the preface

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“Northern Colorado’s history continues to be made, as populations of people move into the West and the art of living skillfully in proximity to nature is made possible. This art means never forgetting the lessons of the past or the goal of preserving wilderness—its diversity, its challenges, its infinite mystery—for future generations.” From page xxv, Hikes Around Fort Collins

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
            A Short History of Northern Colorado xv
            How to Use This Book xv
            Backcountry Ethics xxviii
            Safety Concerns xxx
            Overview Map xxxiv-xxxv
Fort Collins Area Trails
            Buckhorn Canyon 1
            Horsetooth Mountain Park 5
            Lory State Park 19
            Loveland/Big Thompson Area 41
            Pawnee National Grasslands 52
            Red Feather Lakes 57
            Around Town 71
Poudre Canyon Area Trails
            Pingree Park 104
            Lower Poudre Canyon 119
            Upper Poudre Canyon 144
            Rawah Wilderness 170
North Park Area Trails
            Colorado State Forest State Park 182
            Never Summer Wilderness Area 197
            Routt National Forest 201
            Zirkel Wilderness 209
References 235
Index 237