Maps and More...

Fall is a fabulous time to get out and enjoy Colorado's amazing scenery.

Whatever you love to do or have been wanting to try, we've got you covered. If you love to camp, you may want to check out Camping Colorado: A Comprehensive Guide to Hundreds of Campgrounds by Melinda Crow.

Or maybe you're looking for some fun, interesting hikes? These guidebooks may be right up your alley:

Best Hikes With Kids: Colorado by Maureen Keilty

Hiking Colorado: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures by Maryann Gaug


Perhaps you are looking for a little more of a challenge and want to take on a few Fourteeners this fall, then Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs by Gerry Roach may be more your speed.

Say biking is more your style, then these choices should help with that:

Road Biking Colorado: The Statewide Guide by Michael Seeberg

Fruita-Grand Junction Fat Tire Guidebook by Troy Rarick

Are you looking to get a little fishing in this fall? Colorado's Best Fly Fishing by Landon R. Mayer might lure you in.

Outdoor activities don't necessarily have to involve strenuous exercise. Here are two guidebooks and a map that allow you to sit back and relax a little:

Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails by Charles A. Wells

Touring Colorado Hot Springs by Carl Wambach

The Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado: Breweries, Brewpubs, Historic Taverns, National & State Parks, Ski Areas, 14ers, & Much More by Motion Pixel Lab

Make sure you won't get lost during your travels by picking up one of our many great Trails Illustrated Outdoor Recreation Maps, or if you are a map junkie like myself I recommend heading to the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) spectacular Map Sales Office at the Denver Federal Center (6th & Kipling) and browse their extensive selection of topo maps, US National Forest maps, Minute maps, and informative pamphlets and brochures. You can also shop online, but I think their Map Sales Office is well worth the trip!

Written by ShellyB on September 4, 2012


Elaine C. on September 6, 2012


Thanks! I can't wait to check out the one on Hot Springs. Also, this is one of the best times for motorcycle riders in Colorado. Someone recently pointed out another great book:

The complete guide to motorcycling Colorado : the definitive reference for all the best roads, rides, and tips, by Steve Farson. It's colorful, up to date, easy to use and loaded with information.

ShellyB on September 6, 2012


What a great time to go motorcycling in Colorado - sounds like spectacular way to see the changing leaves!

Thanks for the recommendation!

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