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Are looking to roam remarkable nationwide Parks or luxuriate at a fancy lodge? trip the rails or experience the diversity? discover old fashioned small cities or booming massive towns? Ski the slopes or browse within the outlets? no matter if you will have urbane luxurious, back-country experience, or anything in-between, you’ll locate it among the pages of this pleasant consultant that provides you the inside track on: mountaineering, whitewater rafting, trout fishing, mountain cycling, snowboarding, and golf The normal Wonders and wide variety of environments The breweries and their signature brews neighborhood cuisine corresponding to buffalo, rattlesnake, and Rocky Mountain oysters three nice itinerary innovations like any For Dummies trip consultant, Colorado & the Rockies For Dummies comprises: Down-to-earth trip-planning recommendation What you shouldn’t miss—and what you could bypass the easiest motels and eating places for each finances convenient Post-it Flags to mark your favourite pages
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You can find some good wines at decent prices, but if you’re looking for a stateside version of Tuscany, you may be somewhat disappointed. Do try the beer, though. Background Check: Recommended Books and Movies You can find out more about Colorado’s history in Colorado: A History, by Marshall Sprague, published by W. W. Norton & Company. A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains, by Isabella Bird, is one of the classics of Old West history. Bird was the first white woman to climb Longs Peak, and her adventures are first rate.
Qxd S 6/24/05 10:37 PM Page 8 In this part . . o, you’re thinking about visiting Colorado, but you aren’t really sure where to start. Don’t worry! This part introduces you to the state and all it can offer. After discussing the very best things in the state, it gives history and background information, weighs the pros and cons of coming at different times, and provides four great itineraries that help you make the most of your time. qxd 6/24/05 10:27 PM Page 9 Chapter 1 Discovering the Best of Colorado In This Chapter ᮣ Finding adventures in the Old and New West ᮣ Choosing the finest hotels and restaurants ᮣ Hitting the best slopes ᮣ Singing the praises of little towns ᮣ Appreciating Mother Nature C olorado’s vertical landscape — the mountains, and their location between the High Plains and the Great Basin desert — gives the state an incredible range of environments.
This is where the mountains slope downward into the Great Basin, and farther west, near Grand Junction, erosion has isolated the sandstone Uncompahgre Plateau and the canyons of Colorado National Monument. I detail the major highlights of this region in Chapter 23. qxd 26 6/24/05 10:39 PM Page 26 Part I: Introducing Colorado four-cornered meeting point of four states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico). The towns of Telluride, Silverton, and Ouray preserve a 100-year-old mining history in addition to offering abundant recreation.
Colorado & the Rockies For Dummies (Dummies Travel) by Nicholas Trotter