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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!
Meticulously researched by an experienced husband-and-wife team, Frommer's Colorado offers complete coverage of the whole state. You'll discover the best places to buy Western wear and authentic Western art; the top restaurants, from downhome steakhouses to trendy brewpubs; and the best skiing, hiking, biking, and fishing. All the top sights are here: Pike's Peak, the Garden of the Gods, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Coors Brewing Company, the U.S. Mint, and a host of gorgeous trails and canyons. You'll find accommodations to suit every taste and budget, plus nightlife, a complete shopper's guide, and a host of detailed, accurate maps.
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Written by more than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, Frommer’s Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do.
• More annually updated guides than any other series
• 16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guides
• Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itineraries
• Dozens of detailed maps in an easy-to-read, two-color design
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- Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
- Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
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More than 25 million Americans visited Colorado in 2004. Colorado is America's #1 skiing destination and a prime vacation haven for outdoor adventurers and fishermen.
About the Author
A Denver-based freelance writer, Eric Peterson
has contributed to numerous Frommer’s guides covering the American West, and written Frommer’s Montana & Wyoming, Frommer’s Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks,
and Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A.
(www.speckpress.com). Peterson also writes about travel and other topics for such publications as ColoradoBiz, United Hemispheres, Delta Sky,
and the New York Daily News.
In his free time, he’s an avid camper and hiker, a lifelong Broncos fan, and part-time rock star (at least in the eyes of his niece Olivia).
Residents of northern New Mexico since 1970, Don and Barbara Laine have traveled extensively throughout the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest, spending as much time as possible in the outdoors, and especially in the region’s national parks and monuments. They have written Frommer’s guides to Utah, Colorado, and the National Parks of the American West. The Laines have also authored Little-Known Southwest, New Mexico & Arizona State Parks, and Best Short Hikes in Arizona for The Mountaineers; and The New Mexico Guide for Fulcrum Publishing.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What’s New in Colorado.
1. The Best of Colorado.
2. Planning Your Trip to Colorado.
3. Suggested Colorado Itineraries.
4. The Active Vacation Planner.
5. Settling into Denver.
6. What to See & Do in Denver.
7. Colorado Springs.
9. Northeastern Colorado.
10. The Northern Rockies.
11. The Western Slope.
12. Southwestern Colorado.
13. The Southern Rockies.
14. Southeastern Colorado.
Appendix: Colorado in Depth.