On Colorado’s Western Slope, stunning geological features and awe-inspiring scenery create a unique hiking experience unlike any other.
Hiking Colorado’s Western Slope provides firsthand descriptions and detailed maps for over 50 of the state’s finest trails west of the Great Divide. Veteran hiker and author of Best Easy Day Hikes: Grand Junction and Fruita, Bill Haggerty, recommends his favorite routes—from short day walks to backcountry treks through the Western Slope’s spectacular landscape, including hikes near Aspen, Vail, the Flat Tops Wilderness, Steamboat Springs, Crested Butte and Gunnison, Ouray, Telluride, Grand Junction, and more. The guide features hikes suited to every ability, GPS-compatible trail maps and route profiles, mile-by-mile directional cues, difficulty ratings, average hiking times, best hiking seasons, and more.
Bill Haggerty is a Colorado native, an avid outdoorsman and hiker, as well as the author of Best Easy Day Hikes: Grand Junction and Fruita (Falcon, April 2015).