The Mountain Bikers Guide to Colorado
If you’re like me and enjoy riding new trails in new places, it is necessary to do a good amount of research before setting out on the open road in search of singletrack. If you live in Colorado or love riding in Colorado, then you are aware of the vast trail options. From the great trail networks along the Front Range; through the mountains; to the high desert of Fruita and Grand Junction, the choices seem almost endless.
The new Mountain Bikers Guide to Colorado, written by mountain biker Dan Hickstein, provides a wealth of information for riders looking to break out of their daily trails and explore the beautiful Centennial State. Brimming with trail knowledge, this book offers extensive descriptions, maps, and photos of more than 150 trail systems and popular rides.
Each trail write-up provides useful information such as distance, estimated time, estimated difficulty, climbing/descending, best season to ride and a full ride description with map. Dissecting each trail gives riders a good idea of whether or not the trail will fit the bill for a particular day. Colorful photos provide readers with a visual idea of the terrain of the specific area and a five-star rating system gives the author’s take on each trail. Organized by cities, the book is easily navigated to find rides in a specific vicinity, providing well-thought-out information in an easy-to-use format.
Overall, The Mountain Bikers Guide to Colorado is a great resource for beginning mountain bikers and seasoned veterans alike. Every time I sit down with the book, the stoke meter is revved to the max as I dream of setting out on an epic tour of all the singletrack Colorado has to offer.