By Nicholas Trotter

ISBN-10: 0471748552

ISBN-13: 9780471748557

ISBN-10: 076457647X

ISBN-13: 9780764576478

Are looking to roam wonderful nationwide Parks or luxuriate at a complicated inn? experience the rails or experience the variety? discover old fashioned small cities or booming mammoth towns? Ski the slopes or browse within the retailers? even if you will want urbane luxurious, back-country experience, or whatever in-between, you’ll locate it among the pages of this pleasant advisor that offers you the news on: mountaineering, whitewater rafting, trout fishing, mountain cycling, snowboarding, and golf The average Wonders and wide variety of environments The breweries and their signature brews neighborhood food reminiscent of buffalo, rattlesnake, and Rocky Mountain oysters three nice itinerary recommendations like any For Dummies go back and forth advisor, Colorado & the Rockies For Dummies comprises: Down-to-earth trip-planning suggestion What you shouldn’t miss—and what you could bypass the easiest resorts and eating places for each price range convenient Post-it Flags to mark your favourite pages

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But spring has some serious downsides: ߜ Before all its flowers can bloom, the Front Range is often battered by thunderstorms caused by cold air sliding down from the mountains meeting sun-warmed, damp air surging northward from the Gulf of Mexico. On average, Denver receives over two inches of precipitation during May, its wettest month. ߜ If you make a date with spring in the Rockies, you’ll probably get stood up. The sun does shine sometimes, yet much of the high country remains snow-covered, and areas where the snow has melted can stay muddy into June.

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. Other areas have ancient history. D. 1300. For more on this historic region, see Chapter 24. The San Juan Mountains and the San Luis Valley The highest peaks in the state tower above river valleys in this area just east of the continental divide.

Qxd 6/24/05 10:35 PM Page 19 Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Colorado 19 chile verde and served with flour tortillas on the side. To eat it like the locals do, tear off pieces of the tortilla and pinch them around the eggs and chile with your fingers. Among the many restaurants that exemplify this new Colorado cuisine are The Fort and the Buckhorn Exchange, both in the Denver area; the Craftwood Inn and the restaurants of the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs; E. ’s Country Inn in Grand Lake; and the restaurants at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen.

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