Colorado Scenic Byways Road Atlas & Travel Guide

 
9781883498689: Colorado Scenic Byways Road Atlas & Travel Guide
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This book is a guide to the open road, to the opportunities that beckon just around the bend, over the next hill, beyond the far horizon. But not just any open road: this Road Atlas & Travel Guide details the sights and stories of Colorado's 25 scenic and historic Byways, reveals the heart and soul of each route in spectacular photography and insightful essays. These diverse byways shows off the state's extraordinary variety in landscapes and history, from ruler-straight roads traversing the wide-open expanses of the far eastern plains where bison once flowed in herds like dark rivers, to winding routes through rumpled foothills dissected by river canyons and dotted with aspen groves and historic lodges; from bumpy jeep tracks to ascending nose-bleed heights over alpine ridges splashed with summer wildflowers and acid-bright mine tailings; from the surprise of two lanes traversing mountain parks to gravel roads winding between massive walls of red sandstone that hide centuries-old cliff dwellings in the canyon country of the far western edge of the state. This rich network of scenic and Historic Byways shows off Colorado's captivating spaces and lives, both wild and human. Colorado Scenic Byways Road Atlas & Travel Guide is for travelers who prefer winding roads to straight, choose to explore a new route rather than get there fast, are curious enough to stop and read a roadside sign, and marvel at a waterfall, wildflowers or a flock of sandhill cranes high overhead. It is for those who think they know Colorado, as well as those who are new to the state's enchantments. Open these pages, pick a byway at random, and set off on a journey.

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Jim Steinberg is the author of the regional best seller, Colorado Less Traveled. He has been a professional photographer and resident of Steamboat Springs for over thirty years. His passion for nature's beauty has led him to remote corners of Colorado and around the world. Steinberg's work has appeared in numerous magazines, including National Geographic, Life, Backpacker, Earth, Nature Conservancy, Scientific American, Nature's Best, Discover, National Parks, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and Sierra Club. He is represented by the photo stock agencies Photo Researchers and Animals, Animals Earth Scenes. His work can be seen at jimsteinbergphotography and coloradoscenicbyways.com, and AGPix.com and his gallery in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Susan J. Tweit is a plant ecologist who turned to writing when she fell in love with the stories behind the data. Her writing on the relationships that make up the; Community of the land; has won regional and national awards. She is the author of ten books including, Seasons in the Desert, nominated for Western States Book Award and the San Luis Valley: Sand Dunes and Sandhill Cranes, as well as hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles from Audubon and Wilderness to youngARTS, the Los Angeles Times, and Popular Mechanics. She and Jim Steinberg collaborated previously on Colorado Less Traveled, a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards. She lives with her husband, the sculptor, Richard Cabe, in a reclaimed patch of urban wilderness in Salida, Colorado.

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I continue to travel this great state of ours, and every outing brings a new discovery from our rural farms and ranches, our rugged Rocky Mountains, and our pristine rivers and lakes. Reading Colorado Scenic Byways will inspire all of us to take to the road to enjoy these special places that truly set Colorado apart. - Bill Ritter Jr., Governor, Colorado --Book Cover

These are spectacular publications and a real tribute to the beauty and majesty of the Colorado landscapes and our National Forest System lands within the state. - Floyd A. Thompson III, USDA, Forest Service, National Program Leader, Sustainable Tourism & Scenic Byways --Book Cover

Anyone who has traveled, or is planning to travel in Colorado, with find Colorado Scenic Byways and its companion Road Atlas & Travel Guide to be invaluable for planning and fine compliments to the memories gathered along the way. Jim Steinberg's award winning photography and Susan Tweit's colorful writing bring to life the diversity and majesty of this incredible beautiful state -Bob Tope, Managing Editor, Nature's Best Photography magazine. --Book Cover

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