Best Easy Day Hikes Colorado Springs includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty-five easy-to-follow hikes on the high plains as well as in the mountains near town. From renowned Garden of the Gods to secluded Mueller State Park, these hikes, most less than 5 miles long, will fuel your Rocky Mountain hiking fever.
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré has written more than a score of guidebooks to destinations in California and Colorado, including Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park, Exploring California’s Missions and Presidios, Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Best Rail Trails California, and Best Easy Day Hikes guides to the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Sacramento, Boulder, Denver, and Aspen.
She is also an editor, teacher, and soccer mom—but somehow still finds time to hike, cycle, swim, and garden. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a small menagerie of pets in California’s Wine Country.
Her guidebooks are available online through FalconGuides/Globe Pequot Press, at various outdoor shops, and through local and national booksellers.
Stewart M. Green lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he works as a freelance writer, editor, and photographer for FalconGuides/Globe Pequot Press and other publications. He’s written more than thirty-five travel and climbing books for Globe Pequot, including Best Hikes Near Colorado Springs, Rock Climbing Colorado, Rock Climbing Europe, Rock Climbing Utah, Scenic Routes & Byways Colorado, Best Easy Day Hikes Moab, and Rock Climbing New England. Stewart, a Colorado native, has hiked almost every trail around Colorado Springs and in the Pikes Peak region. He’s also a professional rock climbing guide with Front Range Climbing Company. Visit him at http://green1109.wixsite.com/stewartmgreenphoto.