Telluride Trails: Hiking Passes, Loops, and Summits of Southwest Colorado (Pruett) (Paperback)
This is a handy pocket guide for the day hiker with easy-to-follow directions to the high country and peaks surrounding Telluride and beyond. Helpful maps are included at the beginning of each chapter. Many of the seventy-five hikes are illustrated with photos along with listings of elevation, distance, time, and ease of trails to help travelers through their journey.
"San Juan" Don, as many call him, has been whole-hog about hiking and biking the Telluride area for over fifteen years. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, and deejayed at a local community radio station in Colorado. Don has lived in Aspen, and San Jose, California, with short stints in Utah, Texas, and Alaska. Originally from Ohio, Don lived in Colorado for years, and now makes his home in Portland, Oregon.