Books, Maps & Magazines

Flyfisher's Guide to Colorado's Lost Lakes & Secret Places

M1052001 Available: Out of stock
Colorado's high elevation offers spectacular, often tremendous fishing that is more often relayed via rumor than reliable report. But in the Flyfisher's Guide to Colorado's Lost Lakes and Secret Places, veteran angler Mike Kephart gives you the scoop on which Colorado mountain and wilderness lakes and creeks fish well, how to get there, the difficulty of access, and what you can expect to catch. These largely untapped fisheries can be off the table to anglers who can't invest the time and effort required to access them only to find poor fishing. Kephart has done the leg-work and the cast-work - to determine which lakes hold the big ones, the high populations, the hatches, and the rare species like greenback cutthroat and golden trout. The fish in these hard-to-access places can be eager to eat, so getting to the right ones is worth the effort. Beyond the lakes, Kephart covers some remote canyons and gorges, and side canyons within gorges where he's found excellent fishing. The author has done the research, sometimes fishing the lakes several times before discovering the bounty. He also covers forest fires, oil development and grazing as those topics apply to fly fishing in the area. Mike Kephart has paid his dues and yours -- take advantage of this great opportunity with this new guide from Wilderness Adventures Press.
$29.95

Wild in the City: Fauna & Flora of Colorado Urban Spaces

M1070046 Available: Out of stock
Join artists, Dorothy DePaulo and Heidi Snyder on an inspirational journey of discovery as they explore the plants and animals in the parks and open spaces in the Front Range of Colorado. Both are nationally and internationally recognized artists and have spent countless hours of field observation and taken thousands of reference photos (some featured in the book) in urban green areas. Based on these references they have created detailed and scientifically correct drawings presented in an artistic manner. These gorgeous colored pencil drawings are unique in that the fauna and flora are shown in relationship to each other. The subjects of these drawings have been extensively researched and are accompanied by interesting facts. The purpose of the book is to raise public awareness on how nature interacts with an ever-changing environment and is intended to further reveal the range of plants and animals living in urban spaces. Due to its multi-media/multi-discipline approach, the book will span all age groups and appeal to many interest groups.
$26.95

Arches/Canyonlands Map

M2320160 Available: Out of stock
With over 2,000 natural stone arches and hundreds of other extraordinary geological formations, Arches National Park is a red rock wonderland. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of the park combines unmatched detail with helpful information to offer an invaluable tool for making the most of your visit to this iconic region. Created in partnership with local land management agencies, this expertly researched map features key areas of interest including Devils Garden, the Windows Section, Sand Flats Recreation Area, the Sovereign area, and Wolfe Ranch. The print version of the map includes fascinating information about the park's geology, archeology, history, and culture, as well as contact information and regulations. The trails are clearly marked and mileage between intersections is provided. River mileage on the Colorado River is noted as well, for those exploring by boat. Trail and road summaries provide the location, starting point, duration, and difficulty for a variety of suggested routes. Mountain bike trails are color-coded based on degree of difficulty, and motorcycle and ATV trail use is clearly noted. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits. Some of the many recreation features include interpretive trails, campgrounds, river access, picnic areas, and points of interest. Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation. Other features found on this map include: Arches National Park, Salt Valley.
$11.95

Sangre de Cristo Mtns/Sand Dunes Map

M2320396 Available: Out of stock
Explore the majesty of the southern Rockies and the wonder of the Great Sand Dunes with National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Created in partnership with local land management agencies, this expertly researched map delivers unmatched detail and helpful information for experienced outdoor enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. Some of the key areas of interest included are: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve; Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area; DeWeese Reservoir; Blanca Wetlands; San Luis State Park; and portions of Rio Grande and San Isabel national forests. This map can guide you off the beaten path and back again with miles of mapped trails and clearly marked trailheads. Cyclists will appreciate the detail paid to the many hard surface and mountain bike trails in the region. Road types are differentiated as well, so you know if the route you choose is a paved, dirt, four-wheel-drive, or high-clearance road. Some of the many recreation features noted include campgrounds, cross country ski areas, snowmobile trails, fishing areas, boat launches, rafting put-ins, and scenic viewpoints. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and major lakes. Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation. Other features found on this map include: Blanca Peak, Challenger Point, Crestone Needle, Crestone Peak, Electric Peak, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Preserve, Humboldt Peak, Kit Carson Mountain, Little Bear Peak, Mount Lindsey, Promontory Divide, Rio Grande National Forest, San Isabel National Forest, Sangre de Cristo Wilderness.
$11.95

Western United States

M2326393 Available: Out of stock
Rand McNally's folded regional map of the Western United States is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around this part of the country, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Their trusted cartography shows all Interstate and state highways, along with clearly indicated points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and more.
$5.99

Colorado Easy To Fold (Easyfinder)

M2326664 Available: Out of stock
The durable and convenient Colorado EasyToFold state map will take all the wear and tear your journey can dish out. The heavy-duty laminated design allows you to mark your route, make notes, then wipe the surface clean for further use. This is a must-have for navigation whether you're a state resident or just passing through.
$7.95

Benchmark Colorado Atlas 5th Ed.

M2326751 Available: Out of stock
Colorado's mountains are the source of everything that makes Colorado unique. No other publication can display this entrancing scenery and its recreation potential with more precision than Benchmark's Colorado Road and Recreation Atlas. The Recreation Guide has complete categorized listings and the recreation maps show complete public land ownership. Map Scale = 1:200,000 & 1:500,000 Sheet Size = 11" x 16"
$22.95

Boulder Impressions

M2326912 Available: Out of stock
Book: Boulder Impressions
Photography and text by Mike Barton
foreword by Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Shorter
From the Flatirons to the Pearl Street Mall and everything in between.
This
book is a photographic tour of Boulder.  Mike Barton has captured this city at many of it's signature moments including Kinetics and the Bolder Boulder 10K.  Historic buildings, scenery during all seasons and all the landmarks you associate with Boulder, Colorado.
$19.95

Adventure Road Atlas

M2327036 Available: Out of stock
Get there with National Geographic's Road Atlas, Adventure Edition. Updated road maps of all 50 US states, Canada, and Mexico make it easier to find your way.

Specifications & Features:
Special section features 100 top outdoor destinations, plus profiles of 24 of America's favorite National Parks. Shows thoroughfares, secondary roads, scenic routes, mileage markers, recreation areas, and more. Detailed downtown city maps and metropolitan area inserts. Spiral bound, 144 pages. Durable plastic outer shell protects the atlas from the rigors of car travel. Measures 11 x 15 in.
$20.00

Colorado Adventure Guide

M71641 Available: Out of stock
The only Colorado guidebook you need for year-round, self-propelled adventure! Whether you are visiting Colorado for the first time or are a seasoned outdoor veteran, the Colorado Adventure Guide has something for you. This guidebook has been carefully tailored to provide an excellent balance of easy, moderate, and difficult adventures for: hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, trail running, cross country ski touring, backpacking. The Northern Edition of the Colorado Adventure Guide covers the following areas: Golden and Denver, Boulder Foothills, Northern Front Range (Indian Peaks Wilderness, Nederland, Brainard Lake, and James Peak Wilderness), Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Evans Wilderness, Summit County (Breckenridge, Frisco, Lake Dillon, and Keystone), Vail and Copper Mountain, Steamboat Springs and the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Winter Park and Fraser. Features: Extensive Introduction with information related to navigation, equipment, safety, outdoor ethics, and photography basics; Easy-to-use icons and summary boxes to simplify activity selection; Over 400 full color pages with numerous inspirational, full color photographs; Over 75 area maps and hundreds of accurate, tested route descriptions.
$29.95

A Fly Fishing Guide to Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness Area

M1048799 Available: 2
Over 100 fishing destinations in Indian Peaks Wilderness Area (IPWA)have been detailed with topographic maps, trail profiles, fishing tips, destination notes and photographs. The 160-page book contains over 100 vivid full-color photographs of the fly fishing destinations in the IPWA. The book contains 14 pages of charts and tables containing detailed river and lake data, hatch charts and hiking trail information. The book also contains over 50 local expert and guide favorite fly patterns not found in other books. It is packed with information about every water in IPWA containing fish. It is the most complete and thorough book ever written about fishing one of America's most popular Wilderness Areas.
$26.95

The Orvis Beginner's Guide to Carp Flies

M1052002 Available: 1
Carp are one of the most widely distributed and abundant fish in North America. Their prodigious size and habit of finning in shallow water make them appear to be easy fly-fishing targets. In reality, most anglers quickly discover that they are extremely difficult to hook on a fly. It takes years to discover how to catch them consistently. The reason? Carp can be very selective about what flies they will take.

This book will help to short-circuit that learning curve. Carp's selectivity can be boiled down to diet. Understanding what they are eating allows the angler to choose and tie a fly that will produce. The Orvis Beginner's Guide to Carp Flies walks the flyfisherman through the steps of identifying the most likely food source, illustrating the best patterns that imitate that food, and discussing how to effectively present those flies. With detailed information on tying all of the important carp flies, this book eliminates months of trial and error in your fly selection.
$12.95