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

Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer

M2320920 Available: Out of stock
Rely on a DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer for the utmost in trip planning and backcountry access. Contains topographic maps with unbeatable detail, plus gazetteer information on great places to go and things to do. Each atlas is a quality paperback; size 11" x 15-1/2"
$19.95

Summit, Vail & Holy Cross Map

M2326179 Available: Out of stock
New 4th edition topographic trail map covers a popular area of the central Colorado Rockies, including: Holy Cross Wilderness, Eagles Nest Wilderness, White River National Forest, and more. Also Covers Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Vail, Beaver Creek, Silverthorne, Avon, Edwards, Minturn & Red Cliff. Mount of the Holy Cross and Quandary Peak 14'ers. The map features custom colored shaded relief & 100ft contours which create a beautiful and useful impression of the terrain. Extensive field research produced the most accurate map of the area, with more trails than other maps. Historical routes also shown. Trails are rated easy, moderate & difficult with symbols. Singletrack is shown. A 2km UTM grid makes GPS use easy. Campgrounds & trailheads shown. 71 text descriptions highlight the glories you will find out on the trails! Map Scale is 1:50,000 with 2 maps (one on each side) covering 9 USGS quads each. Map printed on waterproof & tear tough synthetic paper.
$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

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

Guide to National Parks of the USA

M1069345 Available: 1
Guide to National Parks of the United States [7th edition]

Packed with more color photographs (380) and detailed color maps (80) than any other parks guidebook on the market, this handy, practical guide, completely updated for the 2012 edition, offers comprehensive information on the crown jewels of the national park system--the 58 scenic national parks that conserve and protect the flora and fauna in some of our nation's last wilderness areas.

This guide helps travelers design custom trips depending on the time and interests they have. The parks are grouped region by region so that vacationers can plan trips to one or more central location. Each chapter is introduced by a map and a geographical profile, followed by the parks in alphabetical order. Individual parks start with a portrait of the natural wonders available, their history, and the ecological setting and stresses they face.

A practical "How to Get There" follows with suggestions on when best to visit and a "How to Visit" section with advice on which activities to engage in, how much time to provide for each, and how to savor the beauty of the place. After the descriptions, each park has an "Information & Activities" page with detailed visitor information, including the location of the visitor centers, the fees, pet guidance, special advisories, camping, and lodging details. Suggested brief, nearby excursions are provided to encourage the traveler to explore beyond the park boundaries.

This update includes the lastest information on the 2009 tsunami that devistated America Samoa National Park, information on road changes that resulted from the recent flooding in Olympic National Park, and changes in Arches National Park, including the collapse of Wall Arch in late 2008. The new edition also has 200 new photos by noted nature photographer Phil Schermeister. These pictures, many of which have never been published before, reflect the beauty and grandeur of our national treasures, while the accompanying text, written by experienced National Geographic writers who have traveled the parks, is full of personal, useful, and practical information.
$26.00