By Bill Haggerty

Falcon Guides is proud to announce the release of Hiking Colorado’s Western Slope (978-1-4930-2436-0, June 2017, paperback) by Bill Haggerty

The Public Lands loving public is invited to attend a “book dispatch gathering” for the release of “Hiking Colorado’s Western Slope,” at Grand Valley Books 350 Main St., Grand Junction, on Saturday May 20 from 1 to 3 pm in conjunction with Colorado Public Lands Day. Governor Hickenlooper will speak at 4th and Main at noon that day to celebrate this inaugural Public Lands Day during the Grand Junction Off-Road + Four Peaks Downtown Music Festival.

Come meet author Bill Haggerty and pick up an autographed copy of this informative guide to Colorado’s Western Slope. More than 160 full-color photos of stunning geological features and awe-inspiring scenery create a unique hiking book unlike any other.

Hiking Colorado’s Western Slope provides firsthand descriptions and detailed maps for more than 50 of the state’s finest trails west of the Great Divide – all on public land! Veteran hiker and author of Best Easy Day Hikes: Grand Junction and Fruita, Bill Haggerty recommends his favorite routes—from short day walks to backcountry treks through the Western Slope’s spectacular landscape, including hikes near Aspen, Vail, the Flat Tops Wilderness, Steamboat Springs, Crested Butte and Gunnison, Ouray, Durango, Grand Junction, and more. The guide features hikes suited to every ability, GPS-compatible trail maps and route profiles, mile-by-mile directional cues, difficulty ratings, average hiking times, best hiking seasons, even canine compatibility.

Bill Haggerty is a Colorado native, an avid outdoorsman and hiker, and author of Best Easy Day Hikes: Grand Junction and Fruita (Falcon, April 2015). The former Colorado Division of Wildlife Information officer wrote a hiking column in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel for more than a decade, and penned the popular and sold-out “Haggerty’s Hikes In A Bottle,” a collection of 52 hiking columns featured in the Daily Sentinel. Proceeds from that “book” were donated to the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. Haggerty, a long time supporter and Conservation Colorado GEM donor, continues to hike and write his way across the west.

FALCON® is the premier publisher of outdoor recreation and adventure titles, covering everything we love to do in the outdoors and everything we need to know to do it better. Written by top outdoors experts, with an eye on protecting Mother Nature by emphasizing Leave No Trace principles, FALCON books provide comprehensive information to outdoor enthusiasts of today and tomorrow. Falcon is an imprint of Globe Pequot.

Hiking Colorado’s Western Slope
978-1-4930-2436-0• Paperback • June 2017 • 22.95 • Pages: 346 • Size: 6 x 9 • 166 Color Photos

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