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The best in tent camping, Colorado : a guide for campers who hate RV's, concrete slabs, and loud portable stereos
Molloy, Johnny, 1961-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Birmingham, AL : Menasha Ridge Press, [1999]

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xv, 174 pages : maps ; 23 cm
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GV191.42.C6 M65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The Best in Tent Camping: Colorado will give tent campers the Rocky Mountain high they've been seeking. This is the sixth guide in the popular Best in Tent Camping series and the third book in the series from veteran outdoor author Johnny Molloy. Molloy, also the author of The Best in Tent Camping: Smoky Mountains and The Best in Tent Camping: Florida, has expertly combed the majestic state of Colorado to bring campers the 50 finest tent campgrounds in the state.With so many tent sites to choose from in this outdoor wonderland, enthusiasts need guidance to make sure every camping trip counts. From the towering peaks of the Continental Divide and the Rocky. Mountains to the brilliant red rock terrain of the southwest, the canyon country of the northwest, and the lakes of the east, Molloy includes only the most pristine campgrounds in Colorado. Whether you're planning a weekend getaway to one of Colorado's many national parks and monuments or a month-long adventure in the high country, this book will point you to the perfect site every time.Molloy also gives campers the lowdown on the many outdoor activities in Colorado. Whether you're in the mood for mountain biking in the San Juans, whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River, fishing one of the state's many beautiful streams, sight-seeing at Mesa Verde National Park, or rock climbing at Colorado National Monument, each day will offer a new adventure.As with the other guides in this successful series, campers will benefit from Colorado's easy-to-use information, which includes a five-star rating system that measures the beauty, privacy, spaciousness, noise level, security, and cleanliness of each site.

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Library Journal Review

Following on the success of titles covering tent camping in the Smoky Mountains and in Florida, Molloys latest is a pure delight. Colorado offers desert, prairie, and mountain camping opportunities, and Molloy has apparently visited just about all of them in his effort to present the best sites. He uses a five-star rating system to describe the beauty, privacy, spaciousness, noise level, and security of each campground, and he includes a wealth of information on the nearby attractions campers will want to see. Going beyond camping, he offers information on activities available at each of the sites, including fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting. The dedicated camper will appreciate Molloys subtitlethis is not for those who believe roughing it means going without a TV. Clear driving directions, phone numbers, web addresses, fees, and restrictions add to the books overall value. Considering the importance of Colorado as a vacation destination, as well as the lack of materials on true outdoor camping, Molloys book belongs on the shelf of most public libraries.Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.