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Moon Colorado

Eighth Edition, May 2012
Pages: 448

Price: $19.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612381213

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612381220

Steve Knopper shares his insider knowledge of Colorado, covering sights and activities ranging from skiing at one of the state’s twenty-five resorts to catching a show at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, widely considered the best outdoor concert arena in the United States. Knopper also offers unique trip strategies for a variety of travelers, including History Buff’s Two-Week Tour and 5 Days in the Rockies. Including information on ice-fishing on Grand Lake, grabbing a buffalo burger and a beer at My Brother’s Bar in Denver, and mountain biking the ski trails in Steamboat Springs, Moon Colorado gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Colorado

Enjoy the very best of Colorado with these itineraries:
    • The Best of Colorado
    • Best of Colorado- In the Summer
    • Extreme Adventure: Skiing and Beyond
    • Planning a Ski Trip
    • The Old West in Two Weeks
    • Six Great Spots for Native American Heritage
    • From Red Rocks to Bluegrass: Live Music in Colorado
    • The Rocky Mountains sans Skiing
Explore what Colorado has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

    • Denver
    • The College Towns: Boulder and Fort Collins including Boulder and Vicinity, Rocky Mountains National Park, North of Winter Park, and Fort Collins
    • Aspen and the Ski Towns including Aspen and Vicinity, Vail and Vicinity, Breckenridge, Keystone, Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco, Winter Park and Vicinity, and Steamboat Springs
    • Grand Junction and Northwest Colorado including Grand Junction and Vicinity, Grand Mesa and Vicinity, Glenwood Springs, and The Northwest Corner
    • Telluride and the Southern Mountains including Crested Butte and Vicinity, South of Gunnison, Telluride and Vicinity, Montrose, Durango, Cortez and the Four Corners, Pagosa Springs and Vicinity
    • Colorado Springs and the Great Sand Dunes including Colorado Springs and Vicinity, Pueblo and Vicinity, Salida, Buena Vista, Alamosa and the Great Sand Dunes, Trinidad, and Walsenburg
    • The Eastern Plains including Greeley, Fort Morgan, Sterling, Burlington, and Along the Santa Fe Trail

Steve Knopper is a Denver-based travel writer, Rolling Stone contributing editor, and author of Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age. A native of Michigan, Steve grew up taking twice-a-year vacations in the Rocky Mountains with his parents. Falling in love with the area, they moved to Boulder in 1983, and set to building a house in the foothills. Steve graduated from Boulder High School and the University of Michigan.

Steve began his writing career on staff at the Richmond, Virginia News Leader, the Boulder, Colorado Daily Camera, and the Gary, Indiana Post-Tribune before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 1996.

In addition to covering the music business, his specialty, Steve has written for publications as diverse as Sunset, National Geographic Traveler, Wired, GQ, and the New York Post, among others.

Steve lives in the Highlands area of northwest Denver, around the corner from excellent restaurants like Julia Blackbird’s and Mead Street Station, with his wife, Melissa, and daughter, Rose.