Colorado - Vail, Aspen & Central Colorado (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Vail, Aspen & Central Colorado chapter from Lonely Planet’s Colorado guidebook.

Central Colorado is where you can find the most trillion-dollar sights, run the gnarliest rivers, charge the sickest runs and choose one hike that is sure to save your citified soul.

  • experience the backcountry: climb a 14er, such as Quandary Peak, day hike the Colorado Trail or ski hut-to-hut around Shrine Pass
  • maps
  • explore historic Breckenridge and ski from Peak 8 all the way down into town
  • transportation
  • hike to the Maroon Bells, soak in hot springs and fall in love with glamorous Aspen
  • restaurants & accommodations

Coverage includes:Idaho Springs, Mt Evans, St Mary’s Glacier & James Peak, Georgetown, Winter Park, Loveland Pass, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone Resort, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Vail, Minturn, Beaver Creek, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, Aspen, Salida, Buena Vista, Twin Lakes and Leadville.

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