Author: Charles A. Wells
Brand: Funtreks Inc.
Number Of Pages: 236
Release Date: 22-04-2019
Details: Product Description This is it - Colorado's top-selling 4x4 guidebook, the one everyone tells you to get if you are going off-roading in Colorado. Completely redone, this fourth edition is more fun than ever. All trails have been freshly driven and updated. Inside you will find 100 of the best trails in Colorado. All are west of I-25 and south of I-70. Many are convenient to Denver and the Front Range. (For trails north of I-70 see FunTreks Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, 4th Edition.) Whether you are a newcomer to 4-wheeling or an experienced veteran, we guarantee you will have fun. The book features 26 easy family fun runs, 32 moderate sport utility adventures and 42 difficult hard-core challenges. Ninety-two trails are open to unlicensed ATVs, side-by-sides, and dirt bikes. The book features 8 new trails not in the previous edition. Six are on the Western Slope in the Grand Junction area. Each trail features a turn-by-turn mileage log with GPS waypoints referenced to a custom map. The trail description includes an overview, a detailed rating, time and distance driven, highest elevation, contact phone numbers to call for trail conditions, best times to go and directions to the start. Also included are reverse mileages and historical highlights. In total, the book includes 109 maps and over 520 photos. A new easy-open spiral binding features a wrap-around closure flap that doubles as a placeholder. Interior pages have been beefed up for extra durability. Visit FunTreks website for free GPS data for individual trails. We also sell SD cards for each of our books for use in Garmin NUVI and Garmin handheld devices. See our new IOS (Apple) app and use it along with the book for your own adventures! About the Author Charles (Chuck) Wells bought his first 4-wheel-drive SUV in 1993, and he had no idea how it would change his life. Like most SUV owners in Colorado, he bought the vehicle primarily for winter driving. But one summer day, he saw an intriguing dirt road that headed into the mountains. Off he went on his first real trip beyond the pavement. It was so much fun, he searched for other roads to duplicate the experience. Many more trips followed. As his confidence grew, he ventured farther and farther into the backcountry. He realized he needed some guidance, so he bought every guidebook and map he could find. Unfortunately, most of the information was vague, incomplete or inaccurate. He continued to get lost, run into places too difficult for his vehicle and waste time on boring roads. This frustration led him to write his first book, Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, in 1998. Sales took off, immediately. Within a year, he quit his job and started FunTreks Publishing. Many years later, Wells has published eleven books (two were replaced by new editions). His books include easy and moderate routes for stock SUVs, difficult trails for serious 4-wheelers and trails for unlicensed vehicles (ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes). Today his books are standard equipment for thousands of motorized adventurers. He strongly promotes responsible use of public lands.Charles continues to scout most of the trails and spends a great deal of time traveling in his motorhome. His books presently cover Colorado, Utah, Arizona and California. More states are planned. Wells graduated from Ohio State University in 1969 with a degree in graphic design. After practicing design in Ohio, he moved to Colorado Springs in 1980 and worked 18 years in the printing business. He and his wife, Beverly, have two adult children and 4 grandchildren. They now live in Monument, CO, close to their business. Matt (PT) Peterson got into 4-wheeling in 2000 after graduating from college. He built several off-road 4x4s starting with bolt parts, and later progressed to custom-built, off-road buggies. Wanting to share his new pastime, he and a few friends started their own 4-wheel-drive club in Michigan and the club is still going
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