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Backroads & Byways of Colorado: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Backroads & Byways) Paperback – April 17, 2008


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Product Details

  • Series: Backroads & Byways
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Countryman Press (April 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881507873
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881507874
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 0.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,460,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Daters is an official travel writer for the state of Colorado. In his spare time he enjoys hiking in the Rockies.

Drea Knufken lives in Boulder, CO, where she enjoys exploring the great outdoors and the state’s ever-growing list of restaurants and live music venues.

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Some more detailed maps would be a start.
Some Guy
Backroads and Byways of Colorado is full of useful information which makes travel a breeze, as well as interesting facts and stories which add to the experience.
inwordjourneys
This is a great book if you are coming to visit Colorado or live here and just want a weekend adventure!
R. L. Weiss

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Some Guy on April 11, 2009
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The authors did a good job of describing many things to see in Colorado, but the book reads like a travel journal or blog. This makes it easy to write, but hard to extract overview information without plowing into the narration. Some more detailed maps would be a start. There is only one map in the entire book. It is a small map contained on one single page of the entire state of Colorado. It is hard to even tell what drives are where when you see it so zoomed out. Each drive should have a double-page overview map with some sort of cross referencing to the narration. The better travel books I have do this. I would skip this book and check back to see if they have the formating fixed on the second edition.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Firebird on June 18, 2008
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This book is the perfect companion to your map for your trip. Just look up the area you are heading through or into and you will find concise info summing it up along with contact info and lodging. I love how the book follows the mile markers along many of the roads and you just follow along when you're driving the road. Makes planning and setting expectations for what you'll do a snap. Best $10 I spent for this trip. Highly recommend.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer8 on August 20, 2011
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This book is an interesting read and the details and trips really quite good.
However, I must agree with another reviewer that each trip needs a MAP. Mile markers help but not at my desk.
Without a map, pre-planning is very difficult, even using online maps.
There is a 1 page state overview map in the beginning showing where each trip is geographically. Its a start but not enough.
Great driving books have a map for each trip, which is what this book needs.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By inwordjourneys on September 21, 2009
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Backroads and Byways of Colorado is full of useful information which makes travel a breeze, as well as interesting facts and stories which add to the experience. The book includes mile-marker directions which are easy to follow, sites which are well-worth a visit, and well-chosen places to stay and eat. The writing is crisp, clear and easy to follow, and the authors have obviously been to the places they describe. I look forward to using the book on more trips around the state.
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