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World-class breweries, rugged mountain peaks, and funky college town vibes: dive into the diversity of the Front Range with Moon Denver, Boulder & Colorado Springs. Inside you'll find:
Flexible itineraries, like a week exploring Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs and day trips to nearby ski resorts and Rocky Mountain National Park
The top outdoor adventures: Go rafting on the Cache La Poudre river, rock-climb in the Flatirons, or hike slickrock trails to stunning mountain vistas. Ski the fresh powder at Loveland or Winter Park and relax with an après-ski drink
Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Check out a new exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, catch a performance under the open sky at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, or explore the Wild West at the Museum of the American Cowboy
The best local flavors: Indulge in the offerings of a farm-to-table restaurant, try gourmet treats at a buzzing public market, or chat with locals over a delicious microbrew
Honest advice from Denver local and lifelong adventurer Mindy Sink on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay
Helpful resources on Covid-19 and traveling throughout Colorado
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Focused coverage of Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Golden, and the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park
Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, and history
Find your adventure with Moon Denver, Boulder & Colorado Springs.
Exploring beyond the Mile-High City? Try Moon Colorado. Sticking to the park? Pick up Moon Rocky Mountain National Park.
About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you.
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About the Author
Mindy Sink has roots on Colorado's Front Range. She grew up in Boulder and moved to Denver right after high school. Growing up in the area herself, she has watched Denver grow into a full-fledged, world-class city. As a journalist, Mindy wrote about Denver and the greater Rocky Mountain region for The New York Times for more than 10 years, and her work has appeared in Sunset Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, and other well-known publications. She is the author of Walking Denver and a co-author of Colorado Organic: Cooking Seasonally, Eating Locally.
Mindy explores Denver with her husband Mike and their daughter Sophie as much as possible. Whether riding bikes, visiting museums, hiking, or dining out, she is always thinking of the story she will tell about her experiences.
"Moon handbooks are always a pleasure to read. The writing is crisp, the research impressive, and the recommendations practical and down to earth."—Chicago Tribune
“The books are more easily readable than other guides. The main attractions are also marked with a special icon and sidebars and boxes highlight special information, making the Moon handbooks one of the most user-friendly guides in terms of visual appeal and organization…the quality is uniformly excellent."—Transitions Abroad
"Far from narrow minded, each Moon travel guide gives itinerary options for a variety of travelers’ budgets—from frugal to lavish. They make books catering to those who love the outdoors, those who have limited time, those staying exclusively in cities and those who’ve fully committed to living abroad. In all, they have hundreds of titles, ranging Bermuda to Budapest, that’ll teach you to embrace a new culture."—Gear Patrol, "The Best Travel Guidebooks for Every Journey"
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