Planning your Colorado Summer Vacation

It’s getting to be that time when people are planning their summer vacations. CoSPL has in our collection the official state vacation guides from the Colorado tourism office; these are also online at We also have a number of guidebooks on Colorado’s scenic/historic byways.

Planning a hiking or camping trip? Or just need some directions on how to get where you’re going? Check out CoSPL’s many maps including State Parks trails maps; fishing maps; and highway maps highlighting sights of interest.

Also, for some fun summer reading on the plane or in the car, CoSPL also has some great historical books on Colorado travels and destinations, including Colorado: A Summer Trip, by Bayard Taylor, who visited Colorado in the mid-nineteenth century. Other Colorado traveling books include