Columbine Ink is a Denver-based regional publisher with a focus on Colorado guidebooks. We offer guides to Colorado waterfalls. ghost towns and mining camps, and Western pioneer stories. Our affordable books will help you enjoy and explore Colorado's magnificent scenery and captivating history. Our newest guidebook is devoted to brewpubs, and highlights the vibrant craft-beer brewing industry in present-day Colorado.
We feature the Ghosts of Colorado series by John K. Aldrich, 14 classic guidebooks to Colorado ghost towns and historic mining camps. The books offer the colorful and engaging history of the Centennial State's boom-and-bust mining towns, and follow in the footsteps of the determined men and women who lived the gold and sliver rushes.
We are proud to offer our continuing series on Colorado Waterfalls by Marc and Nancy Conly. Our products include the stunning 84-page guidebook Waterfalls of the Colorado River Basin and 60-page Waterfalls of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Conlys provide detailed location information, including GPS coordinates and trail descriptions, for these Colorado gems. Numerous full-color photographs delight the eye.
Columbine Ink's volume, A Fair Distance: The Western Memoir of of Lois Boblett, 1851-1922, is a first-person memoir of one woman's incredible life, from homesteading the Great Plains to gold prospecting in the Rockies, ranching in Arizona and settling in Washington State. The American westward migration was a sequence of dreams, discovery, perseverance, skill, and luck – good and bad. Western historian L. Darlene Spargo documents Lois Boblett's life, including her last great adventure to the Klondike. The book is the first offering in our Pioneer Series.
Our newest release is Tapping Colorado Craft Beer: A Guide to Centennial State Brewpubs by Kathy and Lee Hayward.
This 2011 release is a must-read for beer lovers! The guidebook provides details on the 80 brewpubs in Colorado, including lists of distinctive beers brewed, descriptions of each brewpub, its hours, address and contact information. Listings are arranged in six geographic areas of the state. You can explore and plan your travels across Colorado-- all with a focus of finding a great beer at the end of your journey.
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