The Geezers' Guide to Colorado Hikes

by Stuart A. Schneck and Ida I. Nakashima

Written by two self-proclaimed "geezers" who have shared 46 years of hiking together, The Geezers' Guide to Colorado Hikes is the first book aimed at hikers over the age of 60—as well as not-yet-acclimated visitors to Colorado—who want a glorious outdoor experience with minimal accompanying pain.

Fifty-six hikes are described that fit, in a graded fashion, the physical capabilities of most older hikers. While the majority of hikes listed are in the Denver/Boulder area and the nearby foothills, the authors have detailed several routes in Rocky Mountain National Park, Aspen, and Vail that will entice more ambitious readers up into the high Colorado Rockies.

The Geezers' Guide includes:
  • An overview of the physiology of altitude and aging
  • A summary of altitude-related medical problems
  • Notes on hike preparation and what to pack
  • 56 recommended hikes with:
    • Degree of difficulty ratings
    • Distances
    • Estimated round-trip time for the older hiker
    • Starting altitude and elevation gain figures
    • Driving directions
    • Trail descriptions
    • Maps



Stuart A. Schneck, M.D., a professor emeritus of neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, has long been interested in medical problems associated with aging. He has been hiking with his wife, Ida, for more than 46 years—in Colorado and around the world.

Ida I. Nakashima, M.D. is an associate professor emeritus of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has been hiking with her husband, Stuart, for more than 46 years—in Colorado and around the world.

Imprint: University Press of Colorado

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $20.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87081-655-0
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Pages: 200
  • Illustrations: 35 b&w
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: by Stuart A. Schneck and Ida I. Nakashima
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87081-655-0