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Get your Colorado family outside with a new guide

Shannon Young
The guide "Colorado Family Outdoor Adventure" offers advice to parents, grandparents, children and teenagers so they can enjoy activities throughout the state.

Author Heather Mundt has written a new guide to encourage people of all ages to get outdoors. She spoke with KGNU's Shannon Young about "Colorado Family Outdoor Adventure: An All-Ages Guide to Hiking, Camping and Getting Outside."

The book explores all areas of the state and grades activities in terms of difficulty and age-appropriateness, so readers will know which activities are suitable for young kids, teens and older relatives.

Mundt’s list of 10 Colorado Kids’ Rites of Passage are:

  • Children’s Museum
  • Mesa Verde
  • Four Corners
  • State Capitol
  • Water World
  • Red Rocks
  • Denver Mint
  • Air Force Academy
  • Casa Bonita
  • Coors Field

This story from KGNU was shared with Aspen Public Radio via Rocky Mountain Community Radio, a network of public media stations in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico, including Aspen Public Radio.

Shannon Young is the News Director at KGNU in Boulder/Denver. She has worked in Mexico as a foreign correspondent and regularly contributed to PRX’s “The World”, Public Radio International, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), The Guardian, Vice News, Truthout, and the Texas Observer.