The Peaks of Telluride is a 124 page, soft-cover book, sized 8 ½ by 13 ½.
This is what the mountains of Telluride look like, what they are named, and their histories.
The book has 30+ panoramic images, and multiple individual images, which include every one of the 100+mountains in the Telluride region, with the summits labeled with name and elevation. Then, in the text, the book tells the stories behind each of the mountain names. Histories range from the times of Native American and Spanish occupation, through the mining era, and into the modern times of skiing and mountaineering.
This is the ONLY book you will find that shows you what Telluride really looks like.
Here are some sample pages from the book.
Jeff and Don came to writing this book from two different perspectives. This book is a logical extension of the posters Jeff produces, with labeled images of Colorado as seen on this site. As Jeff says, “There are a million pretty pictures of Colorado… and I could not sell one of mine to save my life. But if I put the names of the mountains on one, people get interested. It is a thrill to catch people standing in front of one of my pictures in a public place, tracing out names and peaks.”
Don came to know the San Juans over a period of years and become interested in learning more about the history of the area. As hiker and lover of the mountains, he quickly came to know the names of local peaks, and then wanted to know the stories behind the names.
We have not offered any information beyond this narrow focus. There are lots of guidebooks, and now lots of web sites, for access to the mountains, and there are certainly lots of other books with pretty pictures. This book is the only one that allows the reader to learn the names, the elevations, and the backgrounds of the mountains they see.
The 8.5” x 11” book consists of 50 pages, with 10 two-page panoramas of the Sneffels Range, the Cimarrons, and Mountains around Ouray, with all peaks labeled, along with carefully researched descriptions of the histories of the peak names. Selected key mountains of the area are pictured individually. The photography is from all seasons. Local names and stories are featured.
Coloradothirteeners.com is very excited to announce the release of our new book covering the Peaks of the Uncompahgre. Just like our posters, you’ll find labeled peaks and elevations on full color panoramic photographs. For those more curious individuals, we’ve brought you the origins and stories behind how the peaks were named in the Sneffels Range, Cimarrons and those around Ouray, Coloado.
Take a peek inside.
This Second Edition of Peaks of the Uncompahgre is also a 124 page, soft-cover book, sized 8 ½ by 13 1/2 . It is designed to be a “shelf- mate” match to The Peaks of Telluride. Together they are a set.
In this book, we show you what the mountains around Ouray, Colorado look like, tell you what they are named, and then tell you the histories of their names.
This is a second edition of our first “Peaks of the Uncompahgre,” substantially improved. The first edition had 46 pages, this has 124. The first edition was 8 ½ by 11, with small images, this one is 8 ½ by 13 ½ with large images. The lesson from the first book was “Make the pictures bigger!” We have. And our research has been greatly augmented with additional years of study by Don Paulson.
Included in this book are multiple panoramas (27 inches wide), numerous additional images, all labeled with peak names and elevations. More that 150 mountains are shown and discussed.
The Peaks of Telluride, Leather edition, is a 124 page, hard cover book, sized 9” x 14”.
This is the hard cover edition of “The Peaks of Telluride.” Bound in rich, soft premium cowhide, and embossed in gold foil, this is the ultimate gift for anyone who loves the mountains of Telluride.
This is truly THE (only) Telluride coffee table book!
Each copy purchased will be signed on the cover page by the author and, upon request, dedicated in accordance with the wishes of the purchaser.
Cost: $250 per copy. Shipping in a custom box: Free.