Field Guide: Denver

"LeRoy says there’s something you should know
Not everybody has a place to go
And home is just a place to hang your head
And dream up things to do in Denver when you’re dead."

-Warren Zevon


The Ultimate City Guide To Denver (& Beyond)

Once a miner's outpost with cowboy riffraff, the Western metropolis of Denver is a modern basecamp for bluegrass lovers, outdoor entrepreneurs, and travelers seeking a Rocky Mountain high.

Equal parts travel guide and tribute, the Denver field guide contains personal essays, hand-drawn maps, interviews, and local lore.

As Denver-area locals ourselves, we're in love with how detailed and entertaining this Denver City Guide is. If you're looking for more than just city-fare and want to learn more about the mountains and towns outside of Denver - it's got that too.

While it functions as a perfect guide to the Mile High City, its real beauty lies in its lasting ability to capture your imagination and enlighten you even if you've done a lifetime of exploring the area. 


Illustrated Denver City Field Guide

Over 140 pages filled with local stories, travel intel and modern lore.

The best things to do? It's got that too.

  • Highly curated picks for local coffee, bars, restaurants, and shops
  • Interviews with local luminaries: a wilderness photographer, a dispensary owner, a ski builder, the Governor, and more
  • Illustrated maps of craft breweries, ghost towns, artisans, and green chiles
  • John Elway comebacks, the locals' favorite ski runs, a timeline of beer, and the harrowing tales of Rattlesnake Kate
  • Personal essays by Pam Houston, Patricia Calhoun, Robert Pyle and J.R. Moehringer



Denver Colorado Front Range Travel Guide

Praise For Wildsam Field Guides

Unlike traditional guidebooks that list the same old must-see sights and touristy neighborhoods, this new series, entitled Wildsam Field Guides, gets at the soul of a city.
-Conde Nast Traveler

These pocket guides cover more than just where to drink. More storybook than guidebook, Wildsam's slim volumes include local culture and history, essays, short stories, illustrations, and short biographies the kind of information you need to truly learn about a place rather than just putting together a tick-list of things to do.
-Outside Magazine

For tireless seekers of the authentic (or anyone with a serious Instagram habit who's on the hunt for offbeat sights), this pocket-size guidebook eschews the boring-but-practical stuff in favor of evoking what the jacket copy calls a "bygone sense of place."
-Wall Street Journal

City guides with a Wes Anderson aesthetic.
-AFAR Magazine

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