From Basin to Peak

From Basin to Peak

Explorer's Encyclopedia to the Colorado-New Mexico San Juan Basin

  • 9780896723955
  • 978-0-896-72395-5
  • Paperback
  • 0 lbs.14 oz.
$ 17.95


Discovering the San Juan Basin? Curious as to how Durango got its name? What are the common plants and animals you can see? Who were Ike and Port Stockton? Want to learn more about mining? When was the Pueblo Revolt? What is the Old Spanish Trail? Who were some of the more notable characters who left their mark on the region?

The answers to those questions and more can be found in this handy guide.

Containing more than one thousand entries on topics ranging from western mythology, geology, history, natural history, well-known figures, little-known trivia and intriguing anecdotes as well as suggested itineraries and a list of resources to find more in-depth information, this guide is sure to enhance your enjoyment of all the region has to offer.

Covering southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico, the San Juan basin offers a rich and colorful history, wonderful landscapes, and recreation for explorers of all types and ages.

After a successful career in public management, Wesley M. Howe now resides in Durango, where he is writing a series of biographies on notables of the Four Corners Region.

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