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Literary Colorado

In the spirit of Colorado, we venture into literary territory that is wide-ranging and eclectic. It includes poetry etched on rocks, a whimsical library with a view of river-rafting, a university that launches major publishing careers, one of the most celebrated independent bookstores in history, the home of a world leader, and a classic car museum. Clearly, the Colorado Author Adventures Trail offers something for just about everyone.

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A. The Tattered Cover, Denver
B. University of Denver: Publishing Institute, Neil Simon, and the Honorable George L. Brown
C. Golda Meir, Denver
D. Clive Cussler, Arvada
E. John Denver, Colorado Poet Laureate, Aspen
F-G. Louis L’Amour (The Strater Hotel) and the Durango Library, Durango

Outside of the Trail

In addition to the stops above, author, journalist, and playwright Damon Runyan has two cool places named for him in Pueblo (southeast of our trail), where his family lived beginning in the late 1880s. One is a community theater and the other is a lake known for great fishing.

Similarly, Greeley (northeast of Denver) is off the path of our trail but, for those in the area interested in history writers, we recommend visiting the University of Northern Colorado Library for its vast James Michener collection of original writings. Michener donated these items there because it is where his career began when it was a teachers’ college. Read about it here: unco.edu/library/archives/james_michener_collection. Check out our pages about other James Michener landmarks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

The Colorado Author Adventures Trail  runs mostly north-south through the western side of the state.

Here is our timeline that ties into the sites on our Colorado Trail: