Great Colorado Bear Stories

ByLaura Pritchett


Great Colorado Bear Stories is an incredible look at Colorado’s bears, including the grizzlies that once roamed the state and the black bears that still do.

Carefully researched and skillfully written by award-winning Colorado writer Laura Pritchett, these stories describe the fascinating science and natural history of bears along with gripping tales of deadly and near-death encounters with people. Some stories are historical, such as Roosevelt’s hunting, Pike’s exploring, and the death of Colorado’s last grizzly. Other tales are contemporary—backyard bruins in the suburbs, close encounters in the wilderness, and dedicated wildlife scientists who crawl deep inside dens with the bears. These stories involve hikers, ranchers, hunters, historians, Native Americans, and regular folks—at the moments their lives have intersected with the great bruins of Colorado.


Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
ISBN: 978-1-60639-051-1
Author: Laura Pritchett
Pages: 240

“A valuable and wide-ranging work of scholarship, love, and respect, Pritchett’s book is a great source for the history of bears in Colorado—black and grizzly."
—Rick Bass, author, Why I Came West and The Lost Grizzlies: A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado

“In Great Colorado Bear Stories, prize-winning author Laura Pritchett has clearly done her homework, and then some. Whether your interest is the history of human interactions with grizzly and black bears in Colorado, bear attacks, the avoidance of bear attacks, basic bear biology, techniques for living peacefully with bears as neighbors, or you merely want to read some great Colorado bear yarns, this book is a reliable and highly readable resource.”
—David Petersen, author, Ghost Grizzlies: Does the Great Bear Still Haunt Colorado?

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