About The Author

Telluride Hiking Guide author Susan Kees

Telluride Hiking Guide author Susan Kees hiking in the highcountry surrounding Telluride, with Bridal Veil Falls in the distant background

Susan Bonner Kees has been exploring the mountains and trails of Telluride, Colorado since she moved here in the early 1970s. She is the author of the definitive guidebook for the region, Telluride Hiking Guide.
She and her husband raised three children in Telluride, and they still live here. You can often catch Susan on the trails, taking notes and photos and working on new editions of the book.