South Park Colorado: Nature's Paradise
"South Park Colorado: Nature's Paradise is a pictoral odyssey that admirably captures all four seasons in the South Park National Heritage Area. As a supplement to his first book, everyone who visits or resides in South Park should have this book as a reference guide."
- Gary Nichols, Park County Tourism and Community Development Director
There's a beautiful park that once had the Creole name "Bayou Salade" (Salt Marshes), and it is nature's paradise. There, amid wide plains and crystal streams, one can breathe the purest air anywhere.
Journey into the high country and view late spring's awakening nature, summer's wildflower season, fall's magnificent golden foliage and winter's Rocky Mountain solitude.
South Park, Colorado, displays its splendor throughout the seasons as it has for centuries. Located in the center of Colorado, South Park is more than 1,000 square miles of prairies, grassy plains and gentle hills around the headwaters of the South Platte River. It is surrounded by mountain peaks – some more than 14,000 feet high.
Resident author and photographer Bernie Nagy and his wife, artist Linda Nagy, share their images of the wonders of South Park discovered while traveling on back roads and hiking trails.
This book, a continuation of a series on South Park, displays images of pristine streams, lakes, waterfalls, mountain passes, ancient pine trees, and valleys and meadows covered with vivid wildflowers. More than 105 wildflowers are featured and identified. In addition, there is a wildflower and fall color hike/drive guide and map of the area.
Discover why South Park beckons regardless of the weather or the season, showing its character, history, and innate beauty. With plentiful natural resources and historic sites, South Park is known as one of only 49 National Heritage Areas in the United States.
Winner of 5 Colorado Independent Publishers Awards. The 120-page, 265 color images, 11" x 8.5" hardbound coffee table book shows the splendor in the high country of Colorado while discovering the unparalleled beauty of South Park covered by award winning residence photographer Bernie Nagy.
South Park Colorado: Nature's Paradise won 3 First Place 2012 CIPA EVVY Awards for the Travel category, best cover design and illustrations and a Second Place award for layout and design. The book was also awarded the prestigious Past President's Award for scoring the highest aggregate average total score of all South Park, Colorado.
Review: South Park, Colorado, Nature's Paradise is a pictorial odyssey that admirably captures all four seasons in the South Park National Heritage Area. As a supplement to his first book, everyone who visits or resides in South Park should have this book as a reference guide.
- Gary Nichols, Park County Tourism and Community Development Director.
Review: Bernie and Linda Nagy's book is a treasure map to some of the most beautiful and least visited spots in Colorado.
- Colorado Life Magazine, July-August 2012 issue.
Review: I have to say this book was one of the most photographic/inspirational books I've ever reviewed or seen. The photography is absolutely breathtaking, the words are inspirational. The watercolor artwork is outstanding. There are times through this book that I can feel a sense of calm and peace. A place we all want to be each day.
- J. Young, GA
Review: I recently purchased South Park, Colorado, High Country Paradise and love the beautiful images in the book. The clear, detailed photographs are among the best I have seen for identifying wildflowers in the Rocky Mountain region.
- Connie K., CO.
Review: Many of the shots are de rigueur for a Colorado photo book – wind-stunted conifers, aspen fields, close up of flowers, snowy sunrises. All these dramatic year round photographs make South Park, Colorado a book for all seasons.
- The Denver Post, Sunday, February 26, 2012 by Sandra Dallas, New York Times Bestseller