Hidden Lakes press

Hidden Lakes Press

Information for Recreation in Colorado and the Rockies

Photo by Karen Christopherson

Company Profile

Hidden Lakes Press is owned by Al Marlowe in Evergreen, CO

Established in 2000

Publisher of fly fishing and hiking guides on CD-ROM, and Colorado river maps


Lifetime as an active fisherman and hunter; fly fisherman since 1963

Have written published articles and books on various outdoor subjects

Work has been published in Colorado Outdoors, American Angler & Fly Tier, Rocky Mountain Game and Fish, Paint Horse Journal, Backpacker, American Survival Guide, Outdoor Photographer, Fur-Fish-Game, Western Outdoors, Colorado Fishing Network, Wyoming Fishing Network


Bachelor of Science, Geology, Metropolitan State College - Denver, Colorado

Writing and Photo Credits

Three books on outdoor subjects, contributor to Ken Schultz's Fishing Encyclopedia - Worldwide Angling Guide, and more than 100 articles and hundreds of photos published by various outdoor and general interest magazines.

A Hiking and Camping Guide to the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, Fred Pruett Books, 1994 (Out of print)

Won Second Place award in RMOWP writing competition, 1994.

Fly Fishing the Colorado River; An Angler's Guide, Pruett Publishing, 1997 (Out of print but new or used may be available at Amazon.com)

Won First Place award in RMOWP writing competition, 1998.

Fly Fishing The Flat Tops, Hidden Lakes Press, 2000

Flat Tops Wilderness Trails, Hidden Lakes Press, 2007

Access maps for Colorado rivers

Guides Co-authored with Karen Christopherson

Fly Fisher's Guide to the North Platte River, Hidden Lakes Press, 2003

Fifty Colorado Tailwaters: A Fly Fisher's Guide, Hidden Lakes Press, 2004

The Colorado River: A Fly Fisher's Guide, Hidden Lakes Press, 2004

Trout on Colorado State Land: A Fly Fisher's Guide, Hidden Lakes Press, 2006