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Whether you want to scramble up the parched red rock of Boynton Canyon, soak your weary feet at the base of Havasu Falls, or cross Hidden Valley’s desert sands dotted with Saguaro cactus, Arizona has a hike to suit your inclination and ability. Classic Hikes offers 100 choice trails for day hikers and backpackers alike to explore five regions of Arizona, including the Colorado plateau, central highlands, central deserts, southeastern basin and range, and western deserts. The guide features awe-inspiring color photos by the author, along with maps and at-a-glance information that details mileage, hiking time, elevation, seasonal considerations, and contact information. Each trail description contains directions to the trailhead, possible hazards, trail gradation, major junctions, and notable vegetation. Longing for solitude far from frequently used trails? Warren examines little-known routes where “stone spires, totems, and hoodoos” will surround you, but also covers trails where rafters and “4WD vehicles packed with tourists” become part of the landscape. He also touches on the region’s rich history, noting facts about the people who once lived there and the ruins they left behind. In other words, Classic Hikes offers something for everyone ready to explore Arizona’s storied past and diverse wilderness.
Two books in one, this hiking guide features 100 of Arizona’s best hiking trails, and an authoritative guide to the natural history of the Grand Canyon State’s landscape. Ganci’s knowledge of native species and local conditions, accompanied by 30 line drawings and 15 maps, helps hikers learn to identify each region’s geology, weather, plant and animal life. Dave Ganci is a writer, photographer, outdoorsman and a former director of the Arizona Outdoor Institute. His previous books include Hiking the Southwest and Desert Hiking. He lives in Prescott, Arizona.
An American icon, the Grand Canyon astounds with its majestic viewpoints, mesmerizing colors, red-rock spires and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you want to hike the Rim Trail, view endangered California Condors or roar along Colorado River rapids below, gear up first with this guide to the most inspiring of national parks. SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS – detailed itineraries help you experience the best of the park, whether you have a few hours or a few weeks. GET BELOW THE RIM – recommended hikes for everyone, from easy rim trails to challenging scrambles, plus backcountry camping and rafting trips. BRING THE KIDS – tips on the best sights and activities for families, plus child-friendly hotels and restaurants. EXPLORE FARTHER – side trips to Flagstaff, the Hualapai and Havasupai Reservations and sparkling Lake Powell. LEARN MORE – coverage of the history, geology and ecosystem of the Grand Canyon enriches your experience.
50 Hikes In Arizona: Walks, Hikes, And Backpacks Through Sky Islands And Deserts In The Grand Canyon State (50 HIKES)
This is another book in the 50 Hikes state series that is due to release in 2004. Martin Tessmer who is also the author of Weekend Wilderness: California, Oregon, Washington: A Complete Outdoor Recreation Guide to America’s Pocket Wilderness Areas takes a look at some hikes in Arizona in this release.
Hiking Arizona is a comprehensive guide for exploring the beauty and splendor of one of the country’s most scenic states. With detailed descriptions of 98 different trails, you’ll not only know where to go but also what to expect when you get there. Unlike some guides that concentrate on certain parks or regions, Hiking Arizona covers the entire state. It includes large maps that provide rich detail in a format that’s easy to read,a trail finder that allows you to quickly locate trails based on criteria important to you, and practical information on park hours, length and difficulty of trails, facility details, permit requirements, and other pertinent information for parks and surrounding areas. Designed for hikers of all interests and capabilities, Hiking Arizona has the details you need to make the most of each destination-from seasonal attractions to surrounding sites worth the visit. The only surprise that awaits you is the breathtaking beauty of the trip.
Describes the geological history, sights, and facilities of Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park. –This text refers to the School & Library Binding edition.
The Phoenix metropolitan area, sprawling across the Valley of the Sun, is one of Arizona’s most popular visitor destinations. The city and its suburbs offer superb hiking trails in the vast and spectacular Sonoran Desert. Best Easy Day Hikes Phoenix will direct you to some of the best short hiking trails on Squaw Peak, McDonald Mountain and in Lost Dutchman State Park. Best Easy Day Hikes Phoenix includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of mostly short, easy-to-follow trails that lead to some of the most scenic destinations in the area. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, Best Easy Day Hikes Phoenix is for everyone, including families.