9781566916905

Moon Handbooks Grand Canyon

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  • ISBN13:

    9781566916905

  • ISBN10:

    1566916909

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/14/2005
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
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Summary

From hiking down isolated back roads in the North Rim to river running down the Colorado River and venturing off on urban day-trips, Moon Handbooks Grand Canyon is the guide to the best that the area has to offer, both on and off the beaten path. Practical information includes suggested travel strategies and lists of must-see sights, plus essentials on dining, transportation, and accommodations for a range of budgets. Complete with color photos, illustrations, maps, and details for avoiding crowds, saving money, exploring the outdoors, and getting acquainted with indigenous cultures, Moon Handbooks Grand Canyon gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Table of Contents

Discover the Grand Canyon
Planning Your Tripp. 4
Sightseeing Highlightsp. 8
Recreation Highlightsp. 10
Travel Strategiesp. 12
Getting Therep. 14
From Las Vegas
From Phoenix
Explore the Grand Canyon
The South Rimp. 26
Sightsp. 29
Grand Canyon Village Area
Hermit Road
Desert View Drive
Valle
Recreationp. 38
Hiking
Cross-Country Skiing
Mountain Biking
Mule Rides
Trail Rides
Tours
Practicalitiesp. 43
Accommodations
Campgrounds
Food
Services
Information
Transportation
Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Parkp. 51
The Havasupai Indian Reservation
The Hualapai Indian Reservation
The Inner Cayonp. 57
Hikingp. 59
Corridor Trails
South Rim-Threshold, Primitive, and Wild Zones
North Rim-Threshold, Primitive, and Wild Zones
Running the Colorado Riverp. 71
Options
River Companies
Down the Colorado Through the Grand Canyon
The North Rimp. 88
Sightsp. 91
Bright Angel Point and Vicinity
Cape Royal Scenic Drive
Hikingp. 93
Practicalitiesp. 95
Bright Angel Point
North of the Park
The Kaibab Plateau and Vicinityp. 98
The Eastern Kaibab Plateau
House Rock Valley
The Western Kaibab Plateau
Toroweap and the Western Arizona Stripp. 103
West of the Grand Canyonp. 113
Hoover Dam
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Page and the Northeastern Arizona Stripp. 117
Page and Vicinityp. 118
Sights and Hikes
Recreation
Practicalities
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Lees Ferry
Below the Vermilion Cliffs
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
Kanab and vicinityp. 139
Kanab
Fredonia
Pipe Spring National Monument
Flagstaff and Vicinityp. 147
Flagstaffp. 149
Sights
Recreation
Accommodations
Food
Entertainment and Events
Shopping and Services
Information
Transportation
Vicinity of Flagstaffp. 171
The San Francisco Volcanic Field
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Wupatki National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Williams
Vicinity of Williams
Ash Fork
Seligman
Grand Canyon Caverns
Navajo and Hopi Countryp. 191
The Land
History
Native American Cultures
Practicalities
Western Navajo Countryp. 198
Cameron
Tuba City
Northern Navajo Countryp. 201
Navajo National Monument
Kayenta
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Four Corners Monument
Eastern Navajo Countryp. 207
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
South Rim Drive of Canyon de Chelly
North Rim Drive of Canyon del Muerto
East of Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Window Rock
Vicinity of Window Rock
Ganado
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
Hopi Countryp. 218
Keams Canyon
First Mesa
Second Mesa
Third Mesa
Know the Grand Canyon
The Landp. 228
Geology
Climate
Flora and Fauna
Historyp. 231
Prehistory
Exploration
Settling In
The Peoplep. 233
Native Americans of the Grand Canyon Area
Getting Aroundp. 235
Driving
Maps
Shuttles
Tours
Bike Trails
Walking Trails
Tips for Travelersp. 238
Traveling by RV
Traveling with Children
Traveling with Pets
Seniors
Accessibility
Foreign Travelers
Health and Safety
Other Practicalitiesp. 240
Entertainment and Eventsp. 242
Accommodationsp. 243
Foodp. 244
Suggested Readingp. 244
Archaeology
Arizona's Tribes of Today
Description and Travel
Hiking and Bicycling
History
Natural Sciences
River-Running and Boating
Reference
Internet Resourcesp. 250
Indexp. 252
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