Moon Grand Canyon (Paperback)
Moon Travel, 9781631215650, 320pp.
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure With 1.2 million acres of rocky expanse formed over millions of years, the Grand Canyon is one of the country's greatest natural treasures. Moon Grand Canyon guides you on an exploration of its grand drama, serene vistas, and diverse wildlife. What You'll Discover in Moon Grand Canyon:
- Itineraries for every timeline and budget, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip, including: "The Grand Canyon in One Day," "A Romantic Winter Weekend," "Best Day Hikes," "Family Fun," and "Native American Legacy"
- Strategies for getting to the Grand Canyon, getting around, and exploring its less-visited areas
- Coverage of gateway cities and towns, including Flagstaff, Williams, Page, Fredonia, and Kanab
- Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
- Expert tips for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, rafting, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information
- Detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps and backpacking options
- The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Go backcountry camping in the inner canyon, or rafting down the Colorado River. Head to the Havasupai reservation's Havasu Canyon for a waterfall-filled hike, or ride horseback through splashes of wildflowers in the South Rim. Mountain bike along the Rainbow Rim, or stroll along a 70-foot-long skywalk stretching into the canyon. Explore the vast forests, plateaus, and history that lay beyond the park's boundaries, shop and dine in the bustling Grand Canyon Village, or discover the canyon's fascinating formation story at the Yavapai Geology Museum
- Valuable insight from seasoned explorer and Grand Canyon expert Kathleen Bryant
- Honest advice on when to go and where to stay inside ad outside the park, including campgrounds, cabins, hostels, and resorts
- Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations
- Recommendations for families, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
- Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history
About the Author
Kathleen Bryant was only six months old when her parents bundled her up for her first road trip West, and she's been traveling ever since. Her Grand Canyon adventures include retracing part of Robert Stanton's ill-fated 1889 expedition in Marble Canyon, rafting the Colorado River with a group of plein air painters, and following an archaeologist through remote side canyons to see centuries-old pictographs. She appreciates the way Grand Canyon holds all the Southwest's landscapes: slickrock, forests, mountains, and desert. An avid hiker and history buff, Kathleen has volunteered for Coconino National Forest, monitoring and stabilizing prehistoric sites and leading hikes in the Sedona area. Her passion for archaeology inspired her to write Kokopelli's Gift, an award-winning children's story. Her travel writing includes Moon Grand Canyon, Moon Four Corners, and the scenic guides Sedona and Red Rock Country and Four Corners: Timeless Lands of the Southwest. In Western National Parks' Lodges Cookbook, she combines her love of travel and history with recipes from landmark park lodges. She has also contributed stories to American Archaeology, American Artist, Arizona Highways, Sunset, The Guardian, and other publications. She currently lives in Northern California.