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Grand Canyon


The Grand Canyon is a spectacular deep natural gorge, carved by the Colorado River, that runs through Arizona. Most of the Canyon being contained within Grand Canyon national park.
Grand Canyon from the South Rim


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Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Bridget Gleeson

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Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go rafting on the Colorado River, ride a mule down into the Grand Canyon, or view it from above on a helicopter ride around the canyon's rim; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Grand Canyon National Park and begin your journey now!

Inside the Lonely Planet Grand Canyon Travel Guide:

  • User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations
  • Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation, and Native Americans
  • Over 32 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout
  • Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes
  • Covers Grand Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Valle, North Rim, South Rim, Havasupai Reservation, Hualapai Reservation, Flagstaff, Sedona, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Colorado River and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park, our most comprehensive guide for exploring the Grand Canyon, is perfect for those interested in both the top and off-the-beaten path experiences.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

A Complete Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks: Covering Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, and Grand Canyon National Parks

By Eric Henze

Gone Beyond Guides
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A Complete Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks: Covering Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, and Grand Canyon National Parks
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Looking for a Great vacation? A Complete Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks will give you everything you need to know.

The seven most amazing national parks within the Southwest United States are covered in full within these pages; from what to do, where to stay and dining options, both inside the parks and nearby. All surrounding national monuments and state parks are also described in detail. "A Complete Guide.." is packed with maps, pictures, tips, stories, and we dare say, fun! This book has something for everyone, whether you are traveling in style or camping, whether you like to hike in the rugged backcountry or just sightsee.

This is A Complete Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks!

This book is designed to give you everything you will need to plan the perfect visit to the Grand Circle.

  • First hand reviews of over 170 lodges, campgrounds, and restaurants within the Grand Circle
  • Full detailed descriptions with maps of Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, Arches, Mesa Verde, Capitol Reef, and Canyonlands
  • PLUS 28 more national monuments, state parks and recreation areas
  • Hundreds of tips, where to go, things to do, hikes, rafting, jeep tours, scenic tours, park history, stories and other insights. If you are looking for a complete vacation guide, this is the book!

Grand Canyon, North and South Rims [Grand Canyon National Park] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

By National Geographic Maps - Trails Illustrated

National Geographic
Map Map (2 pages)

Grand Canyon, North and South Rims [Grand Canyon National Park] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)
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  • Map revised - 2009
  • Waterproof
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic Map

Explore the uniquely inspiring and wondrous landscape of the Grand Canyon with National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Grand Canyon National Park, North and South Rims. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map is designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with unmatched detail of the heart of the park. Key areas of interest featured on this map include Colorado River miles 60-98, North and South Rim visitor centers, Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan, Bright Angel Trail (plus elevation profile), West Rim Trail, Kaibab Trail, Arizona Trail, and more.

With miles of mapped trails in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire country, the Grand Canyon North and South Rims map can guide you off the beaten path and back again. Designed with a wide range of visitors in mind, this map features detailed and easy to read trails, accurate road network, campgrounds, scenic overlooks and points of interests, visitor centers and facilities, color coded bus stops with routes, plus park regulations, backcountry use areas, and contact information for local agencies. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and major lakes.

Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.

Other features found on this map include: Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab National Forest, Little Colorado River, Marble Canyon.

  • Map Scale = 1:50,000
  • Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

Grand Canyon

By Linda Vieira

Walker Childrens
Released: 2000-03-01
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Grand Canyon
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Visited by millions of people every year, the Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. It is also a multi-story home to all kinds of animals and plants. The award-winning team of The Ever-Living Tree brings to life the awesome story of one of our country's greatest national treasures, with breathtaking illustrations and illuminating prose.

Grand Canyon Tips: The Local's Guide to Avoiding the Crowds and Getting the Most Out of Your Visit

By Bruce Grubbs

Bright Angel Press
Paperback (128 pages)

Grand Canyon Tips: The Local s Guide to Avoiding the Crowds and Getting the Most Out of Your Visit
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Entrance lines several miles long? Hours-long wait to get into the park? No place to park? Viewpoints mobbed? Lodges booked up? Campgrounds full? Don’t let this be your experience at the Grand Canyon! In this book, a local with decades of experience exploring Grand Canyon National Park and the surrounding national forests, wilderness areas, and national monuments shares with you his secrets for avoiding the crowds.

Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide: Grand Canyon National Park (Color Travel Guide)

Destination Press
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Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide: Grand Canyon National Park (Color Travel Guide)
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This award-winning, full-color guidebook reveals the highlights and hidden gems of Grand Canyon National Park.

From hiking to river rafting, Grand Canyon is filled with outdoor adventures. But without careful planning, a trip there can be overwhelming. Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide breaks it down and gives you everything you need to make the most of your time in the park.

Whatever your interests—hiking the Bright Angel Trail, riding mules to Phantom Ranch, watching sunset from Hopi Point, relaxing at a historic lodgeGrand Canyon: The Complete Guide puts the best of Grand Canyon at your fingertips.

Beautiful color photos showcase the park's best destinations. Fascinating chapters on Geology, History and Wildlife reveal the story behind the scenery. Detailed maps make travel planning easy.

From the stunning waterfalls in Havasu Canyon to incredible day hikes on the North Rim, Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide is the only guide you'll need!

• Over 100 Color Photos

• Over 20 Detailed Maps

• Filled with Tips to save you Time and Money

Winner: Benjamin Franklin Award (Best Full-Color Travel Guide)

Winner: Independent Publisher Book Award (Best Travel Guide)

Hiking Grand Canyon National Park: A Guide to the Best Hiking Adventures on the North and South Rims

By Ben Adkison

NATIONAL BOOK NETWRK
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Hiking Grand Canyon National Park: A Guide to the Best Hiking Adventures on the North and South Rims
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Fully revised and updated, Hiking Grand Canyon National Park provides first-hand descriptions and detailed maps for all of the park's developed trails as well as tips on safety, hiking with children, access, and services. This guide includes scenic and exciting hiking adventures for both the North and South Rims.

Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon

By Michael P. Ghiglieri

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Over the Edge:  Death in Grand Canyon
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Gripping accounts of all known fatal mishaps in the most famous of the World's Seven Natural Wonders.

Two veterans of decades of adventuring in Grand Canyon chronicle the first complete and comprehensive history of Canyon misadventures. These episodes span the entire era of visitation from the time of the first river exploration by John Wesley Powell and his crew of 1869 to that of tourists falling off its rims in Y2K.

These accounts of the 550 people who have met untimely deaths in the Canyon set a new high water mark for offering the most astounding array of adventures, misadventures, and life saving lessons published between any two covers. Over the Edge promises to be the most intense yet informative book on Grand Canyon ever written.

Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodors Travel Pubns
Released: 2015-11-10
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Travelers continue to flock to Arizona year-round to explore the outdoors and relax at world-class spa resorts. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon helps travelers take advantage of the state's myriad pleasures, including outstanding museums and galleries, Navajo and Hopi cultural experiences, top-notch golf, three national parks, and excellent Mexican food and tequila.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on how to experience some of Arizona's top outdoor activities: star-gazing; exploring canyons, deserts, mountains, flora, and fauna; and the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure, rafting the Colorado River
· Major sights such as The Grand Canyon, The Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert, Sedona, Scottsdale, The Heard Museum, Monument Valley, and Desert Botanical Garden
· Coverage of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe; Grand Canyon National Park; Flagstaff; North-Central Arizona; Northeast Arizona; Eastern Arizona; Tucson; Southern Arizona; Northwest Arizona and Southeast Nevada

Grand Canyon East [Grand Canyon National Park] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

By National Geographic Maps - Trails Illustrated

National Geographic
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Grand Canyon East [Grand Canyon National Park] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)
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  • Trails Illustrated Series
  • Grand Canyon East #262
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic Map

Explore the splendor of the Grand Canyon from Glen Canyon to Grand Canyon Village on the south rim with National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Grand Canyon East. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map features key points of interest including Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Kaibab National Forest, Saddle Mountain Wilderness, Marble Canyon, and the Colorado River.

With miles of mapped trails including portions of the Great Western and Arizona trails, this map can guide you off the beaten path and back again in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. A summary of suggested hikes, regulations, safety tips, and contact information will prove invaluable in your exploration of the region. Backcountry Use Areas are coded according to the degree of experience required. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, and river mileage is noted for the Colorado River. Scenic byways are clearly marked for those wishing to take in the scenery by car. Some of the many recreation features include boat launches, ATV trails, campgrounds, scenic viewpoints, and interpretive trails.

Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.

Other features found on this map include: Cocks Combs, Echo Cliffs, Glen Canyon, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Grand Canyon National Park, Granite Gorge, Kaibab National Forest, Little Colorado River, Marble Canyon, Paria Plateau, Paria River, Point Imperial, Saddle Mountain Wilderness, White Mesa.

  • Map Scale = 1:90,000
  • Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"


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