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

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Grand Canyon, North and South Rims [Grand Canyon National Park] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)
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  • Features an enhanced scale (1:35,000) for increased detail in this high-use area of Grand Canyon National Park: Bright Angel Canyon, North and South Rims. Colorado River miles 60-98, North and South Rim visitor centers, Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon/National Geographic IMAX. Bright Angel Trail (plus elevation profile), West Rim Trail, Kaibab Trail, Arizona Trail, Grand Canyon Lodge, Tusayan, Grand Canyon Railroad Station and more.
  • Park regulations, permit information, backcountry use areas, and contact information for local agencies. GPS compatible; full UTM grid. Approximately 4 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. folded; 27 x 39 in. fully opened.
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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"

Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Bridget Gleeson

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (Travel Guide)
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  • Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park
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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 (English and Japanese Edition)

By Eric Henze

Gone Beyond Guides
Paperback (226 pages)

A Complete Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks: Covering Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, and Grand Canyon National Parks (English and Japanese Edition)
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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 CircleFull 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: The Complete Guide: Grand Canyon National Park (Color Travel Guide)

By James Kaiser

Destination Press
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Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide: Grand Canyon National Park (Color Travel Guide)
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Discover the best of Grand Canyon in this award-winning, full-color travel guidebook.

Fully updated for 2018!

From hiking to biking to river rafting, Grand Canyon National Park is filled with adventures. But without careful planning, a trip there can be overwhelming. Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide helps you 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 lodge―this gorgeous travel guidebook puts the best of Grand Canyon at your fingertips.

Beautiful color photos showcase the park's best viewpoints and destinations.

Fascinating chapters on Geology, History and Wildlife reveal the story behind the scenery.

Detailed maps make travel planning easy.

From Havasu Canyon's stunning waterfalls to incredible day hikes on the North and South Rims, Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide is the only guidebook you'll need.

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 (Falcon Guide Hiking Grand Canyon National Park)

By Ben Adkison

NATIONAL BOOK NETWRK
Paperback (264 pages)

Hiking Grand Canyon National Park: A Guide to the Best Hiking Adventures on the North and South Rims (Falcon Guide Hiking Grand Canyon National Park)
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  • Hiking Grand Canyon Np 4th
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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.

Grand Canyon Trail Map 5th Edition

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Sky Terrain
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Grand Canyon Trail Map 5th Edition
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Beautiful, accurate, very detailed and best selling Grand Canyon map is now available in the 5th edition. Local favorite. Waterproof and Tear Tough. Fine shaded relief and 100ft contours give a detailed & stunning view of the Canyon topography. Mileage info to all trail junctions, plus cumulative mileage for select segments. Includes trail profile graphs. Thoroughly reviewed by Park Rangers. Detailed topographic trail map of 308,000 acres in central Grand Canyon. 1:40,000 scale covers 8 USGS quads. 308 miles (495km) of trails shown with trail ratings, text descriptions & statistics. Most complete & accurate map of the area. Includes 100ft contours, shaded relief, UTM grid for use with GPS, hydrology with springs & drinking water (including a chart), backcountry use zones for permit planning, and other trip information. Printed on waterproof, tear-tough paper. This map covers the huge core of Grand Canyon National Park. This is the area where 99% of visitors travel and where 90% of overnight backcountry trips take place, and where most trails and reliable water sources are. The map does not cover the vast and more isolated western sections, nor the far NE corner. (Zoom into the inset maps above to see exact coverage.) Includes a handy and concise bus map. All in all this is a very useful and legible map. Hope you like the new edition!

Grand Canyon (A True Book: National Parks)

By Josh Gregory

Childrens Pr
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Grand Canyon (A True Book: National Parks)
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Offering some of the most breathtaking sights on the planet, the Grand Canyon is an immense chasm sculpted from many layers of colorful, ancient rock. Readers will explore this natural wonder and learn how it was formed. They will also find out what role the canyon has played in human history, how and why it became a national park, what it is like to visit the park, and much more.

Moon Zion & Bryce: Including Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante & Moab (Travel Guide)

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Moon Zion & Bryce: Including Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante & Moab (Travel Guide)
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  • Moon Zion Bryce Including Arches Canyonlands Capitol Reef Grand Staircase Escalante Moab Travel Guide
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Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure

With five national parks within a day's drive of one another, southern Utah is a dream destination for spectacular outdoor adventure and staggering natural beauty. Moon Zion & Bryce is the ultimate guide to crafting a memorable journey through this diverse and thrilling landscape.

Moon Zion & Bryce features:
  • Full coverage of southern Utah's five national parks and their surrounding regions: Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park
  • Itineraries for every timeline and travel style, ranging from one day in each park to a week-long road trip covering all of them, including: Avoiding the Crowds, Red Rocks Road Trip, Ancient Rock Art, Best Day Hikes, and Family Fun
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps of each park
  • Strategies for getting to the parks and traveling between them, with suggestions on the best places to stop along the way to eat, rest, or explore
  • Expert tips for travelers looking to go backpacking, canyoneering, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, or hiking, plus essential packing and health and safety information
  • The top activities and unique ideas for exploring each park: Find the best spot for photographing the sunrise, or embark on an adrenaline pumping white-water rafting excursion down the Colorado River. Enjoy the serenity of Bryce in the winter season with a cross-country ski day, or take a week-long summer road trip to hit every spot on your list. Explore the beautiful remains of ancient Native American rock art on display all over the parks, or discover the creative, energetic spirit of nearby Moab
  • Valuable insight from seasoned explorers and regional experts Bill McRae and Judy Jewell
  • Where to stay inside and outside the parks, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resort
  • Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations
  • Coverage of gateway cities and towns, including Moab and less crowded areas like Kodachrome Basin and Escalante
  • Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
  • Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history
Hitting more of North America's incredible national parks? Try Moon Grand Canyon, Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton, or Moon Glacier National Park. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.

Who Pooped in the Park? Grand Canyon National Park: Scat and Tracks for Kids

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Who Pooped in the Park? Grand Canyon National Park: Scat and Tracks for Kids
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Michael, Emily, and their parents explore Grand Canyon National Park. Wildlife can be elusive, and both kids are disappointed when, at first, they don't encounter many animals in the park. The kids quickly learn, however, that there are animals all around, and these creatures leave behind scat and tracks. Colorful illustrations of animals and their scat and tracks, and a quick-reference chart make field identification a breeze!

Moon Grand Canyon (Travel Guide)

By Kathleen Bryant

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-10-17
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Moon Grand Canyon (Travel Guide)
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Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure!

Forge your own path through this stunning national treasure, and discover serene vistas, thrilling adventure, and diverse wildlife with Moon Grand Canyon.

  • Itineraries for every timeline and budget, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip, curated for adventure seekers, families, culture and history buffs, romantics, and more
  • 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 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 and outside the park, including campgrounds, cabins, hostels, and resorts
  • Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations
  • 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
  • Recommendations for traveling with kids, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
  • Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history
With Moon Grand Canyon's practical tips and expert suggestions, you can plan your trip your way.

Looking to explore more of Americas national parks? Try Moon Zion & Bryce. Traveling beyond the park? Try Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon.


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