From the Grand Canyon to Anasazi ruins, Hopi Indian reservations to ghost towns, snowcapped mountains to river valleys, author Bill Weir guides you to Arizona's best places, as well as some lesser-known ones that only a native would know. This fully updated edition of this exquisitely illustrated, comprehensive guide includes scores of spectacular images, as well as several three-dimensional drawingsincluding ones for Montezuma Castle and native flor and fauna. A special feature is the guided driving tours, which take you down Oak Creek Canyon, through Petrified Forest National Park, and along the Coronado Trail near the Mexico border, among other routes. The state's depth of history and culture is detailed in an extensive review in the front of the book, while lengthy sidebarsfeaturing the Apache, the spiritual world of the Hopi, and John Wesley Powell, to name a feware scattered throughout.
Bill Weir took a bicycle ride across the United States with Bikecentennial in 1976 and was inspired to cycle around the world. He got started writing guidebooks on that trip in 1979 by sending suggestions to the author of the South Pacific Handbook while island hopping there. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, when not on his bike.
The award-winning National Geographic Traveler has been enhanced with engaging new features and a contemporary redesign. Each guide begins with an introduction that enables you to sample a bit of the culture, history, and attractions before you go and plan the trip based on your own interests and length of stay.
Immerse yourself in active, in-country "Experiences" and "Off-the-Beaten-Path Excursions" you won't find anywhere else.
Other new features, such as "Insider Tips" from National Geographic photographers, writers, and experts, and "Not-To-Be-Missed" lists ensure that each visit will be memorable.
The guides' design has been simplified, opened up, and enhanced with easy-to-read tinted sections. Gorgeous color photographs, high-quality maps, and the popular walking and driving tours are still highlights of our crisp, new look.