Best Short Hikes in Arizona

Best Short Hikes in Arizona

by Don Laine, Barbara Laine
     
 

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Perfect for families, sightseers, and people with busy schedulesincludes "userfriendly" charts for easy selection of just the right outing

  • More than 60 short hikes (ranging from a fraction of a mile to just over 7 miles round trip)
  • A mix of popular hikes and littleknown gems showcasing scenic Arizona
  • Many hikes in or accessible from major metro areas

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Perfect for families, sightseers, and people with busy schedulesincludes "userfriendly" charts for easy selection of just the right outing

  • More than 60 short hikes (ranging from a fraction of a mile to just over 7 miles round trip)
  • A mix of popular hikes and littleknown gems showcasing scenic Arizona
  • Many hikes in or accessible from major metro areas plus destination parks and landmarks

Don and Barbara Laine present the best of the best of Arizona's short hikeswith an emphasis on "userfriendly." To make selection easy, a "Hikes at a Glance" chart lists trails by distance, elevation gain, difficulty, and location. Other charts list hikes by best places to admire rock formations, see desert plant life, enjoy scenic views, explore historic and prehistoric sites, relax along a shady stream or lake, take the kids, or see wildlife. Important details such as entry fees, restrooms, drinking water, and campground information are listed up front; there's a map and elevation profile for each hike. That's to say nothing of the breadth of experiences (from sandy desert floor to steep mountainside and riparian environment) awaiting you; or the detailed trail descriptions with tips on where Hollywood movies were filmed and background on old cabins and mines. Most hikes are rated easy or moderatemaking them perfect for familiesplus a selection of more strenuous hikes. Regions include the Phoenix, Sedona, Tucson/southern Arizona, and Flagstaff/northeastern Arizona areas; the Grand Canyon (north and south rims) and Petrified Forest National Parks; and Organ Pipe and Chiracahua National Monuments.

Author Bio: DON and BARBARA LAINE have explored the Southwest's mountains, deserts, lakes, and plains for more than 30 years. They have authored more than a dozen travel guides, including LittleKnown Southwest and New Mexico and Arizona State Parks.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898869484
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
12/16/2005
Series:
Best Short Hikes Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
902,329
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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