Bicycling America's National Parks: Arizona and New Mexico, The Best Road and Trail Rides from the Grand Canyon to Carlsbad Caverns

Bicycling America's National Parks: Arizona and New Mexico, The Best Road and Trail Rides from the Grand Canyon to Carlsbad Caverns

by Sarah Bennett Alley
     
 

The first and only guide to bicycling the national parks and adjacent wild lands of Arizona and New Mexico.
Bicycling is becoming an increasingly popular way to experience our national parks as many are restricting access to private vehicles. This complete adventure guide to the national parks of Arizona and New Mexico features more than 80 road and mountain

Overview

The first and only guide to bicycling the national parks and adjacent wild lands of Arizona and New Mexico.
Bicycling is becoming an increasingly popular way to experience our national parks as many are restricting access to private vehicles. This complete adventure guide to the national parks of Arizona and New Mexico features more than 80 road and mountain bike rides through the parks' most spectacular natural areas. The outstanding variety of natural environments and terrain found in the Southwest, coupled with its rich cultural and historic heritage, make the national parks of Arizona and New Mexico a cyclist's paradise. With this book as your guide you can ride to a secluded overlook of the Grand Canyon from the North Rim; glide through the Sonoran Desert in the company of massive saguaro cactus; or pedal among the ancient ruins of the Anasazi at Chaco Canyon. The routes and trails in this book are suitable for both road and mountain bikers from novice to expert. They traverse the beautiful and enchanting landscapes of the desert Southwest, while taking you to some of the region's most fascinating historical and archeological treasures. Each ride description includes a detailed map, tour directions, information about the trail or road surface, the length and difficulty of the ride, and sights you'll see along the way. A trip-planning appendix for each park tells you where to stay or camp, do your laundry, eat, buy supplies, and repair or rent a bike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881504811
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
02/15/2001
Series:
Bicycling America's National Parks Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
883,124
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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