Fodor's in Focus Grand Canyon National Park 1st Edition

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Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend at the Grand Canyon!

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Overview

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend at the Grand Canyon!

Fodor’s In Focus Grand Canyon National Park features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Grand Canyon National Park.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

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Editorial Reviews

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"In terms of comprehensiveness of coverage, the very accessible format, and the enthusiastic tone, this series remains one of the best on the market." –Booklist
 
"Fodor's super-informative guidebooks are known for accuracy and attention to detail…" –The Sacramento Bee
 
"The Fodor's guides are notable for their ratings of sights, restaurants, shops, accommodations and attractions." –Chicago Tribune
 
"The great detail, infectious spirit, and attractive format are distinguishing traits of these guides, which are entries in one of the top series in the business." –Booklist
 
"Fodor's can help you plan the perfect adventure" –The Arizona Republic
 
"Always thoughtfully written and easily readable, Fodor's travel guides have become a must-have when traveling to unfamiliar destinations" –Mid South Magazine
 
"Widely recognized as the gold standard of mainstream travel" –Honolulu Advertiser
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400007479
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Fodor's In Focus Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 399,613
  • Product dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

About This Book ............ 5
Planner ............ 6
When to Go ............ 10

Chapter 1: Welcome to the Grand Canyon ............ 11
History of the Park ............ 13
Geology of the Park ............ 15
Flora ............ 16
Fauna ............ 19
If You Like ............ 27

Chapter 2: Exploring the South Rim ............ 31
What to See ............ 33
Day Hikes ............ 45
Summer Sports & Activities ............ 53
Winter Sports & Activities ............ 59
Exploring the Backcountry ............ 59
Educational Programs ............ 60
Arts & Entertainment ............ 64
Shopping ............ 66

Chapter 3: Exploring the North Rim ............ 67
What to See ............ 68
Day Hikes ............ 73
Summer Sports & Activities ............ 80
Winter Sports & Activities ............ 84
Exploring the Backcountry ............ 84
Educational Programs ............ 85
Arts & Entertainment ............ 86

Chapter 4: Exploring the West Rim ............ 91
Backcountry Hikes ............ 96
Summer Sports & Activities ............ 98
Educational Programs ............ 101
Arts & Entertainment ............ 101

Chapter 5: Lodging & Dining in the Park ............ 103
Where to Eat ............ 105
Where to Stay ............ 109
Where to Camp ............ 116

Chapter 6: What’s Nearby ............ 121
Tusayan ............ 124
Williams ............ 129
Flagstaff ............ 135
Cameron Trading Post ............ 152
Lees Ferry Area ............ 154
Jacob Lake ............ 158
Elsewhere in the Arizona Strip ............ 159

Grand Canyon National Park Essentials ............ 161
Getting Started ............ 162
Booking Your Trip ............ 166
Transportation ............ 174
On The Ground ............ 179

About Our Writers ............ 192

Maps
Grand Canyon National Park ............ 8—9
The South Rim ............ 34
Desert View Drive ............ 40
Grand Canyon Village and Rim Trail ............ 46
Backcountry Trails ............ 52
The North Rim ............ 69
The West Rim ............ 91
What’s Nearby in Arizona ............ 123
Tusayan ............ 125
Flagstaff & Vicinity ............ 137

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    Grand Canyon National Park

    A nice supplement if you are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon.

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