Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West

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National Parks of the West

Fodor's Road Guide National Parks of the West gives you everything to see and do in America's western parks. Experience the best nature trails, scenic overlooks, ranger programs, and picnic spots in each of the West's 33 national parks.

Plan the perfect adventure. Hiking, boating, bird-watching, horseback riding,…  See more details below

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National Parks of the West

Fodor's Road Guide National Parks of the West gives you everything to see and do in America's western parks. Experience the best nature trails, scenic overlooks, ranger programs, and picnic spots in each of the West's 33 national parks.

Plan the perfect adventure. Hiking, boating, bird-watching, horseback riding, bicycling, and more: whatever your sport, get detailed information on how and where to make the most of the great outdoors.

Great maps and itineraries for park-to-park driving tours take you through dramatic landscapes. Savvy one- to five-day itineraries help you plan your stay. Listings for restaurants, motels, and campgrounds help you choose spots in all price ranges inside and outside the parks.

And with your purchase of Road Guide National Parks of the West, you will receive $5 off a National Parks pass! Sales of this book help support the national parks. All text in this book was reviewed for accuracy by National Park Service personnel.

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Editorial Reviews

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This new, mammoth (512-page) Fodor's Road Guide volume covers all 33 western national parks, from Texas to Washington. Anyone who has every used one of these guides knows that Fodor's has anticipated travelers' needs for useful information. Within a few minutes, browsers can become familiar with this book's useful features.
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From Arches to Zion, from the well-worn paths of Yosemite to the seldom-visited Channel Islands off California, Fodor's has come up with an indispensable guide to 38 national parks located in the western parts of the United States and Canada, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. With the usual Fodor skill, each park is fully covered yet includes recommendations for what to see if you're there for only a day. Following a most informative chapter on "Choosing a Park," the guide gives visitors the type of information guaranteed to make their trip memorable. Lodging, directions, places to dine, nearby attractions, best times to visit, average monthly temperatures, concessionaire offerings, recommended activities, medical precautions, pet acceptance, and a brief history of the park result in an essential reference for anyone considering a visit. It is particularly useful in suggesting that readers consider lesser-known parks such as Joshua Tree, Capitol Reef, and the Guadalupe Mountains, as well as selecting the best times to go to the popular ones such as Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone. The scope of this work, combined with the ever-increasing interest in national parks, makes this a fine candidate both for reference and for circulating collections. Highly recommended for all public, school, and special libraries.
—Joseph L. Carlson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804142328
Publisher:
Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/22/2014
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide , #4
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
936
Sales rank:
1,033,930
File size:
86 MB
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Fodor's the Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, but watch out for the errors. I bought this in 2011 for a long trip west and have used for planning visits to several parks. Upon visiting the parks, I discover errors. For example, Dead Horse Point State Park is not east of Arches National Park, it is to the west and south and is incorrect on page 95. Also, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is called that because the Yellowstone River runs through it (the Colorado River does not run through the park, as the guide states on page 798, and certainly did not create the famous Canyon - of the Yellowstone River! Perhaps these errors will be corrected for the new edition coming out in 2014. Currently it puzzles me why the writers or editors would not catch such glaring errors if they really are familiar with the subject matter. It's a shame because I often purchase the Fodor's series for trips (for example to Europe) and wonder if they have the same inaccuracies. The guides have many good qualities otherwise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book before taking a 2 week trip in our motorhome. We traveled from Michigan through Route 66 up to Montana & Wyoming (We saw a total of 7 National Parks). This book is a must if you are heading to any national park. It is by far worth every penny spent. I use this book every time we go on vacation. It offers everything from do's & don't. What type and size of vehicle can and can not be traveled on which roads; campsites in and around the park, places to see and do. It is the Best Resource I have found when traveling to a national park(s).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased this book for a recent trip to CA with a specific park in mind. The write-up on the park was extremely useful and accurate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago