Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park [NOOK Book]

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the changing light of sunset over the South Rim, go rafting along the Colorado River's twists and turns, or take a mule ride down to the canyon floor; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of...

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Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park

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Overview

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the changing light of sunset over the South Rim, go rafting along the Colorado River's twists and turns, or take a mule ride down to the canyon floor; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Grand Canyon National Park and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park Travel Guide:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots and being safe and responsible
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices, transit tips, emergency information, park seasonality, and hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Contextual insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, geology, wildlife, and conservation
  • Over 36 trail and park maps
  • Useful features - including Driving Tours, Travel with Children, and Day and Overnight Hikes
  • Coverage of North Rim, South Rim, Colorado River, Havasu Canyon, Cape Royal Point, Little Colorado River, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices)

  • Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail
  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews
  • Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see
  • Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash
  • Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links
  • Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalize your guidebook experience
  • Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park, our most comprehensive guide to the Grand Canyon, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Southwest USA Travel Guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.
  • Looking to visit more than one national park in the USA? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover USA's Best National Parks, a photo-rich guide to the country's 27 most popular natural attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Wendy Yanagihara, and Jennifer Denniston.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742208688
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Travel Guide
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 686,279
  • File size: 25 MB
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Table of Contents

The Authors 6
This Book 8
Introduction 10
Itineraries 12
South Rim
North Rim
Both Rims
Highlights 17
Activities 35
Hiking
River Rafting
Road & Mountain Biking
Fishing
Mule Trips
Horseback Riding
Cross-Country Skiing
Helicopter Rides & Airplane Tours
Ranger Programs
Classes & Learning Vacations
Fun for the Kids
Planning the Trip 56
North or South?
When to Go
Gathering Information
What's It Going to Cost
Accommodations
Bringing the Kids
Health & Safety
Dangers & Annoyances
Getting There
Experiencing Grand Canyon 76
When You Arrive
Getting Around
Policies & Regulations
South Rim 79
Orientation
Information
Getting Around
Driving Tours
Sights
Walks & Day Hikes
Other Activities
Essentials
North Rim 109
Orientation
Information
Getting Around
Driving Tours
Walks & Day Hikes
Other Activities
Essentials
Exploring the Backcountry 123
Backcountry Hiking
Rafting the Colorado
Map Section 141
Places to Stay 156
South Rim 156
Inside the Park
Outside the Park
North Rim 163
Inside the Park
Outside the Park
Places to Eat 167
South Rim 167
Inside the Park
Outside the Park
North Rim 172
Inside the Park
Outside the Park
Around the Grand Canyon 174
Kaibab National Forest (South Rim)
Hualapai Indian Reservation
Havasupai Indian Reservation
Williams
Flagstaff
Sedona
Lake Mead & Hoover Dam
Kaibab National Forest (North Rim)
Fredonia
Kanab
Lees Ferry & Marble Canyon
Page & Glen Canyon
History 227
Ancient Cultures of the Grand Canyon
Spanish Explorers & Missionaries
Trappers, Traders & Surveyors
Removal of Native Americans
John Wesley Powell
Tourists Arrive
The Grand Canyon as a National Park
The Grand Canyon Today
Geology 249
The Story in the Rocks
Reading the Formations
Forces at Fork
Ecosystem 256
Life Zones
Life Through the Seasons
Animals Great & Small
Plant Life
Stresses on the System
Appendix 270
General Grand Canyon Information
Accommodations
Transportation
Tour Operators
Activities
Useful Organizations
Beyond the Grand Canyon
Maps
Books
Bookstores
Index 279
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  • Posted February 8, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    A must-have for a very exciting, entertaining and efficient trip to the Grand Canyon

    My wife just got back from the Grand Canyon and defiantly would not have had the time that we did if we did not have this book on us! Personally I get a Lonely Planet travel book before I go anywhere, its always the basis for my research into my travels. This travel book is no different from any other Lonely Planet books, it has great reviews, tips, activity ideas, sample itineraries and more. There are a couple pages of pictures in the beginning, but if you are a real visual person I would recommend supplementing this book with a picture book of some sort. Have fun, and be safe!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 20, 2014

    HOW DO YOU CHANGE FROM ANONYMOUS TO YOUR NAME??????????????

    Help!

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    Cought rainstorm

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

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    If you plan to visist the Grand Canyon and do some hiking, you should prepare yourself.

    I was looking for a guide with some photos as inspiration and effective discription of possible hikes to make a preselection of trails for a winter visit at the Grand Canyon. Beside hiking I was looking also for other possible activities at the Grand Canyon and selected this guide after having a look at the available guides in the local BN store.
    You can get already some information on the webpage of the National Park, but I wanted a little bit more.
    Hiking the Grand Canyon has some partly deadly risks, if you are not well prepared and overestimate your skills, resources and supplies. The maps for the individual trails in this guide include altitude lines, an often neglected topic in many hiking guides in the US and an very important information for the Grand Canyon hikes.
    Additional information is available at the visitor centers and bookstores at the Grand Canyon, but it is better to use the time at the National Park for some nice hikes.

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