Hidden Southwest: Including Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Utah, and Southwest Colorado


Offers insider advice on seeing the best of the Grand Canyon, shopping for authentic American Indian crafts and exploring Old West ghost towns while avoiding the tourist traps along the way

Reviews distinctive lodging options including grand golf resorts around Phoenix, spa retreats in Sedona and dude ranches out on the open range

The perfect backroads adventure guide with recommended trips down lost highways ...

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Offers insider advice on seeing the best of the Grand Canyon, shopping for authentic American Indian crafts and exploring Old West ghost towns while avoiding the tourist traps along the way

Reviews distinctive lodging options including grand golf resorts around Phoenix, spa retreats in Sedona and dude ranches out on the open range

The perfect backroads adventure guide with recommended trips down lost highways to distinctive but little-visited locales

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569755754
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Series: Hidden Travel Series
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 703
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Harris' fascination with ancient civilizations started in the Anasazi cliff dwellings of Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park, where he guided tours during the summer while in college. When he is not climbing over mesa and browsing trading posts, he is writing travel books for publishers such as Ulysses Press and Fodor's.
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Table of Contents

The Southwest     1
The Story of the Southwest     4
Geology     4
History     5
Flora     10
Fauna     11
Where to Go     12
When to Go     19
Seasons     19
Calendar of Events     19
Calendar of American Indian Events     23
Before You Go     27
Visitors Centers     27
Packing     27
Lodging     30
Dining     32
Driving Notes     33
Traveling with Children     33
Gay & Lesbian Travelers     34
Women Traveling Alone     34
Senior Travelers     35
Disabled Travelers     36
Foreign Travelers     36
Outdoor Adventures     37
Camping     37
Permits     41
Boating     41
Fishing     42
The Grand Canyon     44
The South Rim     45
Outdoor Adventures     56
The North Rim     60
Outdoor Adventures     64
Arizona Strip     67
Lee's Ferry     75
Transportation     77
Northeastern Arizona     79
Southern Navajo Country     84
Western Navajo Country     92
Hopi Indian Country     95
Central Navajo Country     101
Northern Navajo Country     112
Outdoor Adventures     117
Transportation     121
North Central Arizona     123
Flagstaff Area     124
Sedona Area     141
Verde Valley & Jerome Area     153
Prescott     156
Outdoor Adventures     162
Transportation     168
Western Arizona     171
Kingman Area     172
Lake Mead Area     178
Bullhead City/Laughlin Area     183
Lake Havasu Area     191
Parker Dam Area     196
Outdoor Adventures     199
Transportation     202
South Central Arizona     204
Phoenix     208
Phoenix Gay Scene     221
Scottsdale     223
Tempe/Mesa Area     232
North of Phoenix     236
South of Phoenix     241
Outdoor Adventures      244
Transportation     250
Eastern Arizona     252
Apache Junction Area     253
Globe     260
Safford Area     266
Clifton-Morenci Area     271
Alpine Area     274
Pinetop-Lakeside Area     276
St. Johns Area     280
Outdoor Adventures     282
Transportation     287
Southern Arizona     288
Tucson     289
East of Tucson     311
South/West of Tucson     321
Outdoor Adventures     331
Transportation     337
Santa Fe Area     339
Santa Fe     342
Road to Taos     362
Las Vegas Area     368
Los Alamos Area     375
Chama Area     382
Outdoor Adventures     387
Transportation     393
Taos and the Enchanted Circle     395
Taos Area     396
Enchanted Circle Area     409
East of Cimarron     415
Outdoor Adventures     422
Transportation     427
Northwestern New Mexico     428
Grants Area      429
Gallup Area     434
Four Corners Area     440
Outdoor Adventures     448
Transportation     450
Albuquerque and Central New Mexico     451
Albuquerque     452
Outside Albuquerque     470
Turquoise Trail     475
Santa Rosa Area     478
Mountainair Area     487
Socorro Area     490
Outdoor Adventures     492
Transportation     497
Southern New Mexico     499
Southeastern New Mexico     500
South Central New Mexico     514
Southwestern New Mexico     525
Outdoor Adventures     533
Transportation     539
Southwestern Utah     541
St. George Area     546
Zion Area     555
Cedar City Area     565
Bryce Area     572
Escalante Area     581
Outdoor Adventures     590
Transportation     602
Southeastern Utah     603
Lake Powell Area     608
San Juan County Area     616
Moab Area     627
Outdoor Adventures      639
Transportation     647
Southwestern Colorado     649
Durango-Silverton Area     650
Cortez-Dolores Area     662
Mesa Verde Area     667
Outdoor Adventures     670
Transportation     678
Index     680
Lodging Index     696
Dining Index     700
About the Authors and Illustrator     704
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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Great Resource for BOTH New and Returning Southwest Travelers

    The Southwest US is full of wonderful natural discoveries. This book helped me plan 5 trips to the area, each one fabulous because we didn't just hit the high points in the major travel books. The insights into
    B and B's, the out of the way spots you might not choose when driving by, the great meals in new and old restaurants....... I could go on and on. I have been traveling in the Southwest for 15 years and each trip has been great because of this handy, packable tour guide. I just purchased my third copy, the prices, places and recommendations have changed over the years. ......need new ideas for our 2010 spring excursion.

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