Moon Handbooks: Grand Canyon

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This is the essential guide for anyone wishing to explore the Grand Canyon, its outer reaches, and the nearby Navajo and Hopi Reservations. Moon Handbooks: Grand Canyon provides detailed coverage of mule rides, white-water rafting, scenic hikes and drives, and expanded information on gateway towns, such as Flagstaff, Williams, Page, Fredonia, and Kanab.
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Overview

This is the essential guide for anyone wishing to explore the Grand Canyon, its outer reaches, and the nearby Navajo and Hopi Reservations. Moon Handbooks: Grand Canyon provides detailed coverage of mule rides, white-water rafting, scenic hikes and drives, and expanded information on gateway towns, such as Flagstaff, Williams, Page, Fredonia, and Kanab.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566913713
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Series: Moon Handbooks Travel Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 620
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Land 2
Geography
Climate
Flora and Fauna 5
Vegetation Zones and Wildlife
History 7
Prehistory
Exploration
Settling In
The People 10
Native Americans of the Grand Canyon Area
Special Topic
Old-Growth Forests 7
On the Road 13
Outdoor Recreation 13
Keeping the "Wild" in Wilderness--Know Before You Go
Staying Healthy
Entertainment and Events 17
Accommodations 17
Food and Drink 21
Getting There and Around 22
Tours
Money Matters 25
Communications 26
Information 27
Weights and Measures 29
Special Topics
Giardia 16
Motel and Hotel Chains 18
Driving Tips 22
Visiting Grand Canyon National Park on a Shoestring 26
Grand Canyon National Park 30
South Rim Sights 32
Grand Canyon Village Area
West of Grand Canyon Village
East of Grand Canyon Village
Kaibab National Forest (Tusayan Ranger District)
Valle
South Rim Practicalities 41
South Rim Accommodations
South Rim Campgrounds
South Rim Food
South Rim Services
South Rim Information
South Rim Tours
South Rim Transportation
North Rim Sights 53
Bright Angel Point and Vicinity
North Rim Practicalities 56
Bright Angel Point
North of the Park
The Western Kaibab Plateau
The Eastern Kaibab Plateau
Toroweap
Inner Canyon Hiking 66
Corridor Trails of the Inner Canyon
Threshold, Primitive, and Wild Zones of the Inner Canyon (South Rim)
Threshold, Primitive, and Wild Zones of the Inner Canyon (North Rim)
Running the Colorado River 80
Your Options
River Companies
Down the Colorado Through the Grand Canyon
Special Topics
Grand Canyon Highlights 31
Mary Colter, Architect of the Southwest 34
Silence in the Canyon 38
Point-and-Shoot Pointers 42
Shuttling Out to the South Rim 51
Arizona Trail: The Grand Canyon Section 67
Fun on the Trail Checklist 70
Canyon Rocks 75
Endangered Fish of the Colorado River 97
Western Grand Canyon and the Arizona Strip 100
Havasupai and Hualapai Indian Reservations 100
Visiting Havasu Canyon
Visiting the Hualapai Indian Reservation
The Arizona Strip 107
Wilderness and Scenic Areas on the Western Arizona Strip
Pipe Spring National Monument
Kanab and Vicinity
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Fredonia to Marble Canyon on US 89A
Lees Ferry
Paria Canyon--Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
Page 132
Sights and Hikes
Practicalities
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area 141
Lake Powell
Glen Canyon Dam
Marinas
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Special Topics
Western Grand Canyon and Arizona Strip Highlights 102
The Desert Tortoise 106
Navajo Bridge: The Old and the New 126
Northeastern Arizona 150
Introduction 150
The Land
History
Native American Cultures
Northeastern Arizona Practicalities
Western Navajo Country 157
Cameron
Tuba City
Northern Navajo Country 162
Navajo National Monument
Kayenta
Monument Valley
Four Corners Monument
Eastern Navajo Country 168
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
South Rim Drive of Canyon de Chelly
North Rim Drive of Canyon del Muerto
East of Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Window Rock
Vicinity of Window Rock
Ganado
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
Hopi Country 180
Keams Canyon
First Mesa
Second Mesa
Hopi Cultural Center
Third Mesa
Special Topics
Northeastern Arizona Highlights 151
Shopping for Native American Arts and Crafts 156
Hopi Kachinas and Calendar 182
Flagstaff and Vicinity 189
The Land
History
Transportation
Flagstaff 195
Sights
Recreation
Accommodations
Food
Entertainment and Events
Shopping and Services
Information
Transportation
North of Flagstaff 217
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Wupatki National Monument
East and West of Flagstaff 220
To the East: Walnut Canyon National Monument
To the West: Williams
Vicinity of Williams
Ash Fork
Seligman
Grand Canyon Caverns
Special Topics
Flagstaff Area Highlights 193
The Marvellous Country 194
Flagstaff's Flagpoles 195
Planet X 200
Resources 233
More Accommodations in the Gateway Cities 234
Suggested Reading 239
Accommodations Index 248
Restaurants Index 250
General Index 252
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