Backroads & Byways of Indian Country: Drives, Day Trips and Weekend Excursions: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico

Backroads & Byways of Indian Country: Drives, Day Trips and Weekend Excursions: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico

by Teresa Bitler

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Backroads & Byways of Indian Country: Drives, Day Trips and Weekend Excursions: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico by Teresa Bitler

12 itineraries introduce you to the Native American tribes of the Colorado plateau and take you to hundreds of documented and undocumented Ancestral Puebloan ruins, including those at major sites like Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon.
Whether a native of this region or a traveling visitor, you will find this guide replete with all the information you need to travel off the beaten path in the Four Corners territory of the Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. With chapters devoted to individual drives, you will know what to look for and expect in this culturally fascinating region.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881509571
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Series: Backroads & Byways Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 634,518
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Teresa Bitler is an Arizona native and freelance travel writer who loves to write about her home state. She lives in Queen Creek, AZ.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

Things to Know 15

1 Canyons of the Ancients 21

2 Standing in Four States at Once 39

3 The Riches of the San Juan Mountains 53

4 The Ancestral Puebloans of New Mexico 71

5 The Pueblos of the Old Spanish Trail 87

6 The Artists of the Zuni Mountains 107

7 The Heart of the Navajo Nation 125

8 The Hopi Way of Life 143

9 Scenes from the Old West 157

10 The Paiutes and Lees Ferry 175

11 The Indian Cultures of Scenic Southern Utah 193

12 The Tribe at the West Rim 209

Other Resources 227

Arizona Contacts 227

Colorado Contacts 227

New Mexico Contacts 228

Utah Contacts 229

Other Contacts 229

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