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.
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
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