Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park

Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park


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Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park by Lonely Planet, Jennifer Rasin Denniston, Bridget Gleeson

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go rafting on the Colorado River, ride a mule down into the Grand Canyon, or view it from above on a helicopter ride around the canyon's rim; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Grand Canyon National Park and begin your journey now!

Inside the Lonely Planet Grand Canyon Travel Guide:

  • User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations
  • Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - 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, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation, and Native Americans
  • Over 32 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout
  • Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes
  • Covers Grand Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Valle, North Rim, South Rim, Havasupai Reservation, Hualapai Reservation, Flagstaff, Sedona, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Colorado River and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park, our most comprehensive guide for exploring the Grand Canyon, is perfect for those interested in both the top and off-the-beaten path experiences.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781742207254
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Series: Travel Guide Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 247,444
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

The Authors6
This Book8
South Rim
North Rim
Both Rims
River Rafting
Road & Mountain Biking
Mule Trips
Horseback Riding
Cross-Country Skiing
Helicopter Rides & Airplane Tours
Ranger Programs
Classes & Learning Vacations
Fun for the Kids
Planning the Trip56
North or South?
When to Go
Gathering Information
What's It Going to Cost
Bringing the Kids
Health & Safety
Dangers & Annoyances
Getting There
Experiencing Grand Canyon76
When You Arrive
Getting Around
Policies & Regulations
South Rim79
Getting Around
Driving Tours
Walks & Day Hikes
Other Activities
North Rim109
Getting Around
Driving Tours
Walks & Day Hikes
Other Activities
Exploring the Backcountry123
Backcountry Hiking
Rafting the Colorado
Map Section141
Places to Stay156
South Rim156
Inside the Park
Outside the Park
North Rim163
Inside the Park
Outside the Park
Places to Eat167
South Rim167
Inside the Park
Outside the Park
North Rim172
Inside the Park
Outside the Park
Around the Grand Canyon174
Kaibab National Forest (South Rim)
Hualapai Indian Reservation
Havasupai Indian Reservation
Lake Mead & Hoover Dam
Kaibab National Forest (North Rim)
Lees Ferry & Marble Canyon
Page & Glen Canyon
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
The Story in the Rocks
Reading the Formations
Forces at Fork
Life Zones
Life Through the Seasons
Animals Great & Small
Plant Life
Stresses on the System
General Grand Canyon Information
Tour Operators
Useful Organizations
Beyond the Grand Canyon

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