Five million visitors a year from around the world can’t be wrong! A look at the dramatic scenery of the Grand Canyon leaves all who witness it somehow changed.
Grand Canyon National Park, the newest addition to Lonely Planet’s national park series, is the best overall vacation planner to this enormous national park. Averaging 10 miles wide and a mile deep, the Grand Canyon boasts the North Rim and the South Rim, each offering a different, yet overwhelming view of the park, as well as countless other ways to glimpse this wonder of nature.
While other guides tend to cover inside-of-the-park highlights only, or focus on one particular activity, Lonely Planet’s new Grand Canyon National Park provides: Excellent maps – the comprehensive map section includes detailed maps of the entire park broken down by region, maps to each entrance and maps of surrounding areas. Helpful hiking and camping charts – the hiking charts are easy-to-read, quick reference tools that contain information on the name, type, starting location, distance, duration, challenge, elevation, features, facilities and description of the hikes in the park. Camping charts tell which sites are good for kids, allow pets, are wheelchair accessible, or have facilities like drinking water, flush toilets, and RV hook-ups. Strong ‘Activities’ coverage – Detailed information is provided for the avid adventurer, the casually curious and fun-loving families. Activities include hiking, rafting, biking, skiing, climbing and canoeing. This section provides the particulars on where to have the best experience of each, both inside and outside of the park. Authors who are experts in their fields – With a strong, fun-spirited voice, their writing honors the parks as the true gems they are, but is not overly reverent in tone. Our authors tell where to find the most incredible natural wonders, but also where to go for a beer in a nearby cowboy bar. Comprehensive coverage beyond the park borders – Includes detailed information on national forests and wilderness areas, plus lesser-known nearby towns. They also provide detailed information on accommodations, dining, activities and attractions in outlying areas. This is value added information which can greatly enhance a visit to the park. Countless nuggets of useful information – In handy, easy-to-find sidebars, find quick tips, ‘best of’ lists for an area or activity, roadside attractions and other ‘did-you-know’ type information to inform and educate all visitors to the park.
A trip to a national park quite often provides the initial opportunity to awaken a love of travel, learn how to explore along the way and marvel at the wonders of nature. Lonely Planet’s new Grand Canyon National Park guide will be the inspiration for a stay of any length!
Grand Canyon National Park
Jennifer Denniston, Amy Marr & David Lukas
$19.99, 296 pages, paperback
ISBN 1 74059 561 0
Available March 2004