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Grand Canyon


The Grand Canyon is a spectacular deep natural gorge, carved by the Colorado River, that runs through Arizona. Most of the Canyon being contained within Grand Canyon national park.
Grand Canyon from the South Rim


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Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide: Grand Canyon National Park (Color Travel Guide)

Destination Press
Paperback (312 pages)

Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide: Grand Canyon National Park (Color Travel Guide)
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Discover the best of Grand Canyon in this award-winning, full-color travel guidebook.

From hiking to river rafting, Grand Canyon National Park is filled with outdoor adventures. But without careful planning, a trip there can be overwhelming. Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide gives you everything you need to make the most of your time in the park.

Whatever your interests ― hiking the Bright Angel Trail, riding mules to Phantom Ranch, watching sunset from Hopi Point, relaxing at a historic lodge ― this travel guidebook puts the best of Grand Canyon at your fingertips.

Beautiful color photos showcase the park's best destinations.

Fascinating chapters on Geology, History and Wildlife reveal the story behind the scenery.

Detailed maps make travel planning easy.

From the stunning waterfalls in Havasu Canyon to incredible day hikes on the North or South Rim, Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide is the only guide you'll need!

Winner: Benjamin Franklin Award (Best Full-Color Travel Guide)

Winner: Independent Publisher Book Award (Best Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Bridget Gleeson

imusti
Paperback (256 pages)

Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (Travel Guide)
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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.

Grand Canyon, North and South Rims [Grand Canyon National Park] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

By National Geographic Maps - Trails Illustrated

National Geographic
Map Map (2 pages)

Grand Canyon, North and South Rims [Grand Canyon National Park] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)
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  • Approximately 4 1/4" x 9 1/4" folded; 27" x 39" fully opened
  • Map revised - 2009
  • Waterproof
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic Map

Explore the uniquely inspiring and wondrous landscape of the Grand Canyon with National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Grand Canyon National Park, North and South Rims. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map is designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with unmatched detail of the heart of the park. Key areas of interest featured on this map include Colorado River miles 60-98, North and South Rim visitor centers, Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan, Bright Angel Trail (plus elevation profile), West Rim Trail, Kaibab Trail, Arizona Trail, and more.

With miles of mapped trails in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire country, the Grand Canyon North and South Rims map can guide you off the beaten path and back again. Designed with a wide range of visitors in mind, this map features detailed and easy to read trails, accurate road network, campgrounds, scenic overlooks and points of interests, visitor centers and facilities, color coded bus stops with routes, plus park regulations, backcountry use areas, and contact information for local agencies. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and major lakes.

Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.

Other features found on this map include: Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab National Forest, Little Colorado River, Marble Canyon.

  • Map Scale = 1:50,000
  • Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

Hiking Grand Canyon National Park: A Guide to the Best Hiking Adventures on the North and South Rims

By Ben Adkison

NATIONAL BOOK NETWRK
Paperback (264 pages)

Hiking Grand Canyon National Park: A Guide to the Best Hiking Adventures on the North and South Rims
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Fully revised and updated, Hiking Grand Canyon National Park provides first-hand descriptions and detailed maps for all of the park's developed trails as well as tips on safety, hiking with children, access, and services. This guide includes scenic and exciting hiking adventures for both the North and South Rims.

A Complete Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks: Covering Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, and Grand Canyon National Parks (English and Japanese Edition)

By Eric Henze

Gone Beyond Guides
Paperback (226 pages)

A Complete Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks: Covering Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, and Grand Canyon National Parks (English and Japanese Edition)
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Looking for a Great vacation? A Complete Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks will give you everything you need to know.

The seven most amazing national parks within the Southwest United States are covered in full within these pages; from what to do, where to stay and dining options, both inside the parks and nearby. All surrounding national monuments and state parks are also described in detail. "A Complete Guide.." is packed with maps, pictures, tips, stories, and we dare say, fun! This book has something for everyone, whether you are traveling in style or camping, whether you like to hike in the rugged backcountry or just sightsee.

This is A Complete Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks!

This book is designed to give you everything you will need to plan the perfect visit to the Grand Circle.

First hand reviews of over 170 lodges, campgrounds, and restaurants within the Grand CircleFull detailed descriptions with maps of Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, Arches, Mesa Verde, Capitol Reef, and Canyonlands
PLUS 28 more national monuments, state parks and recreation areas
Hundreds of tips, where to go, things to do, hikes, rafting, jeep tours, scenic tours, park history, stories and other insights. If you are looking for a complete vacation guide, this is the book!

Grand Canyon Trail Map 5th Edition

By Sky Terrain

Sky Terrain
Map (2 pages)

Grand Canyon Trail Map 5th Edition
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Beautiful, accurate, very detailed and best selling Grand Canyon map is now available in the 5th edition. Local favorite. Waterproof and Tear Tough. Fine shaded relief and 100ft contours give a detailed & stunning view of the Canyon topography. Mileage info to all trail junctions, plus cumulative mileage for select segments. Includes trail profile graphs. Thoroughly reviewed by Park Rangers. Detailed topographic trail map of 308,000 acres in central Grand Canyon. 1:40,000 scale covers 8 USGS quads. 308 miles (495km) of trails shown with trail ratings, text descriptions & statistics. Most complete & accurate map of the area. Includes 100ft contours, shaded relief, UTM grid for use with GPS, hydrology with springs & drinking water (including a chart), backcountry use zones for permit planning, and other trip information. Printed on waterproof, tear-tough paper. This map covers the huge core of Grand Canyon National Park. This is the area where 99% of visitors travel and where 90% of overnight backcountry trips take place, and where most trails and reliable water sources are. The map does not cover the vast and more isolated western sections, nor the far NE corner. (Zoom into the inset maps above to see exact coverage.) Includes a handy and concise bus map. All in all this is a very useful and legible map. Hope you like the new edition!

Who Pooped in the Park? Grand Canyon National Park: Scat and Tracks for Kids

By Gary D. Robson

Farcountry Press
Paperback (48 pages)

Who Pooped in the Park? Grand Canyon National Park: Scat and Tracks for Kids
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Michael, Emily, and their parents explore Grand Canyon National Park. Wildlife can be elusive, and both kids are disappointed when, at first, they don't encounter many animals in the park. The kids quickly learn, however, that there are animals all around, and these creatures leave behind scat and tracks. Colorful illustrations of animals and their scat and tracks, and a quick-reference chart make field identification a breeze!

Grand Canyon National Park 2018 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar, USA United States of America Scenic Nature

By BrownTrout Publishers

Browntrout
Calendar (28 pages)

Grand Canyon National Park 2018 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar, USA United States of America Scenic Nature
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Carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, the Grand Canyon is a vision of rocky beauty. The canyon was born more than 17 million years ago and is now maintained by the Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, and the Havasupai Tribe. Colorful striations and vivid desert plants fill this amazing square wall calendar, mentally transporting you directly to the site.

This calendar includes a 6 month (July - December) 2017 planner page, so get yours early!

Calendar includes holidays, moon phases, image captions with locations and other information, the highest quality photography and more!

The Grand Canyon: Native People and Early Visitors (Images of America: Arizona)

By Kenneth Shields Jr.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2000-11-09
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The Grand Canyon: Native People and Early Visitors (Images of America: Arizona)
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Unlike appreciating America's other natural wonders such as waterfalls, glaciers, mountains, or prairies, one must struggle to absorb, assimilate, and comprehend the Grand Canyon's tremendous scale. Captured here in over 250 vintage images is the human drama of survival and coexistence in the canyon, from the native tribes who struggled with life on the rim, to the pioneers who came to foster and manipulate the early tourist industry in America's oldest natural resource. Covering the tribes that called the canyon home and the seekers who flocked to the area to find their fortune in gold and tourism, author Kenneth Shields exposes the human layers so often overlooked. Seen here are the native tribes who survived the harshest conditions of the canyon, including the Hopi, Havasupai, Navajo, and Paiute. Readers will recognize the images of popular tourist spots like the El Tovar Hotel and the Navajo Bridge, as well as the early conservationist faces of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft.

Grand Canyon (A True Book: National Parks)

By Josh Gregory

Childrens Pr
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Grand Canyon (A True Book: National Parks)
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Offering some of the most breathtaking sights on the planet, the Grand Canyon is an immense chasm sculpted from many layers of colorful, ancient rock. Readers will explore this natural wonder and learn how it was formed. They will also find out what role the canyon has played in human history, how and why it became a national park, what it is like to visit the park, and much more.


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