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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, 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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  • Features an enhanced scale (1:35,000) for increased detail in this high-use area of Grand Canyon National Park: Bright Angel Canyon, North and South Rims. Colorado River miles 60-98, North and South Rim visitor centers, Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon/National Geographic IMAX. Bright Angel Trail (plus elevation profile), West Rim Trail, Kaibab Trail, Arizona Trail, Grand Canyon Lodge, Tusayan, Grand Canyon Railroad Station and more.
  • Park regulations, permit information, backcountry use areas, and contact information for local agencies. GPS compatible; full UTM grid. Approximately 4 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. folded; 27 x 39 in. fully opened.
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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"

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

By James Kaiser

Destination Press
Paperback (316 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.

Fully updated for 2018!

From hiking to biking to river rafting, Grand Canyon National Park is filled with adventures. But without careful planning, a trip there can be overwhelming. Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide helps you 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 gorgeous travel guidebook puts the best of Grand Canyon at your fingertips.

Beautiful color photos showcase the park's best viewpoints and destinations.

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

Detailed maps make travel planning easy.

From Havasu Canyon's stunning waterfalls to incredible day hikes on the North and South Rims, Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide is the only guidebook you'll need.

Filled with tips to save you time and money!

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

Lonely Planet
Paperback (256 pages)

Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (Travel Guide)
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  • Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park
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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.

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!

National Geographic Park Profiles: Grand Canyon Country: Over 100 Full-Color Photographs, plus Detailed Maps, and Firsthand Information

By Seymour L. Fishbein

Brand: National Geographic
Released: 2010-01-19
Paperback (200 pages)

National Geographic Park Profiles: Grand Canyon Country: Over 100 Full-Color Photographs, plus Detailed Maps, and Firsthand Information
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Grand Canyon Country explores the spectacular 277-mile-long gash in Arizona’s red-rock country—noted by Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 as "the most impressive piece of scenery I have ever looked at"—and much more. Along with the geological marvels, amazing views along the popular South Rim, and higher, cooler North Rim, the book probes ancient Indian cultures, remote forests of the Kaibab Plateau, lonely reaches of the Arizona strip, and the multihued landscapes of the Painted Desert. All the wonders of the Grand Canyon are captured in this first-person narrative—from the awe-inspiring sunsets to hikes on treacherous trails to an exciting trip down the Colorado.

Moon Zion & Bryce: Including Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante & Moab (Travel Guide)

By W. C. McRae

McRae W C
Released: 2017-04-18
Paperback (350 pages)

Moon Zion & Bryce: Including Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante & Moab (Travel Guide)
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  • Moon Zion Bryce Including Arches Canyonlands Capitol Reef Grand Staircase Escalante Moab Travel Guide
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Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure

Moon Zion & Bryce is the ultimate guide to exploring all five national parks that define southern Utah's thrilling landscape.

Inside you'll find:
  • Full coverage of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park, plus Grand Staircase Escalante and Moab
  • Strategic, flexible itineraries, ranging from one day in each park to a week-long road trip covering all of them, designed for outdoor adventurers, road-trippers, families, and more
  • The top experiences and unique ideas for exploring each park: Find the best spots for photographing the sunrise, or get your adrenaline pumping on a white-water rafting excursion down the Colorado River. Explore the beautiful remains of ancient Native American rock art on display all over the parks, or discover the creative, energetic spirit of nearby Moab. Enjoy the serenity of Bryce in winter on cross-country skis, or take a week-long summer road trip to hit every spot on your list
  • Strategies for getting to the parks and traveling between them, with suggestions of the best places to stop along the way to eat, rest, or explore, including coverage of gateway cities and towns like Moab, Kodachrome Basin, and Escalante
  • Expert tips from seasoned explorers and Utah experts W.C. McRae and Judy Jewell for travelers looking to go backpacking, canyoneering, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, or hiking, plus essential packing and health and safety information
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Where to stay inside and outside the parks, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resort
  • Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations
  • Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
  • Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history
With Moon Zion & Bryce's expert advice, diverse activities, and local insight, you can explore the parks your way.

Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.

For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks.

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.

Grand Canyon Trail Map 5th Edition

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Sky Terrain
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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!

Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide: Grand Canyon National Park

By James Kaiser

Destination Press
Paperback (304 pages)

Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide: Grand Canyon National Park
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Filled with beautiful color photographs, this award-winning guidebook reveals the best of America's most famous national park. Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide equips travelers with detailed maps, travel tips, and extensive listings for lodging, camping, and sightseeing. From river rafting to mule rides, the Grand Canyon is filled with plethora of potential activities—but without careful planning, a trip to this popular national park can be overwhelming. This guide divides the attractions into sections—the North Rim, South Rim, Colorado River, and Havasu Falls—with information given for each, including how to avoid crowds. The park's most popular hiking trails are covered in detail, and outfitters for backpacking, mule rides, and whitewater rafting are listed. Carefully researched chapters about the park's history, geology, and wildlife take readers behind the scenes, providing fascinating context for one of earth's greatest natural wonders.

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

PUBLISHERS GROUP UK
Released: 2016-05-10
Paperback (928 pages)

Fodor s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West features comprehensive information on everything within each of the 38 national parks of the West and on the towns and attractions nearby. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from rafting the raging Colorado River as it pushes through the Grand Canyon, to viewing wildlife in Yosemite while you hike, to watching Yellowstone’s Old Faithful geyser in action. This guide also includes special chapters to help you choose a park and advice for planning your visit like what to pack, which park passes to buy, and photography tips.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations
· In-depth breakout features on great lodges of the National Parks, tips for stargazing, exploring the Colorado River, and Yellowstone’s Old Faithful
· Covers: Arches National Park, Badlands National Park, Banff National Park, Big Ben National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Channel Islands National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Death Valley National Park, Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Basin National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Jasper National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Olympic National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Pinnacles National Park, Redwood National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Saguaro National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Zion National Park


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