With a large number of beautiful, high-quality colour photographs, this guide is as browsable as the best coffee table books but also supplies travellers with maps, travel tips, and extensive listings for lodging, camping, and sightseeing. From river rafting to scenic fly-overs, the "Grand Canyon" offers a 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 lodging, dining, and camping information given for each. Outfitters for hiking, backpacking, mule rides, and rafting adventures are listed, and carefully researched chapters about the park's history, geology, and wildlife encourage leisurely study of the area's unmatched natural beauty.
James Kaiser is an award-winning travel writer and photographer and author of "Acadia: The Complete Guide, Joshua Tree: The Complete Guide, "and "Yosemite: The Complete Guide."