Frommer's National Parks of the American West

Frommer's National Parks of the American West

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More than 65 million people visit the national parks annually-and overcrowding has become a serious problem. So we sent our authors out to hit the trails and campsites to figure out how to beat the crowds and enjoy an unspoiled experience of nature.Our authors take you to the most spectacular landscapes in the western U.S. and provide advice for every kind of park visitor, from the day-tripper who wants to see the highlights quickly to the back-country camper to the families traveling with kids. This incredibly detailed, complete guide covers every kind of activity available in each park, from hiking to bird watching, with a range of sports for visitors of all ages and skill levels.Frommer's National Parks of the American West also includes reviews of park lodges, camping, and nearby accommodations to help you plan all aspects of your trip. Exact prices are listed for every establishment and activity. No other guide offers such detailed, candid reviews...or such honest advice.Complete with maps of every park (including detailed maps of hiking trails in the major parks), plus a stunning 16-page full-color photo insert!show more

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  • Electronic book text | 692 pages
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Frommers
  • United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 9780764571688

Table of contents

List of Maps. Acknowledgments. Introduction: Enjoying the Parks Without the Crowds. 1. Just the Facts: Planning Your Trip to the National Parks of the American West. 2. Arches National Park. 3. Badlands National Park. 4. Big Bend National Park. 5. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. 6. The Black Hills: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument & Custer State Park. 7. Bryce Canyon National Park & Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. 8. Canyonlands National Park. 9. Capitol Reef National Park. 10. Carlsbad Caverns National Park. 11. Channel Islands National Park. 12. Crater Lake National Park. 13. Death Valley National Park & Mojave National Preserve. 14. Devils Tower National Monument. 15. Glacier National Park & Waterton Lakes National Park. 16. Grand Canyon National Park. 17. Grand Teton National Park. 18. Great Basin National Park. 19. Great Sand Dunes National Monument & Preserve. 20. Guadalupe Mountains National Park. 21. Joshua Tree National Park. 22. Lassen Volcanic National Park. 23. Mesa Verde, Canyon de Chelly, Chaco & Other Archaeological Sites of the Four Corners Region. 24. Mount Rainier National Park. 25. North Cascades National Park. 26. Olympic National Park. 27. Petrified Forest National Park. 28. Point Reyes National Seashore. 29. Redwood National & State Parks. 30. Rocky Mountain National Park. 31. Saguaro National Park. 32. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. 33. Theodore Roosevelt National Park. 34. Yellowstone National Park & Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. 35. Yosemite National Park. 36. Zion National Park & Cedar Breaks National Monument. Appendix: Useful Toll Free Numbers & Websites. more

About Don Laine

Don and Barbara Laine have written about and traveled extensively throughout the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest. They are the authors of Frommer's guides to Utah, Colorado, and Montana and Wyoming, as well as Frommer's Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, Frommer's Yosemite & Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks, and Frommer's Rocky Mountain National Park; and are contributing authors to Frommer's Texas. Jack Olson, a longtime resident of Denver, wanders the Rockies and the entire country as a freelance photographer and writer. He writes travel articles for AAA magazines and his photos may be seen in such publications as Backpacker, Audubon, Sierra, and National Geographic Books. Eric Peterson is a Denver-based freelance writer who has authored Frommer's Montana & Wyoming and Frommer's Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks; and contributed to Frommer's Texas, Frommer's Yosemite & Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks, and Frommer's Colorado. He also writes for several Colorado-based business and entertainment periodicals, makes a mean chicken chile, and takes as many weekend treks into the Rockies as possible. A California native, Shane Christensen has written travel guides throughout the American Southwest, as well as books covering destinations in Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He is coauthor of Frommer's Argentina & Chile. Shane is also a Foreign Service Officer and currently works as Special Assistant to Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, more

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