Arizona State Parks
160 pages, 5 1/2 x 8
88 color photos, 4 maps, 5 tables
Release Date:15 Oct 2019

Arizona State Parks

A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State

University of New Mexico Press

Winner of the 2020 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Travel

Home to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Arizona is a beacon for outdoor enthusiasts--the desert landscape is brimming with opportunities for exploration and adventure. In this guide we join travel writer Roger Naylor as he takes us through the state parks of this amazing region. The parks featured throughout this book offer some of the best hiking, camping, fishing, boating, stargazing, and wildlife watching in the state. It's no surprise to Arizona residents that these state parks offer the same kind of experience found in national parks and monuments--providing great adventure through easy day trips and weekend getaways.

Arizona State Parks is Roger Naylor's tribute to this state's finest places. Written in Mr. Naylor's inimitable style, it reveals Arizona at its best, with colorful photographs and a personal writing style.'--Southern Arizona Guide
Naylor's style is conversational but thoroughly educational, and he peppers his travelogues with historical factoids and tips to make the most of each location. Keep a copy in your car for road trips this year.'--Leah Lemoine, PHOENIX Magazine
The maps, indexes, and gorgeous photos make this super useful, and the information about the parks' rich history makes it fascinating as well.'--Emily Dieckman, Foothills News (Tucson, Arizona)
A must-read for anyone with a passion for the endless beauty and intriguing history of Arizona.'--Kudos, Verde Valley Newspapers
Naylor's propensity for adding humor, heart, and history has been well documented, and it continues in his latest effort.'--Gabriel Granillo, Arizona Daily Sun
This book has photos, it has maps, it has information, and it has personality. . . . We should all pick up Naylor's book and get out and play.'--Christine Wald-Hopkins, Arizona Daily Star
Naylor's book is part history, part romance, and part guidebook. His love for the state is vividly obvious in this.'
With his been-there-hiked-that approach, Roger Naylor has created a definitive guide to Arizona's thirty-five state parks and natural areas. He takes us there with evocative prose, inviting us to journey into the backcountry for epic hikes, family-friendly swimming holes, and remarkable natural wonders.'--
Ashley M. Biggers, author of Eco-Travel New Mexico: 86 Natural Destinations, Green Hotels, and Sustainable Adventures
Roger Naylor is an award-winning travel writer, an avid hiker, and a road-trip junkie. He is a member of the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame and the author of several Arizona guides, including Arizona Kicks on Route 66 and Boots and Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers.
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