Arizona's Scenic Roads and Hikes
184 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
80 color photos, 2 maps
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Release Date:15 Oct 2020
ISBN:9780826359278
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Arizona's Scenic Roads and Hikes

Unforgettable Journeys in the Grand Canyon State

University of New Mexico Press

Arizona's Scenic Roads and Hikes directs visitors toward the very best the state has to offer. Travel from sun-kissed deserts to the summits of snow-capped mountains, from the cosmic abyss of the Grand Canyon to the red rocks of Sedona and the soaring monoliths of Monument Valley. Visit ancient Native American villages, chase Old West legends, and get your kicks on Route 66.

In this captivating new guide Roger Naylor features all twenty-seven of Arizona's state-designated scenic and historic roads, including five National Scenic Byways. The stunning drives are arranged by region and include starting and ending points, mileage, photos, full descriptions, and suggestions on locally owned places to eat and sleep. Each road trip is paired with attractions and activities including nearby hiking trails. Create a lifetime of memories while exploring the details of Arizona's endlessly diverse and amazing scenery. Travel writer Roger Naylor exclaims, "Welcome to my world."

Roger Naylor coaxes readers outdoors with the promise of an array of wonders.'--Kudos, Verde Valley Newspapers
An exceptional, well-written, organized, and thoroughly 'user friendly' travel guide to the scenic highways and byways of Arizona.'--Midwest Book Review
This volume, on the state's scenic roads and highways, sparkles with [Roger Naylor's] enthusiastic appreciation of its vistas as well as his trademark quirky prose and personal anecdotes.'--Christine Wald-Hopkins, Arizona Daily Star
Roger Naylor is a master storyteller. His words are artfully crafted and paint vivid portraits of the very best Arizona has to offer--our scenic trails, culinary delights, nostalgic roads, and breathtaking views. Roger's passion for Arizona is truly something special.'--Debbie Johnson, director, Arizona Office of Tourism
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 State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State (UNM Press).

Introduction

North Central
Mingus Mountain Scenic Road
Jerome-Clarkdale-Cottonwood Historic Road
Dry Creek Scenic Road
Red Rock All-American Road
Sedona-Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Road

Northern Arizona
San Francisco Peaks Scenic Road
Fredonia-Vermilion Cliffs Scenic Road
Kaibab Plateau-North Rim National Scenic Byway

Route 66
Historic Route 66 All-American Road (Ash Fork to Lupton)
Historic Route 66 All-American Road (Topock to Ash Fork)

Navajo Nation
Diné Tah "Among the People" Scenic Road
Tse'nikani "Flat Mesa Rock" Scenic Road
Kayenta-Monument Valley Scenic Road
Naat'tsis'aan "Navajo Mountain" Scenic Road

Central Highlands
White River Scenic Road
White Mountain Scenic Road
Coronado Trail National Scenic Byway
Desert to Tall Pines Scenic Road

Central Deserts
Apache Trail Historic Road
Gila-Pinal Scenic Road
Copper Corridor Scenic Road West
Copper Corridor Scenic Road East
Joshua Forest Scenic Road

Southern Arizona
Sky Island Parkway National Scenic Byway
Organ Pipe Cactus Parkway
Patagonia-Sonoita Scenic Road
Swift Trail Parkway
Historic Arizona US Route 80

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