Best Short Hikes in Arizona (Google eBook)

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The Mountaineers Books, Dec 6, 2005 - 240 pages
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* More than 60 short Arizona hikes (ranging from a fraction of a mile to just over 7 miles round trip) * A mix of popular hikes and little-known gems showcasing scenic Arizona hiking * Many hikes in or accessible from major metro areas plus destination parks and landmarks Don and Barbara Laine present the best of the best of Arizona's short hikes-with an emphasis on "user-friendly." To make selection easy, a "Hikes at a Glance" chart lists trails by distance, elevation gain, difficulty, and location. Other charts list hikes by best places to admire rock formations, see desert plant life, enjoy scenic views, explore historic and prehistoric sites, relax along a shady stream or lake, take the kids, or see wildlife. Important details such as entry fees, restrooms, drinking water, and campground information are listed up front; there's a map and elevation profile for each hike. That's to say nothing of the breadth of experiences (from sandy desert floor to steep mountainside and riparian environment) awaiting you; or the detailed trail descriptions with tips on where Hollywood movies were filmed and background on old cabins and mines. Most hikes are rated easy or moderate-making them perfect for families-plus a selection of more strenuous hikes. Regions include the Phoenix, Sedona, Tucson/southern Arizona, and Flagstaff/northeastern Arizona areas; the Grand Canyon (north and south rims) and Petrified Forest National Parks; and Organ Pipe and Chiracahua National Monuments.
  

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Contents

34 Natural Bridge Trail
146
35 Echo Canyon Loop Trail
148
36 Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
152
37 Massai Point Nature Trail
154
38 Rim Trail
162
39 Bright Angel Trail
166
40 Bright Angel Point Trail
169
41 Cliff Spring Trail
173

9 Treasure Loop
57
10 Peralta Canyon Trail
60
11 Boulder Canyon Trail
64
12 Lower Cliff Dwelling Trail
67
13 Gowan Loop Trail
70
14 Pine Creek Trail
73
15 Mica View Trail
81
16 Freeman Homestead Trail
84
17 Valley View Overlook Trail
86
18 Signal Hill Trail
90
19 Brown Mountain Trail
93
20 Canyon Loop Trail
96
21 Sycamore Reservoir Trail
99
22 Butterfly Trail
101
23 Dutch John Trail
104
24 Madera Canyon Nature Trail
107
25 Hunter Trail
110
26 Juan Bautista de Anza National Historical Trail
113
27 Creek and Railroad Trails Loop
116
28 Sonita Creek Trail
120
29 Coronado Cave Trail
123
30 Campground Perimeter Trail
130
31 Victoria Mine Trail
133
32 Desert View Trail
137
33 Red Tanks Tinaja Trail
140
42 Cape Royal Trail
175
43 Island Trail
182
44 Lamar Haines Memorial Wildlife Area Loop Trail
185
45 Lava River Cave Trail
188
46 Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Trail
190
47 Red Mountain Trail
193
48 Ledges Trail
196
49 Red Butte Trail
198
50 Lava Flow Trail
200
51 Wupatki Pueblo Trail
203
52 Doney Mountain Trail
207
53 Sandal Trail
210
54 Aspen Forest Overlook Trail
213
55 Betatakin Trail
215
56 Huckaby Trail
222
57 Devils Bridge Trail
225
58 West Fork Trail
227
59 Red Rock State Park Trail System
231
60 Blue Mesa Trail
238
61 Giant Logs Trail
240
62 Long Logs and Agate House Trails
242
Information Sources
245
Index
250
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About the author (2005)

Don and Barbara Laine have explored the Southwest's mountains, deserts, lakes, and plans for more than 30 years.

Don and Barbara Laine have authored more than a dozen travel guides to destinations from Texas to California, and New Mexico to Montana. Before becoming fulltime travel writers and photographers, Barbara worked as a draftsman in a land surveying office. Individually and together, Don and Barbara have received about a dozen awards from Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, including first place honors for Frommer's Rocky Mountain National Park, and New Mexico and Arizona State Parks.

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