Backroads & Byways of Arizona: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

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The Countryman Press, Oct 5, 2009 - Travel - 216 pages
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An easy-to-follow guide from a longtime local, offering up 12 unique road trips that will take you into the heart of the Grand Canyon State.

From the deserts near the U.S./Mexico border to the pine tree forests along the Mogollon Rim, and back to the west “coast,” where the Colorado River runs its wild course, Arizona resident Jackie Dishner is your guide to all the wonders this state has to offer. Arizona’s quirks, colors, spectacular landscapes, and serene spots set the tone as you explore the Grand Canyon State.

Dishner will introduce you to old-timers, take you inside Native American ruins, and share the stunning vistas to be found if you venture off the beaten path. You’ll find adventures you’ll never forget on every page.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
The Old West Highway to Globe
13
On the Road to Hot Salsa
33
AravaipaIts Another World Out There
47
Zane Greys Rim Country
63
A State Was Born in Prescott Valley
81
TubacWhere Art and History Meet
97
Arizonas West CoastThe Colorado River Runs through It
111
Where the Kicks Are on Historic Route 66
131
Verde Valley Views
147
Wine Country North
165
White MountainsSnowcaps Cowboys and Cattle
177
The NavajoHopi Triangle Tour or Close Enough
195
Other Resources
214
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Author and public speaker Jackie Dishner writes from her home office overlooking the Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix, Arizona, where she rides her Trek up and down canal banks and bike paths. Dishner is a frequent contributor to Arizona Highway, HGTV.com, US Airways Magazine, and many other publications.

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