Best Easy Day Hikes Tucson

Author: Bruce Grubbs
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493027778
Size: 31.84 MB
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Best Easy Day Hikes Tucson includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in and around Tucson, Arizona. Discover a region of diverse scenery and natural splendors—including a beautiful cactus forest; the Sendero Esperanza Trail, a classic example of the Sonoran Desert's lush vegetation; and the famous Seven Falls, a series of seasonal cascades in Bear Canyon.

Tucson Hiking Guide

Author: Betty Leavengood
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 0871089769
Size: 34.65 MB
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This rich, enthusiastic guide to the Tucson, Rincon, Santa Catalina, and Santa Rita Mountains has been completely revised. Betty Leavengood’s fourth edition of her bestselling Tucson Hiking Guide offers new routes and updated access information, detailed maps, and clear descriptions to area trailheads. This latest edition includes thirty-seven hikes rated easy to difficult by mountain range; revised information on precautions for desert hiking; historical notes, photographs, and anecdotes; and detailed maps and descriptions with elevation/distance.

Five Star Trails Tucson

Author: Rob Rachowiecki
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897324439
Size: 21.82 MB
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Tucson lies in a saguaro-studded desert basin surrounded by four mountain ranges and book-ended by two national parks. In an hour you can drive from an arid canyon in the Arizona-Sonora desert to a pine-forested mountain at 9000 feet. Hiking trails are plentiful and as varied as the terrain. Five-Star Trails: Tucson by Rob Rachowiecki guides you to diverse hikes suitable for anyone from wheelchair-using nature lovers to hikers looking for an all-day workout. Each trail has been thoroughly researched, recently hiked and includes a detailed description, trail profiles and map. At a glance categorical ratings, such as Scenery, Trail Condition, Difficulty, Solitude and kid-friendliness, let you quickly select a trail that fits your tastes and ability. Other key information such as fees, restrictions for dogs on the trail as well as advice on when to visit offers you the best information so you can plan your trip with ease. Sized to fit in a pocket, this guide is convenient to keep in the car or toss into a backpack. Driving directions direct hikers to the nearest trailhead parking areas, and GPS trailhead coordinates get them to the start of the trail.

Best Easy Day Hikes Palm Springs And Coachella Valley

Author: Bruce Grubbs
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762765860
Size: 56.70 MB
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Best Easy Day Hikes Palm Springs and Coachella Valley includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.

The Creaky Knees Guide Arizona

Author: Bruce Grubbs
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 157061833X
Size: 58.45 MB
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The Creaky Knees Guide Arizona is a hiking guidebook filled with kinder, gentler trails. Created for anyone who--regardless of age--can't or doesn't want to hike great distances over rough terrain to gain beautiful vistas and enjoy the wilderness. Here are 80 of the best easy-to-walk hikes throughout the state. Most are day hikes, but there are a handful of backpack trips worthy of the Creaky Knees stamp of approval. Trails are divided into regions: Grand Canyon, Northeast Plateaus, San Francisco Peaks Area, Mogollon Rim Country, Central Highlands, White Mountains, Phoenix Area, Tucson Area, Southern Mountains, and Western Deserts. In addition to a full-trip description, each hike includes: Elevation gains, including a topographical map. Clear, up-to-date driving directions. Mileage and estimated hiking time, trail conditions, effort level, best season, map references, exploring options, access, permits required, and where to find more information. Further directions to offshoot hikes, if you reach the end of the hike, but want to extend your workout. A chart at the front of the book compiles the hikes per effort level required, overall hike rating, and best season(s) to hit the trails. Written in a personal but informative tone by outdoors expert Bruce Grubbs, this Creaky Knees guidebook is a perfect resource anyone can use to explore the beauty of Arizona, without breaking too much of a sweat.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Phoenix

Author: Charles Liu
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897328094
Size: 43.16 MB
Format: PDF
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With more than 4 million people, the Phoenix metropolitan area is one of the country's largest. Surprisingly, it's also one of the most diverse and dramatic for hikers, with scenic destinations ranging from area parks, greenbelts, and preserves to high and low deserts and breathtaking mountains. This easy-to-use guide features the best scenic day hikes, determined by author Charles Liu using state-of-the-art GPS technology. These hikes are geared to every skill level, whether it's a comfortable stroll for the family or a tricky trek for the more fearless hiker. Stretching from Hidden Valley to the south to the Superstition Wilderness to the north, the book contains clear trail maps and profiles complemented by detailed descriptions and useful at-a-glance information. All roughly within an hour's drive of the Valley of the Sun, the trails highlighted in this updated edition begin right inside the city limits with popular Camelback Mountain.

Best Loop Hikes Arizona

Author: Bruce Grubbs
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594852251
Size: 38.37 MB
Format: PDF
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* 75 loop hikes throughout Arizona, from easy half-day trails to extended journeys * Hikes for every season, with planning chart for best time to go * Many hikes accessible from Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Phoenix, and Tucson It's Arizona hiking with a welcome twist: no tandem driving, no dropping off a car at the end of the trail, and no turning around to hike back the way you came. Bruce Grubbs has selected the best existing loop trails and stitched together segments of other trails to form new loops. This is a guidebook of tremendous variety. You have your pick of terrain: desert, canyon, mountain, or forest. There are hikes along old pioneer trails, through volcanic fields, and past petroglyph views. To top it off, you'll often hike through several different life zones on the same trail -- Grubbs is your guide in understanding these, too. Best Loop Hikes Arizona includes elevation profiles and charts listing hikes by special interest and best times to go. Water availability is listed for each hike, plus tips on hiking in comfort and safety in Arizona's extreme conditions. Regions covered in this guidebook include Grand Canyon, Mogollon Rim, White Mountains, Mazatzal Mountains, Superstition Mountains, and Southeast Mountains.

Best Hikes With Dogs Arizona

Author: Renee Guillory
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594852237
Size: 54.26 MB
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CLICK HERE to download a free hike along "Little Spring" from Best Hikes with Dogs Arizona * Guidebook to 75 dog-suitable trails throughout the Arizona -- many accessible from urban areas * How to keep your dog safe, healthy, and hydrated in Arizona's arid climate * What to pack for your dog: the Ten Canine Essentials and the doggy first aid kit Renée Guillory and her canine companion, Artemis, have hiked more than 700 miles together in Arizona. Now they share their favorite trails, presented through dog-centric eyes. On most trails, you'll encounter few people to dodge. Most hikes offer shade, if not water, to help keep your dog cool in extreme Arizona conditions. The trails in Best Hiikes with Dogs Arizona emphasize terrain that's easy on the paws and give advance warning, trail by trail, on canine hazards to watch for. There are also tips on dealing with dog emergencies and for hiking with minimum dog-impact on the environment. Ranging from short day hikes to extended backpacking trips, many trails included are clustered around urban areas including Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Sedona/Prescott, and other communities in Mogollon Rim country. There are hikes as far-flung as the Mexican border and in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona.

Moon Take A Hike Phoenix

Author: Lilia Menconi
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 1612385311
Size: 47.15 MB
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The Sonoran Desert draws visitors from far and wide to walk among the iconic Saguaro cacti, craggy boulders, and spiky plant life that can be found nowhere else. Phoenician Lilia Menconi grew up on these trails, and in Moon Take a Hike Phoenix, she shows you the best hikes in and around the city—all within two hours of Phoenix. With details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead, Menconi has all the bases covered. Suggested lists of hikes include: Best Historical Hikes Best Summit Views Best Hikes for Solitude Best Kid-Friendly Hikes Best Butt-Kickers Best Hikes for Wildflower Season Best Hikes Near Water Best Hikes for Wheelchair Access Let Menconi show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers. Each hike profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail. From South Mountain Park with its many petroglyphs to the white granite rock formations of White Tank Mountain Regional Park, your trip begins with Moon Take a Hike Phoenix. This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

100 Classic Hikes Arizona 4th Edition

Author: Scott Warren
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594859086
Size: 35.79 MB
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•17 all-new hikes •More than half the color photos are new •All hikes completely reviewed and re-checked 100 Classic Hikes: Arizona, 4th Edition, is the newest update in the popular Classic Hikes series of full-color coffee-table-quality hiking guidebooks. This informative and easy-to-use guide is also so beautifully produced, it makes a terrific gift for an outdoor enthusiast, visitor, or new neighbor in Arizona. Previous editions of this guidebook have been very popular, and readers on Goodreads.com give it four stars. All hikes have been vetted by public lands.