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The latest book in the America’s Best Day Hiking series, Hiking Arizona offers a comprehensive guide for exploring the beauty and splendor of one of the country’s most scenic states. With detailed descriptions of 98 different trails, you’ll not only know where to go but also what to expect when you get there.
Unlike some state guides that concentrate on certain parks or regions, Hiking Arizona covers it all, including the Grand Canyon and other top hiking destinations. Large maps provide rich detail in a format that’s easy to read, and the book’s unique trailfinder function allows you to quickly locate trails based on criteria important to you. It also features park hours, length and difficulty of trails, facility details, permit requirements, and other pertinent information for parks and surrounding areas.
Designed for hikers of all interests and capabilities, Hiking Arizona has the details you need to make the most of each destination, including beautiful photos to whet your appetite for the incredible journey ahead. From seasonal attractions to surrounding sites worth the visit, Hiking Arizona makes sure the only surprise that awaits you is the breathtaking beauty of the trip.
1.Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
2.Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
3.Hualapai Indian Reservation
4.San Francisco Volcanic Field
5.Sycamore Canyon Wilderness
6.Red Rocks/Secret Mountain Wilderness
7.Sedona Area (Coconino National Forest)
8.Wet Beaver Creek Wilderness
9.Lake Havasu State Park
10.Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
12.Pine Mountain Wilderness
13.Agua Fria National Monument
14.Hassayampa River Area
15.Hell’s Canyon Wilderness
16.Lake Pleasant Regional Park
17.Cave Creek Recreation Area
18.White Tank Mountain Regional Park
19.South Mountain Park
21.Usery Mountain Recreation Area
23.Lost Dutchman State Park
25.Cave Creek Area
27.Four Peaks Wilderness
30.Sierra Ancha Mountains
31.Pinal Mountain Recreation Area
32.Sierra Estrella Wilderness
33.Tabletop Mountain Wilderness
34.Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
35.Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness
36.Pusch Ridge Wilderness
37.Catalina State Park
38.Mount Wrightson Wilderness
39.Saguaro National Park East
41.Santa Teresa Wilderness
46.Lower Coronado Trail
48.Bear Wallow Wilderness
49.Blue Range Primitive Area
Christine Maxa is a national and international award-winning freelance writer. She has authored three books on Arizona hiking: Autumn Color in Arizona: 50 Great Hikes, Arizona's Best Wildflower Hikes-The Desert, and Arizona's Best Wildflower Hikes-The High Country. She has been featured on National Public Radio and has written for numerous publications, including Arizona Highways, Backpacker Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and Southwest Art.
Maxa wrote the “Hike of the Week” column for the daily Arizona Republic for more than two years and is on the advisory committee for the Arizona State Committee on Trails.
She currently writes a hiking column for Arizona Living magazine and serves as executive assistant of the advisory committee for the Arizona State Committee on Trails. Maxa resides in Phoenix, Arizona.