Fodor's The Complete Guide To The National Parks Of The West
-EXPANDED COVERAGE: This edition features completely updated coverage of the best sites, dining, and lodging in and around each park. Detailed road trip itineraries will take the guesswork out of planning a great trip through the parks, with advice on how long to stay at each park, which parks to string together, and driving distances.
-ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Rich full-color features help travelers make the most of top experiences, from white-water rafting on the Colorado River and understanding Yellowstone's geothermal features to choosing a historic lodge and stargazing. The illustrated field guides to wildlife and geology make identification a snap.
-INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: A must for summer travel, this book is not only indispensable on the ground; it also makes choosing a park simple. Thirty-six western U.S. national parks and two Canadian parks are divided by state in the What's Where section, making it easy to decide which parks to see together. The Best of the National Parks section breaks down the parks by themes, such as parks for day-trippers, for spotting wildlife, and for inspiration. The Outdoor Adventures section lists the best parks for hiking, rafting, rock climbing, and camping. Everything needed to plan a visit is here, from information on discount park passes and what to pack to tips for families and photographers. Each park has a convenient overview with highlights and practical advice for getting around, plus information on activities, dining, and lodging in and around the park.
-SPECIAL EVENTS: To celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2016, the National Park Service will initiate a far-reaching public engagement campaign to increase interest in the parks. Throughout 2016, there will be fun symposiums, exhibits, and educational opportunities to commemorate the centennial. Fodor's National Parks of the West will feature a special section on the centennial with useful information.
-DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's National Parks of the West offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife.
-INCLUDES: Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Arches, Joshua Tree, Rocky Mountain, Petrified Forest, Redwood, Banff, and more.
-ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.