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Backroads of Utah: Your Guide to Utah's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures (Backroads of ...) [Kindle Edition]

Theresa A. Husarik
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Book Description

Known for its canyons and breathtaking views, its whitewater rivers and Wild West outposts, its tranquil lakes and fantastic rock formations, Utah is one of the most beautiful and varied places on the planet. Backroads of Utah takes you to every corner of this spectacular state, from Dinosaur National Monument to Rainbow Bridge, from historic squares to outlaw hideaways, from the vaulting natural arches of Arches National Park to the exquisite formations in Timpanogos Cave.

Utah, home to five national parks, seven national monuments, and six national forests (as well as forty state parks and an extensive system of scenic byways), has something for every traveler. And whether youre seeking adventure or the quiet contemplation of nature, an immersion in history or a taste of culture, the backroad adventures charted in this book will take you where you want to go.

Theresa Husariks inviting text and lovely color photographs offer a thorough overview of Utahs landscapes, its legacy, and its people. With detailed travel directions and maps, as well as entertaining sidelights from the states history, this handy guide to Utahs justly famous attractions and lesser-known gems makes a perfect companion for any traveler in the Beehive State.



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Book Description

Known for its canyons and breathtaking views, its whitewater rivers and Wild West outposts, its tranquil lakes and fantastic rock formations, Utah is one of the most beautiful and varied places on the planet. Backroads of Utah takes you to every corner of this spectacular state, from Dinosaur National Monument to Rainbow Bridge, from historic squares to outlaw hideaways, from the vaulting natural arches of Arches National Park to the exquisite formations in Timpanogos Cave. With detailed travel directions and maps, as well as entertaining sidelights from the state’s history, this handy guide makes a perfect companion for any traveler in the Beehive State.

From the Back Cover

Not long ago, the only way to explore Utah was by backroad. While the Beehive State now has one of the fastest-growing populations in the West, Utah is still full of off-the-beaten-path places that offer views of breathtaking mountain peaks, vast dry desert landscapes, glowing red-rock arches, and signs that dinosaurs and ancient peoples once lived here.

            In Backroads of Utah, longtime resident Theresa A. Husarik leads you on thirty driving tours—complete with maps and route directions—to the state’s most scenic corners. You’ll visit all five of the state’s stunning national parks—Bryce Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands—as well as abandoned Old West mining towns, majestic mountains that are home to the greatest snow on earth, and the Great Salt Lake’s largest island.

            Tracing the history of Mormon pioneers, mountain men, and even the movie business in Utah, this book also takes you along the old Pony Express route, follows the Colorado River to glorious Lake Powell, and heads to rugged lands that will test your sense of off-roading adventure. With more than 120 full-color photos of Utah’s best scenery, as well as interesting historical archive photos, Backroads of Utah truly showcases the many inspiring wonders of this state.


Product Details

  • File Size: 7409 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press; 1st edition (April 15, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004CRTKIA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #634,831 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent travel and resource book June 24, 2008
Format:Paperback
This book is excellent! I bought it about 3 weeks ago, and I happened to be meeting some friends in Colorado this past weekend at Dinosaur National Park. So I threw the book into the car almost as a last minute thought. Thank heavens I did because I ended up getting lost and used the maps to get me on the right track. After we were well on our way, and going the right direction I started reading through the book while my husband drove. We decided that because of her great descriptions that we wanted to go see Josie Bassetts cabin. That night around the campfire, I read the section about Vernal, Greenriver and Dinosaur National Monument to my friends from Colorado (one who is blind). It was great because it gave us a sense of history about the place. The part about Josie was very cool and we would have never known all that had I not got the book. For the next couple of nights I ended up reading sections of the book to my friends around the campfire. It made us all want to explore Utah more. In fact we are going to Bear Lake in a couple of weeks and wouldn't leave home with out it.

As for the pictures - they are exquisite! Colorful and clear, the ones of the wildflowers are amazing.

As to the previous person's post - not sure why he thinks any of these roads are not backroads - most of Utah is backroads. I have lived here for over 10 years and I highly recommend this book - it gives you information that you can't find at the monuments, or parks - it gives the history of individuals and so much more.

If you buy one book for your road trips this is the one to buy!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Time Travel Guide to Utah June 24, 2008
By Jude
Format:Paperback
I love this book.
Bought in the Spring, it is a very popular among the house guests. I went on line to buy a few for gifts.

The obviously active author took the photos and drove the roads, rather like an old fashioned "route 66" take on travel. However, the information is approachable and current spiced with a little history.

Enjoy!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! June 24, 2008
Format:Paperback
I own this book and love it.

The cover photo really drew me into the contents. I had intended to thumb through this book one evening, but instead found myself reading the whole thing.

I'm surprised and sorry that a previous reviewer was so negative; it's a shame to be so critical.

I'm happy with the text as well as the images--the author did a wonderful job.

I've only been to Utah for short visits, so I can hardly wait to use this fine resource for a lengthier exploration of this lovely state.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars GREAT PICTURES NOT MUCH ELSE January 30, 2010
By NPS
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I WISH I HAD HEEDED THE OTHER REVEIWS I READ... WE WANTED TIPS TO OFF THE BEATEN TRACK THINGS TO SEE AND DO ... BUT MOST OF THE NARRATIVE WAS TYPICAL TOURIST RHETORIC. PICTURES ARE TRULY BEAUTFUL AND IF THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU.
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