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Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide) Paperback – May 6, 2014
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The information is well organized and easy to sort through. It is worth the money. If purchased well in advance, you can do a lot of your planning with its guidance.
This guide is chocked full of concise info, including the "must do" as well as general explanation of what to expect at each park and nearby. Color pictures give you a flavor of the area and inspire further exploration, while maps are clear and quite comprehensive. Recommendations for food and places to stay are also helpful. Even limited trail information for each area is included and gives difficulty levels as well as brief descriptions. Bonuses include driving routes to visit several parks on a trip, along with a little geology, astronomy, history and science. The book covers 34 parks (including three in Canada) each with its own chapter. Although everything can't be covered, at 920 pages you've got a great review of national parks in the western half of North America.
I checked this book out of the library, but I'm purchasing my own copy to help me plan trips to the few parks we haven't visited and as a reminder of the ones we have. You may want to gather additional information once you focus on a park, but this guide will get you started with enthusiasm and a good understanding of the diversity of western national parks and help you choose which ones to visit--or at least the order to try to visit them all! I highly recommend this book. Happy trails to you!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this book. Too bad I could not get a better deal as I found out that a new edition is coming out in May.Published 2 months ago by Happyday
Great layout for a adventure reader. Was satisfied with the detailed listings for each destination, was even able to tackle a few of the hikes listed.Published 4 months ago by Gjones
It's a good guide book. And it's great to get ideas for more trips. I've used it when I went to about 5 or 6 parks. It's good.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fairly detailed on all of the parks, and covers a lot. Love the different itineraries for seeing multiple parks in the same ares. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shirley Touchette
Love this book...my friend and I are going to someplace neither of us had ever been to and this book outlines everything you'd need.Published 7 months ago by Judith Belford