- Series: Backroads of ...
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Voyageur Press; 1st edition (April 15, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0760329567
- ISBN-13: 978-0760329566
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.5 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,544,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Backroads of Utah: Your Guide to Utah's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures Paperback – April 15, 2008
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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.
About the Author
Theresa A. Husarik is a writer, photographer, and Utah resident with a love of travel and the outdoors and nearly twenty years of experience exploring the nooks and crannies of her home state. Her images and articles have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, and since 1997, she has produced about.com's Salt Lake City web site (SaltLakeCity.about.com).
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I am surprised that this book found a publisher; must be nepotism or something.
Also, seems pretty sneaky to give your own book a five star review. Authors should NOT be reviewing their own books!
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!
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.
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.
Don't ask me which drive is my favorite because I can't possibly pick! Each part of Utah is a little different than the other and each has its own beauty and amazing recreation opportunities. Each also comes with some pretty amazing history.
And, besides the text, the book is full of full-color pictures (125+) as well as several black and white historical photos. The pictures make it kind of like a picture book with lots of text.
A friend who bought the book said, "Looking through and reading this makes me want to get in the car and go for a drive. And the text and sidebars include some great out of the way things that make it obvious the author has been there several times and really knows Utah."