Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon by Tim Hull

By Tim Hull

This full-color advisor to Arizona and the Grand Canyon comprises shiny pictures and invaluable making plans maps.
Freelance author and reporter Tim Hull deals up the easiest of Arizona, no matter if you are rafting down the Colorado River or exploring the artwork galleries of Sedona. Hull contains artistic journey recommendations for all pursuits, equivalent to A Grand street journey. As an Arizona local, he courses tourists to the Grand Canyon State's best-kept secrets and techniques, together with “sky islands," small woodlands came upon on mountain levels within the Sonoran barren region. From exploring crimson Rock nation to vacationing the Navajo state to observing the sunlight set over the Grand Canyon, Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon provides tourists the instruments they should create a extra own and remarkable adventure.

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Here you’ll learn the story of the early days of commercial transportation in the sparsely populated and bandit-stalked Old West, back when delivering the mail or a passel of mining-camp supplies could get you killed at worst, and mighty sore and bone tired at best. Wells Fargo’s founders, Henry Wells and William Fargo, partnered with John Butterfield in 1850 to form the American Express Company and later operated along the famed Butterfield Overland Stage Route, a 2,795-mile trail from St. Louis to San Francisco that passed through Arizona along the way.

Don’t lose heart, though. There is much in this mostly urbanized valley to do and see, eat and watch, find and buy. HIGHLIGHTS LOOK FOR M TO FIND RECOMMENDED SIGHTS, ACTIVITIES, DINING, AND LODGING. M Heard Museum: Discover the histories and ways of life of Arizona’s many Native American communities at this renowned institution, filled with artistic, ceremonial, and daily-life artifacts from both ancient history and more modern times (click here). M Phoenix Art Museum: Spend hours browsing through one of the Southwest’s top cultural depositories, where you’ll see a spectacular array of the art of the American West and of the Western world (click here).

Drive through the San Pedro Valley or the Mountain Empire. Do some wine-tasting in Elgin, shop in Bisbee, or drive the dirt roads into the Huachuca Mountains and up to the Coronado National Memorial. Visit Chiricahua National Monument, Cochise Stronghold, Patagonia, Madera Canyon, Kartchner Caverns, or Tombstone. A full, busy day will allow you to make, say, three or four major stops, depending on your personal interests and the amount of time you spend at any one place. You’ll likely arrive back at your hotel in Tucson late.

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