This is the second book in a series of detailed guidebooks covering all the best “life-list” backpacking vacations in the spectacular backcountry of the American West. This new volume specifically covers the best such adventures in the states of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Every conceivable aspect of trip planning is covered in the guide, including maps and descriptions of the trail, where to locate the nearest airport, other area attractions that shouldn’t be missed, and guide services that are available. A noteworthy feature of the book is the individual vignettes that give insight into the historical significance of many of the trails. Also unique are the interesting and humorous personal accounts that the authors share from their personal experiences hiking these routes. Backpackers will find a wide range of outstanding trips, from high mountain adventures to some of the world’s best lower-elevation canyon hikes. Best Backpacking Trips in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico provides an extensive choice of terrific expeditions.
“This is the essential guide for planning and getting the most out of your outdoor adventure. It’s filled with helpful tips, detailed maps, valuable interpretive notes, and lively personal stories that will enrich your backpacking experience. With authors Mike White and Douglas Lorain as your guides, a lifetime of adventure on the trail awaits.” —Greg Witt, author of Best Short Hikes in Utah’s National Parks