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An Arizona Family Adventure: Prescott’s Frontier Past and a Grand Canyon National Park Overnight

Program Number: 19757RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/21/2013 - 7/26/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Price starting at: $798.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Family Programs; National Parks; Intergenerational
Family
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 18 years of age.

Exploring an Old West cowboy town and perching on the rim of the Grand Canyon watching the sun set — these are the experiences of a lifetime. Forge lasting memories with your grandchild during an adventure that begins in the former territorial capital of Prescott, Ariz., and continues at the Grand Canyon. Spend two days walking the canyon’s South Rim discovering hidden viewpoints, exploring the canyon’s historic district and descending into the canyon on the famed Bright Angel Trail.




Highlights

• Explore the lively town of Prescott, where you learn about cowboys and pioneers and experience Courthouse Square and Whiskey Row — a watering hole for gunslingers when the West was really wild.
• Fun challenges abound on a ropes course, a zip line, a climbing wall and a kayak lake adventure.
• Munch on yummy s'mores during a final-night campfire.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile daily on mostly flat terrain. Elevations of 5,200-7,000 feet.



This is a family program for participants and family members ages 9 and up.



Itinerary Summary

Arrival Prescott, 3 nights; Grand Canyon South Rim, 1 night; Prescott, 1 night; departure.



Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.




Prescott

Mile-high Prescott is nestled in a scenic valley at the edge of the Bradshaw Mountains. In addition to archaeological digs and a wealth of pioneer history, the city boasts a premier flight training center and an annual gathering of cowboy poets.



Grand Canyon National Park

Within the borders of its 1.2 million acres, this World Heritage Site offers bikers, hikers, rafters and campers everything from breathtaking vistas to high adventure. Its 277 miles of raw rock and water continue to amaze generations of visitors.



Accommodations
Prescott: Lodge on grounds of a natural retreat. Grand Canyon National Park: Lodging near South Rim.
Meals and Lodgings
   Chapel Rock Lodge
  Prescott, AZ 3 nights
   Grand Canyon South Rim Lodges
  Grand Canyon - South Rim 1 night
   Chapel Rock Lodge
  Prescott, AZ 1 night
 Chapel Rock Lodge
Type: Lodge
  Description: Retreat style setting. Beautifully wooded grounds seclude the facility in a flat setting between the hills of historic Prescott AZ, with its ideal mile-high climate. Downtown is only two miles away.
  Contact info: 1131 County Club Dr
Prescott, AZ 86001 USA
phone: 877-445-3499
web: www.chapelrock.net
  Room amenities: Private bath, private deck or patio for each room, views of forest and nearby rock outcroppings from each room. No TV, radio or in-room phone. In the same building is a central meeting area with a refrigerator, microwave, sink, sitting area and fireplace. Linens and soap in each room; central area has supply of shampoo and some toiletries.
  Facility amenities: On site cafeteria, patios, forest views all around, outdoor rock fireplaces, free wireless internet access throughout the facility. Handicapped ramps throughout the facility. Free on-site parking.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior:  This facility books groups for seminars and retreats, and is not set up for individual room reservations.
  Check in time: 4:30 PM
  Additional nights after:  This facility books groups for seminars and retreats, and is not set up for individual room reservations.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM

 Grand Canyon South Rim Lodges
Type: Lodge
  Description: The South Rim lodges (Maswik, Yavapai or Bright Angel) are within a half mile of the S. Rim. The lodges are convenient to all the shops, museums and restaurants within Grand Canyon Village. Free shuttle buses stop at each lodge.
  Contact info: S. Rim Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023 USA
phone: 928-638-2631
web: www.grandcanyonlodges.com/
  Room amenities: Television, phone, bath. Refrigerators available upon request for medications.
  Smoking allowed: No


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Hotel check-in after 3:00pm - On site Road Scholar program registration from 4:30 - 5:15 PM. You will be staying at Chapel Rock Lodge that night.
  End of Program:
In Prescott - 10:30 AM. You will be staying at Chapel Rock Lodge the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
On site parking is free
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Prescott, AZ
  Nearest city or town:  Prescott
  Nearest highway: Arizona 69 and Arizona 89
  Nearest airport:  Phoenix (100 miles)
  From End of Program
  Location:  Departures
Travel Details
 

Prescott, AZ to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Shuttle U
phone: 928-442-1000

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $40
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

110 miles

   

Shuttle U offers many shuttles per day. For questions on their schedule and best flight arrival/departure times, call shuttle company PRIOR to booking flights to aid in ease of travel transfers. Best pricing is attained by booking on line at www.shuttleu.com. After booking, will need to call office at 928.442.1000 to request being dropped off at Chapel Rock. At conclusion of program, participants will be dropped off at the Shuttle U office in Prescott for return shuttles to Phoenix airport.

 

Prescott, AZ to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Van Go
phone: 866-448-2646
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $35
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

110 miles

   

Van Go works exclusively with Road Scholar programs and times shuttles to arrive in conjunction with program start/end times. Best to arrive into Phoenix airport by 12:30 PM and book departures after 3:00 PM. If you have questions, call shuttle company PRIOR to booking flights to aid in ease of travel transfers. Van Go picks up from all terminals at Phoenix airport, as well as nearby airport hotels, and drops off at program hotel. Return shuttle departs immediately upon conclusion of program.

 
Driving Directions
  Prescott Chapel Rock Lodge from I-40 westbound Travel west on 1-40 towards Flagstaff, take exit 195 onto I-17 towards Phoenix. Continue on I-17 South for 78 miles to the Cherry Road exit, AZ State Route 169. Continue for 15 miles and turn right at the traffic light at the junction with Arizona State Route 69. In 15 miles, continue onto Gurley Street in Prescott. In approximately 2 miles past the Courthouse Square and Montezuma St., turn left at the stoplight onto Park Ave. In 0.1 miles, turn right onto Coronado Ave. In 0.5 miles turn right onto Country Club Dr. Continue for 0.5 miles and Chapel Rock Lodge will be on your right.
  Prescott Chapel Rock Lodge from Phoenix Travel north on I-17 towards Flagstaff. Continue for 62 miles to exit 262 at Cordes Junction. Take AZ State Route 69 towards Prescott, AZ. Stay on AZ State Route 69 for 34 miles until you reach Prescott. At Highway 89 junction, follow signs to Gurley St. In approximately 2 miles past the Courthouse Square and Montezuma St., turn left at the stoplight onto Park Ave. In 0.1 miles, turn right onto Coronado Ave. In 0.5 miles turn right onto Country Club Dr. Continue for 0.5 miles and Chapel Rock Lodge will be on your right.
Elevation Note: Prescott is at 5,200 feet, Grand Canyon is at 7,000 feet.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival & Check-in / Registration & Orientation / Greetings, Introductions & Orientation
(Sunday, July 21)
   
 Afternoon: CHECK-IN: From 3:00pm. After you have your room assignment, come to the Road Scholar desk in the lodge meeting room between 4:30-5:15pm to register with program staff.

Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

 Dinner: Dinner at the lodge offers healthy choices and great taste. One to two entree choices daily as well as salad bar. Vegetarian choices always available. Main dishes range from chicken to fish to pork, lasagna, meatballs, pot pie with puff pastry and gravy, and more. Side dishes might be cornbread stuffing, green beans, potatoes (roasted or mashed), roasted vegetables, snap peas, sweet potatoes, etc. There are choices for both young and old.
 Evening: ORIENTATION: After greetings and introductions in the lodge meeting room, we’ll have an informative program orientation. We'll review the updated schedule, answer any questions you may have, and cover responsibilities, safety guidelines, and emergency procedures. Then meet all of your fellow participants as you think about all the great activities over the next five days.

You’re about to embark on a fantastic adventure that starts in Prescott, Arizona, where you’ll learn about pioneers and cowboys, enjoy a chance to kayak, and a ropes course. We move on to America’s favorite national park — the one and only Grand Canyon — where you can meet park rangers, walk the rim, discover hidden viewpoints, or descend into the canyon on one of its trails -- either the fabled Bright Angel Trail or the stunning South Kaibab. With lodging not far from the rim, you can enjoy the amazing sunrise/sunset for lasting, shared memories.

   
Accommodations: Chapel Rock Lodge
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Ropes Course / Prescott Field Trip / Evening Program
(Monday, July 22)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge starts off your day on the right foot. You may have a choice of assorted quiches, whole grain pancakes, special egg scramble with biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, or cheese blintzes with strawberry topping. Breakfast meats, fresh fruit, cereal, granola, plain scrambled eggs, juice and coffee/tea available daily. Each day offers one or two hot choices.
 Morning: ROPES/CHALLENGE COURSE: This morning we’ll have a series of team-building activities with the conference center's Challenge Course (requires only average strength and coordination). Don’t worry — all activities are designed for the fun of doing things together and no one is pressured to do anything that would make them uncomfortable. The challenge is finding out just what you are capable of and have fun doing it. We’ll begin with on the ground team building activities to engage all generations together. Optional "high ropes" activities such as wall climbing and gliding on a zip line, etc., will be available for those who want to do more and/or challenge their comfort level.
 Lunch: Lunch at the lodge offers healthy daily entrees which might include one or more of the following: flatbread pizzas, assorted light Italian salads, chicken fajitas, Spanish rice, Caesar salad with grilled chicken, or cookout hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, etc.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Prescott was Arizona's first territorial capital at a time when the West was really wild, and was often called the "Cowboy Capital of the World"! You’ll see many cowboy and ranching influences as we head into this true western town, just a 5-minute van ride from the Conference Center.

We’ll begin at the Sharlot Hall Museum, named for its founder who was one of the West’s most remarkable women: a poet, activist, politician, and historian who collected important Native American and pioneer artifacts. The museum includes compelling exhibits, beautiful gardens, and historic structures such as Arizona's original governor's "mansion" made of rough-hewn logs, built in 1864. Kids especially will have a great experience as we “time travel” from pre-history to frontier America. Discover real historic characters and handle genuine artifacts from Arizona’s past.

We’ll also walk part of famed Courthouse Square in Prescott and infamous "Whiskey Row”— originally a watering hole for Old West cowboys and gunslingers. It won't be hard to imagine what life was like back then.

 Dinner: Dinner at the lodge offers healthy choices and great taste. One to two entree choices daily as well as salad bar. Vegetarian choices always available. See Dinner Day 1 for possible entrees.
 Evening: EVENING PROGRAM: Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Arizona and learn about the reasons that makes this state so unique. Hear about some of the fascinating plants and animals that call Arizona home and how they live in this environment.
   
Accommodations: Chapel Rock Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Kayaking Watson Lake / Nature Walk & Outdoor Activities / Kids Only! / Evening Swim!
(Tuesday, July 23)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge. Each day offers one or two hot choices. Possible entrees include assorted quiches, whole grain pancakes, special egg scramble with biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, or cheese blintzes with strawberry topping. Breakfast meats, fresh fruit, cereal, granola, plain scrambled eggs, juice and coffee/tea available daily.
 Morning: Spend the morning with a kayaking trip to beautiful Watson Lake, approximately ten miles from the Conference Center. Participants will partner with their kin as well as other program participants to learn basic paddling skills on a beautiful lake set amidst stunning granite boulders. When not kayaking there will be an option to hike on the historic Peavine Trail near the Granite Dells. Participants may choose to opt out of any portion of the activity.
 Lunch: Lunch at the lodge offers healthy daily entrees which might include one or more of the following: flatbread pizzas, assorted light Italian salads, chicken fajitas, Spanish rice, Caesar salad with grilled chicken, or cookout hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, etc.
 Afternoon: AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES: Spend the afternoon at camp participating in activities engaging grandparents and grandkids. Participate in a geocaching game OR learn how find your way when you’re lost in an orienteering exercise. There will also be a 'kids only' activity scheduled into the afternoon.
 Dinner: Dinner at the lodge offers healthy choices and great taste. One to two entree choices daily as well as a full salad bar. Vegetarian choices always available. See Dinner Day 1 for possible entrees.
 Evening: EVENING SWIM: After dinner, we’ll make the short trip to a local pool for an evening of fun in the water. You can swim (after waiting long enough for dinner to settle!) or take part in games for all ages and skill levels.

Upon our return to the lodge, pack up for tomorrow's departure for the Grand Canyon following breakfast. Dream about the next day and, perhaps, your first glimpse of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and one of America's national treasures.

   
Accommodations: Chapel Rock Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Grand Canyon Full Day Field Trip and Overnight on South Rim
(Wednesday, July 24)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge. Each day offers one or two hot choices. Possible entrees include assorted quiches, whole grain pancakes, special egg scramble with biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, or cheese blintzes with strawberry topping. Breakfast meats, fresh fruit, cereal, granola, plain scrambled eggs, juice and coffee/tea available daily.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: We’ll depart after breakfast for a full-day field trip to Grand Canyon National Park and overnight stay. The Grand Canyon is one of America’s most powerful and inspiring landscapes, overwhelming our senses first through its immense size, encompassing 1.2 million acres, 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. We’ll visit Mather Point and Yavapai Point on the South Rim with some of the very best views. Learn about the Canyon's awe-inspiring geology as we walk along the rim. The rocks of the canyon are older than any dinosaurs. Rocks at the Grand Canyon comprise some of the oldest rocks known on earth -- up to 1.8 BILLION years old!
 Lunch: Enjoy a sack lunch at a picnic area along the Canyon rim.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Continuing at Grand Canyon National Park, during the afternoon we’ll spend more time along the Canyon's rim and in Grand Canyon Village. We’ll offer short hikes along the rim, make stops at some of the park's most impressive viewpoints and have an opportunity to hike into the Canyon on either the Bright Angel or S. Kaibab Trails either this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

Check-in to a Grand Canyon Lodge around 4:00pm.

 Dinner: Dinner is cafeteria style in a Grand Canyon Lodge offering plenty of options for all tastes.
 Evening: EVENING PROGRAM: This is an iconic national park experience to share with your loved ones.In an amphitheater under the stars — and maybe even with a campfire! — enjoy a presentation by a Grand Canyon National Park Ranger. Topics might be Grand Canyon geology, wildlife such as California Condors, or John Wesley Powell's epic journey down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon.
   
Accommodations: Grand Canyon South Rim Lodges
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Grand Canyon Explorations with Personal Options / IMAX "Grand Canyon: the Hidden Secrets" / Campfire Circle
(Thursday, July 25)
   
 Breakfast: Multiple breakfast options to suit any taste in the lodge dining facility/cafeteria.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: After packing the vans, enjoy a full morning exploring the many hiking and historical points of interest that make up the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. As a very special highlight, there are multiple opportunities for grandparents and grandkids to continue exploring together for the experiences of your personal choice. Your program leaders will be happy to offer guidance so you can choose from the variety of Ranger-led options or head out on your own.

If you choose the independent route, you could take the Hermit (Red Line) Shuttle past many viewpoints to Hermit's Rest on the west rim; hike into the Grand Canyon on the famed Bright Angel Trail; hike along the rim to dramatic overlooks; or visit the historic South Rim Village with points of interest including the El Tovar Hotel, the Hopi House, Bright Angel Trail, and the cliff-hanging Kolb Studio. You might even see a rare California Condor soar overhead!

As we conclude these adventures, we'll regroup and head out for lunch.

 Lunch: Lunch in Tusayan adjacent to the IMAX Theater. Tusayan is about two miles south of the south entrance to the Grand Canyon.
 Afternoon: After lunch, we’ll be wowed by the world-famous IMAX presentation, "Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets." In less than an hour, you’ll discover what would take a lifetime to experience. Follow human habitation from the earliest people who lived in the canyon more than 4,000 years ago to the Anasazi Indians who settled in the canyon more than a 1,000 years ago. Finally, share the thrill of a Grand Canyon white water adventure as Major John Wesley Powell challenges the unexplored Canyon and raging Colorado River in 1869.

We’ll return to Chapel Rock Conference Center in late afternoon.

 Dinner: Dinner at the lodge offers healthy choices and great taste. One to two entree choices daily as well as a full salad bar. Vegetarian choices always available. See Dinner Day 1 for possible entrees.
 Evening: EVENING ACTIVITIES: Tonight after dinner we’ll all join around a campfire circle for S'mores with loved ones and new friends. Surrounded by towering pines and massive granite boulders, the campfire circle provides the perfect setting to reflect on your week of adventures. What did you enjoy most and what was most memorable for you?
   
Accommodations: Chapel Rock Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap-up, Farewells, Program Concludes
(Friday, July 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge. You may have a choice of assorted quiches, whole grain pancakes, special egg scramble with biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, or cheese blintzes with strawberry topping. Breakfast meats, fresh fruit, cereal, granola, plain scrambled eggs, juice and coffee/tea available daily.
 Morning: WRAP-UP AND FAREWELLS: This morning we'll take a trip to Thumb Butte and spend a few hours hiking this iconic symbol of Prescott as we remember our week together and spend the morning with our new friends.

The program concludes by approximately 10:30am. Check-out following program conclusion.

We hope you’ve had a great time together and will join us again for other rewarding Road Scholar programs. May all your journeys together be filled with fun and adventure. We hope you made some grand memories together!

   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Grand Canyon - South Rim General Overview
Within 2 hours of the Grand Canyon: Kachina Wilderness, Cameron Trading Post, Museum of Northern Arizona, historic downtown Flagstaff, Lowell Observatory, Northern Arizona University, Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki and Walnut Canyon (Sinagua ruins) National Monuments, Northern Arizona University. Within 3 hours: Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona redrocks and wilderness areas, Sedona galleries and restaurants, La Posada railroad hotel and restaurant in Winslow.
  Sedona, AZ Jeep Tours
Several Sedona companies offer rugged and scenic 4x4 tours of the beautiful red-rock country surrounding Sedona. Choose from a number of different daily tours that vary in length from approximately 1½ hrs to three hours. Ride over, around, and up the red rocks, through scenic canyons and the wild outback. Great photo opportunities. For additional information, visit www.redrockjeep.com For additional information, visit www.redrockjeep.com
  Red Rock State Park
The Red Rock State Park was opened to the public in 1991. Arizona's famous Oak Creek meanders through this scenic park, creating a diverse riparian habitat abounding with plants and wildlife. Park Facilities include: self-guided and Ranger-led interpretive walks, video and slide programs, hands-on educational exhibits, hiking trails, visitor center, Ramada, restrooms. For additional information, visit www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkhtml/redrock.html For additional information, visit www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkhtml/redrock.html
  Sedona Historical Society
The Museum is focused on the period from 1870 to 1950. Experience the stories of Sedona pioneers, how they lived and the things they used. Visit an exhibit of more than 80 feature movies made in Sedona — many during the Golden Age of westerns. Another room shows the life of the real cowboys and how they worked. There's also an interesting US Forest Service exhibit provided by the Friends of the Forest. A well-stocked gift shop offers items hand-made by Sedona artists and crafts specialists. For additional information, visit www.sedonamuseum.org
  Sedona Trolley
See all of Sedona on two scenic and informative excursions. "The Sedona Highlights" (Tour A) itinerary visits the south side of town highlighted by Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, the Gallery District and a 20-minute visit at the famous Chapel of the Holy Cross. Tour B leaves town entirely and heads out west into the gorgeous scenery of the Dry Creek Valley with great photo opportunities and access to the Enchantment Resort. The tours are fully narrated with lots of good information on the history, geology, climate, flora and fauna of the area, as well as good tips on hiking and biking trails, where to be for sunset and the best places for shopping and dining. For additional information, visit www.sedonatrolley.com
  Tlaquepaque Village
Tlaquepaque is an authentic re-creation of a Mexican town center, set in the old sycamores on the banks of Oak Creek in Sedona. Tlaquepaque is home to upscale galleries offering Native American arts and crafts and statuary, woven goods, jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics and hand-tooled items from other cultures. For additional information, visit www.tlaq.com
  Uptown shops/galleries/restaurants
Conveniently located in the middle of Uptown Sedona, Sedona Center is home to shopping, dining, lodging, and free parking. With stunning red-rock views, Sedona Center offers a wide array of items from jewelry and apparel to home furnishings and art. For additional information, visit www.sedona-center.com For additional information, visit www.sedona-center.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Prescott, Arizona (Images of America Series)


Author: Wildfang, Frederic B.


Description: In 1864, the beautiful park-like basin under Thumb Butte was surveyed, and the town that is now Prescott was laid out along Granite Creek where gold had been panned. Twice designated the capital of the newly established Territory of Arizona, Prescott suffered a devastating fire in July 1900 that destroyed the downtown district, but the blaze afforded the town s resilient citizens the opportunity to rebuild in more durable brick and stone. Since then, the mining and ranching opportunities, the cowboy-and-Indian lore, the commercial ventures, the salubrious climate, and the picturesque landscape have characterized Prescott as one of the most desirable and livable communities in the country. The city s dedication to preserving its unique heritage has resulted in more than 600 buildings being placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the 1864 Governor s Mansion has been beautifully preserved as part of the Sharlot Hall Museum, which opened in 1927. 128pp.



Field Guide to the Grand Canyon


Author: Whitney, Stephen R


Description: This book describes and illustrates the area's plants and animals, and offers fascinating in-depth information on the natural history and geology of this dramatic region. 272pp



Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology


Author: Price, L Greer


Description: This overview of Grand Canyon geology is perfect for the first-time visitor or the seasoned Grand Canyon traveler. Chapters cover the basic priciples of geology, the history of geological exploration at Grand Canyon, the canyon's structural features, and the Colorado River. Includes over 70 photos and illustrations, an index, and glossary. 63pp



Life in Stone: Fossils of the Colorado Plateau


Author: Sadler, Christa


Description: Like pages in a book, the layers of sedimentary rock that are exposed on the Colorado Plateau tell us much about the diversity of environments that have come and gone over a period of hundreds of millions of years. This region is recognized as one of the finest earth-science laboratories in the world. Analysis of the fossil record and new discoveries across the plateau are answering questions, solving mysteries, and making connections that help us understand the history of life worldwide. "Life In Stone" tells the story of past environments and current discoveries with numerous illustrations and lively text written for a general audience. 72pp



Living at the Edge: Explorers, Exploiters, and Settlers of the Grand Canyon Region


Author: Anderson, Michael F


Description: A comprehensive look at the pioneer history of the Grand Canyon Region, from its earliest residents to the creation of the national park at the end of the pioneer era (circa 1920). Included are close to two hundred historic photographs, many never published before, and 12 custom maps of the region. 184pp



Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country


Author: Williams, David B. & Gloria Brown


Description: Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated trailside reference to plants, animals, and geology of an area that includes nine national parks and monuments. 192 pp.



An Introduction to Grand Canyon Ecology


Author: Houk, Rose


Description: 56pp



Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery


Author: Ranney, Wayne


Description: Ranney (Yavapai College) explains how rivers in general can physically carve canyons, looks chronologically at the numerous theories that have been presented by successive generations of geologists regarding the Grand Canyon's formation, and describes a plausible sequence of geologic events that could create such a landscape. Numerous color photographs, detailed illustrations, and maps are provided. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR 160pp



Roadside Geology of Arizona


Author: Chronic, Halka


Description: The 18th printing of this book in the Roadside Geology Series offers a mini-course in geology, focusing on what can be seen from Arizona highways. Although written especially for those with little or no geologic training, there's plenty here for the professional geologist as well--a great introduction to Arizona and its past. Geologic terms are defined where first used and again in the glossary. Inside the front cover is a legend to geological symbols and abbreviations commonly used by geologists. 321pp



The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons


Author: Powell, John Wesley


Description: Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons. 240 illustrations. 432pp



The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon


Author: Fletcher, Colin


Description: The remarkable classic of nature writing by the first man ever to have walked the entire length of the Grand Canyon. 256pp





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