By using some 300 photos and 17,000 words of original writing the GRAND CANYON & FLAGSTAFF GUIDE helps you make the most of your visit to this most-visited US National Park and the gateway Arizona towns of Tusayan, Williams and Flagstaff. From hikes to viewpoints, day-trips to heli-tours, railroading, lodging, dining, activities, and tours, this app explains it all.
INTRODUCING THE GRAND CANYON
Whether strolling the rim trail with ice cream cone in hand or backpacking to the river – the most rigorous feat many hikers ever attempt – the majesty of the GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK is more than the human mind can absorb in a day, week, or lifetime. A World Heritage Park, Wonder of the World and icon of the West, the park attracts visitors from around the world. From any one viewpoint, you can see only a fraction of the 18-mile-wide, 277-mile-long chasm, but even that’s enough to boggle the mind. Stare across the vast maze of buttes, ridges, and cliffs and the wonderment only increases, especially as the shifting light transforms the scene from afternoon shadows to the golden hues of sunset.
More than the gateway to Grand Canyon National Park, FLAGSTAFF rates as one of Arizona’s premier travel destinations. “Flag” began as a lumbering and railroad center in the mid-1800s then became a Route 66 stopover and a Grand Canyon gateway but offers much more. The historic downtown features haunted period hotels, a heritage district and there are world-class museums, an arboretum and a famous observatory to enjoy too. Meanwhile, just beyond the fringes of town, three nearby national monuments and the Arizona Snowbowl in the San Francisco Mountains help make the the city an outdoor Mecca.
All the region’s DESTINATIONS are given in-depth introductions, but you can also search SIGHTS and ACTIVITIES by theme, or make the most of your time by following one of several ITINERARIES. Then there are suggestions of where you might EAT, DRINK and SHOP; and since the app is fully-independent the recommendations are not advertisements!
★ Coconino National Forest
★ Grand Canyon North Rim
★ Grand Canyon South Rim
ITINERARIES & TOURS
★ Around The Peaks Drive
★ Flagstaff In-A-Day
★ The North Rim In-A-Day
★ South Rim: Desert View In-A-Day
★ South Rim: Hermit Road In-A-Day
★ Tuweep (Toroweap).
SIGHTS & ACTIVITIES
★ Kids & Families
★ Natural History
★ Winter Sports
★ Sunrise & Sunset
EAT, DRINK & SHOP
★ Shops & Shopping
APP TECHNICAL FEATURES:
✔ One-click website LINKS.
✔ One-click PHONE CALLS (on phones).
✔ NAVIGATE quickly using the app's global search; internal hyperlinks, and its many images.
✔ LOCATION info (using your device's GPS).
✔ Detailed MAPS and the ability to ADD YOUR OWN markers.
✔ Save and share FAVOURITES.
✔ Easily CONTACT the author.
• The entire contents of the Grand Canyon & Flagstaff Guide is freely available by installing above. The only restrictions are that this will only work when you are online and only with intermittent ads.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
George Miller, an environmental photojournalist, has been writing nature and travel-oriented books and articles for more than two decades. He regularly contributes travel articles and photography to magazines and newspapers across the nation. He taught photography programs and college ecology-geology classes at the Grand Canyon. He has written ten books, seven wildflower guides, an iBook, six apps, and traveled extensively throughout the western U.S. See his articles, photography and books on his websites, travelsdujour.com and wildflowerstx.com.