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Moon Zion & Bryce

Including Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante & Moab

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Sixth Edition, April 2015
Pages: 352

Price: $19.99 USD
ISBN: 9781631210198

Price: $13.99 USD
ISBN: 9781631210204

Seasoned travel writers W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell offer an in-depth look at the national parks of southeastern Utah, from the awe-inspiring sandstone cliffs of Zion to the otherworldly rock formations of Arches. The authors provide suggestions for great trip ideas, such as the Best of Southern Utah’s National Parks and Standing High: The Best Vistas. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this handbook has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. With advice on hiking the remote corners of Canyonlands, mountain biking in Slickrock Canyon, and finding the best brewpub in Moab, Moon Zion & Bryce gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.

What’s inside Moon Zion & Bryce

Enjoy the very best of Zion & Bryce with these itineraries:
  • The Best of Zion & Bryce
  • Red Rocks Road Trip
  • Avoiding the Crowds
  • Ancient Rock Art
  • Best Day Hikes
  • Hoodoos and Views
Explore what Zion & Bryce has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

  • Zion National Park including Springdale and Vicinity, St. George, and Cedar City
  • Bryce Canyon National Park including Vicinity of Bryce Canyon, Tropic, and Panguitch
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument including Escalante, Boulder, and Kanab
  • Capitol Reef National Park including Torrey
  • Canyonlands National Park including Island in the Sky District, Needles District, The Maze District, Horseshoe Canyon Unit, and The River District
  • Arches National Park
  • Moab
  • The Southeastern Corner including South of Moab, Cedar Mesa and Vicinity, Lake Powell and Glen Canyon, and West of Canyonlands

W. C. (Bill) McRae has been exploring Utah for several decades, each time getting farther off the road and digging deeper into the landscape. Every trip has a different focus, whether it’s hiking into a new and more remote canyon, fixating on ancient rock art, or going deluxe at guest ranches. Bill has written for Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, and Mobile Guides, and has contributed to 1000 Places to See Before You Die. He has also edited books for National Geographic and provided content for websites sucha as and When not fixing up his old house in Astoria, Oregon, Bill has a day job as a high-tech marketing writer.

While visiting Goosenecks State Park, Judy Jewell realized that, like the river below, she might be an example of entrenched meandering. Perhaps so . . . her work on the Moon Handbooks to Utah, Montana, and Oregon has taken her to both the popular destinations and the remote areas in these states. In Utah, there’s nothing she likes better than tromping through a dry wash in search of rock art or an old granary. When she’s at home in Portland, Oregon, Judy works as a technical and scientific editor and a yoga teacher.