US Mountain States Guidebooks

Recent US Mountain States Guidebook Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Westwater Books Belknap's Waterproof Canyonlands River Guide

A classy, cargo pocket-sized, waterproof guide to over 350 miles of the Green and Colorado Rivers through and above Canyonlands National Park, with detailed maps, illustrations, and text on the region’s colorful geology and history. Works well as a stand-alone guide for river trips. In the winter of 2018, during our year-long residence in Tuscson, my wife and I decided to splurge on a 6-day guided raft/dory trip on the Colorado River from near Moab, Utah, down through Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Falcon Guides Paddling America: Discover and Explore Our 50 Greatest Wild and Scenic Rivers

“Paddling America: Discover and Explore Our 50 Greatest Wild and Scenic Rivers” showcases some of the best paddling experiences in the USA. It also aims to increase awareness for the conservation and protection of natural river systems, with a focus on these designated rivers, protected under the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The 50 featured rivers span the country but are most heavily concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, California, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana regions. Many of the rivers… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Falcon Guides Paddling the John Wesley Powell Route: Exploring the Green and Colorado Rivers

"Paddling the John Wesley Powell Route" is a meta-guidebook to 1,700 miles of river and reservoir in the footsteps (well, oarstrokes) of Powell, who led the first expedition down the Green and Colorado rivers through the Grand Canyon. It's a valuable planning resource for everything from day trips to the whole exhausting journey, but too general for day-to-day details. Aficionados of the desert Southwest know the scene: 1869. John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran, seated in a wooden… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Cosmic Ray Hiking Phoenix - Favorite Day Hikes

We have been using this book for a year now, and find that Cosmic Ray usually hits the nail on the head concerning difficulty and trail conditions.  With two young kids, these are very important attributes.  In addition, it's funny too. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Heel And Toe Publishers Rock Climbing at Vedauwoo, Wyoming

This guidebook is an extension of the original "Heel and Toe; Climbs of Greater Vedauwoo, Wyoming" written by Harper and Kelman, Heel and Toe Publishers ('94). If you can't find a copy of the original, then buy this newer edition. It is very comprehensive, well-organized, covers more route information and is significantly more informative than its current competition. The content is commendably written in scholarly fashion by someone with literally decades of experience climbing at Vedauwoo. Yes,… Full review

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