Roger Naylor: Arizona's Scenic Roads and Hikes

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Author Roger Naylor will be talking about his new book, Arizona's Scenic Roads and Hikes. The talk includes a slideshow with images from the book.

Attendees who purchase a book will receive a day pass to Arizona State Parks and a free copy of the Grand Canyon National Park Centennial Magazine – a beautiful 56 page glossy magazine with great photos, art and graphics written by Roger Naylor.

"...there’s a pent up desire for some escape. And this book is perfect for that. It’s taking a scenic drive and going for a hike. Can’t get much safer. Since the focus is on the scenic roads, it's a travel book for everyone, even those with limited mobility. The safety is what I’m really emphasizing in the current climate. We’re ready to experience a little adventure again but so many venues seem scary or are off limits. But you can still jump in your car and aim for the horizon. Explore amazing corners of Arizona in comfort. Hit the highway with the windows down and tunes blasting. This is a road trip bible and I think we need that right now." - Roger Naylor

Let the adventures begin. With his latest book, Arizona’s Scenic Roads and Hikes, travel writer Roger Naylor coaxes readers outdoors with the promise of an array of wonders. Arizona’s Scenic Roads and Hikes points the way toward the very best the state has to offer. Travel from sun-kissed deserts to the summits of snow-capped mountains, from the cosmic abyss of the Grand Canyon to the red rocks of Sedona and the haunting hoodoos of the Chiricahua Mountains. Visit ancient Native American villages, chase Old West legends, and get your kicks on Route 66. In this captivating new guide, Naylor features all 27 of Arizona’s state-designated scenic and historic roads, including five National Scenic Byways. The stunning drives are arranged by region and include starting and ending points, mileage, vivid photos, full descriptions, and suggestions on locally owned places to eat and sleep. Each road trip is paired with attractions and activities including nearby hiking trails. The trails come with ratings and descriptions, and hikes range from easy to moderate levels of difficulty, accommodating the abilities of every traveler. Create a lifetime of memories while exploring the details of Arizona’s endlessly diverse and amazing scenery.

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Roger Naylor is Arizona’s premier travel writer. In 2018, he was inducted into the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame. His previous book, Arizona State Parks, received the prestigious 2020 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award. His work appears most weeks in the Arizona Republic. He has also written for The Guardian, USA Today, The Week, Country Magazine, Arizona Highways, and dozens more. He is the author of several books including The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon, Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers, and Arizona Kicks on Route 66. For more information, visit