Awesome Arizona captures the essence of the sixth-largest state, from its rowdy past to its epic landscape bulging with mountains, slashed by canyons, and blown apart by volcanoes. Learn about trees that once shaded dinosaurs, the West's most legendary gunfight, the world's largest antique, the best-preserved meteor crater on earth, where the post office still delivers mail by mule, the longest poker game in history, how Arizona saved the unicorn, and so much more.
Roger Naylor is an award-winning travel writer, an avid hiker, and a road-trip junkie. He is a member of the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame and the author of several Arizona guides, including Arizona Kicks on Route 66 and Boots and Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers.
"Roger Naylor's Awesome Arizona: 200 Amazing Facts about the Grand Canyon State is a wild romp through Arizona trivia, from the world's largest collection of handmade miniature airplanes and the invention of the chimichanga and the tequila sunrise to the only Native American owned and operated zoo in the United States. Read it and you'll never see this awesome place of deserts and mountains in the same way again."--Ken Lamberton, author of Chasing Arizona: One Man's Yearlong Obsession with the Grand Canyon State
"I tell people where to go for a living, but in his latest book, Awesome Arizona, Roger Naylor has told me where to go! Naylor's colorful prose and evocative photos weave a rich tapestry that ignites a passion for road trips in the Grand Canyon State. This book will be a welcome addition to my library. And when I take to the road in awesome Arizona, Roger will be joining me as this book will be my new traveling companion."--Jim Hinckley, creator of Jim Hinckley's America