Hit the Road with Roger Naylor’s New Book
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.
Arizona’s Scenic Roads and Hikes retails for $21.95. It is available in stores, and on Amazon. Signed copies may be purchased from Naylor’s website, www.rogernaylor.com.
“It feels like this is the book we’ve all been craving,” says Naylor. “After these past months of lingering stress and anxiety, we yearn to go outside and play. No better or safer way to do that than taking a languid, winding, windows-open scenic drive across the breath-snatching Arizona landscape. Then finish off that exquisite day by hiking a quiet trail beneath a vast azure sky. Welcome to my world.”
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, recently received the prestigious 2020 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award. It won in the Travel category.
“It was quite an honor to have my book, Arizona State Parks, chosen as the best travel book in Arizona,” says Naylor. “There are so many great travel guides out there but I think mine offered readers a unique perspective to view our scenery, seasons, geography, and history through the prism of nearly three-dozen local parks. We are the Grand Canyon State but the little gems of Arizona State Parks are what define us.”
Naylor also became the official narrator of Verde Canyon Railroad this year. 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 www.rogernaylor.com.