Roger Naylor Authors New Book Guiding Visitors Through Arizona’s State Parks

October 14, 2019

PHOENIX – Word is getting out about Arizona State Parks and Trails in a new book by Roger Naylor! The cover of Roger Naylor's new bookArizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State is available now from the University of New Mexico Press.

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. He will be presenting and signing books at engagements in Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona, and Prescott in October and November. Passes to Arizona’s state parks will be available at these events to encourage visitors to see the sights Naylor touts. This latest book will be available at state park gift shops throughout Arizona.

The parks featured throughout this book offer some of the best hiking, camping, fishing, boating, stargazing, and wildlife watching in the state. It’s no surprise to Arizona residents that these state parks provide great adventure through easy day trips and weekend getaways. In this book, Naylor shares a wealth of historical anecdotes and insider tips about each destination. Park entries also feature details on lodging, recreational activities, nearby attractions, and events.

For more information about Naylor’s presentations and book signings, visit To learn more about how you can explore Arizona State Parks or to make a reservation to camp or stay in a cabin, visit AZState Check the online calendar of events to find activities for the whole family, or submit your personal story about visiting the parks.


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