KINGMAN – Roger Naylor, a popular Arizona travel writer, has released a new book titled “Arizona’s Scenic Roads and Hikes.” And Route 66, of course, made the list.

“Arizona’s Scenic Roads and Hikes” points the way toward the very best the state has to offer, a news release announcing the book noted.

“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,” the news release stated. “Visit ancient Native American villages, chase Old West legends, and get your kicks on Route 66.”

In his 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, photos, 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.

The book retails for $21.95 in stores and on Amazon.

“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,” Naylor wrote.

Information provided by Roger Naylor

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