Just in time for the 100th birthday of Grand Canyon National Park, Candy B. Harrington’s latest national park access guide — Barrier-Free Travel; The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers — has been released. Not only does this helpful resource include Grand Canyon access information for wheelchair-users and slow walkers, but it also features a comprehensive access guide to Arizona’s Interstate 40 and Route 66.
Harrington’s latest effort highlights wheelchair-accessible trails, attractions, and lodging options in and near Grand Canyon National Park. Filled with hard-to-find access details, the book includes:
- Photos and detailed access reviews of all in-park lodging options
- Fly-drive resources, including the location of nearby airports, and the availability of accessible shuttles, public transportation and van rentals
- Accessible airplane, helicopter, bus and train tours of the Grand Canyon
- Barrier-free camping choices, and accessible picnic areas
- The inside scoop on the only driving route to the bottom of the canyon
- Information on special access passes and permits
Additionally, since a Grand Canyon visit usually entails a road trip, this guidebook also features accessible attractions, lodging options and don’t-miss stops along Interstate 40 and Route 66. “I spent a whole month combing the state,” says Harrington, “and I was thrilled to uncover a sizable collection of kitschy attractions, comfortable hotels and fun restaurants — all of which are wheelchair-accessible.” “Plus,” she adds, “in addition to covering Kingman, Flagstaff, Williams, Winslow, Tusayan and Valle, I also included information on a few drivable sections of the old Mother Road.”
Barrier-Free Travel; The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers also features access information about Grand Canyon West, which is located on Hualapai tribal land. “Even though Grand Canyon West is exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act, the powers that be made the site as accessible as possible,” reports Harrington. “Grand Canyon West even has accessible shuttle buses, a nice accessible cabin, and barrier-free access to the Grand Canyon Skywalk,” she adds.
This inclusive title is an excellent resource for any road trip. For more information about Barrier-Free Travel; The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers visit www.BarrierFreeGrandCanyon.com. Details about access at other national parks can also be found at www.BarrierFreeNationalParks.com.