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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

Essential Reading

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Run, River, Run: A Naturalist's Journey Down One of the Great Rivers of the American West

Run, River, Run: A Naturalist's Journey Down One of the Great Rivers of the American West

by Ann Zwinger

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1984
  • PAPER
  • 317 PAGES

An account of travels on the author's beloved Green River, which runs from western Wyoming to eastern Utah before joining the Colorado. (USW394, $19.95)

Canyon Wilderness of the Southwest

Canyon Wilderness of the Southwest

by Jon Ortner

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 248 PAGES

This unprecedented collection of photographs explores the diverse canyon country of the Colorado Plateau, including Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and Arches. The 200 color photographs are accompanied by quotations by authors and explorers. (USW632, $45.00)

Rising from the Plains

Rising from the Plains

by John McPhee

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1986
  • PAPER
  • 213 PAGES

McPhee's elegant and accessible essays show the geology of the Rockies through his travels with U.S. Geological Survey scientist David Love. (USW18, $16.00)

Dinosaur National Monument Map

Dinosaur National Monument Map

by National Geographic Maps

  • 2009
  • MAP

A topographic map of Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah, at a scale of 1:75,000. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. (RKY38, $11.95)

 
Colorado's Yampa River, Free Flowing and Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green

Colorado's Yampa River, Free Flowing and Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green


by John Fielder | Patrick Tierney

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 172 PAGES

Fielder and Tierney make their way down the entire length of the Yampa, from its headwaters in the Flat Tops Wilderness at 11,500 ft. to its confluence with the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. They include an evocative discussion on history, nature and politics. (USW832, $45.00)

Down the Great Unknown, John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon

Down the Great Unknown, John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon


by Edward Dolnick

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

A riveting account of the one-armed Civil War veteran and his band of nine men who were the first to explore the mysterious Grand Canyon. Largely drawn from the crew's journals. (USW489, $13.99)

Traces of Fremont, Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah

Traces of Fremont, Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah


by Steven R. Simms

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

With captivating photographs, this insider's look into Utah's Fremont Canyon offers a contemporary account of Fremont society, politics and art. (USW838, $24.95)

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West


by Wallace Stegner

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 438 PAGES

The classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of explorer John Wesley Powell by the great Wallace Stegner, first published in 1954. It's both an adventure and an insightful look at the politics of development in the American West. (USW78, $18.00)

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons


by John Wesley Powell

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 397 PAGES

The classic tale of adventure and exploration of the rivers and canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau, originally published in 1875 -- and still terrific reading for any traveler to the Grand Canyon. (USW80, $18.00)

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains


by Isabella Bird

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Isabella Bird was an inspiring -- and intrepid -- Victorian traveler. This book collects her letters home to her sister Henrietta during travels through the Colorado Rockies in 1873, a side-trip she made on the way home from Hawaii. (USW44, $7.95)

Down the River

Down the River


by Edward Abbey

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 242 PAGES

A collection of essays, including Abbey's experiences in and around the Colorado River. (SWU73, $17.00)

A Green River Reader

A Green River Reader


by Alan Blackstock

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 263 PAGES

A nicely curated collection of writings from the likes of Kit Carson, Wallace Stegner, Edward Abbey and others humbled by the imposing canyon walls and the swift rapids of the Green River. (USW834, $17.95)

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire


by Edward Abbey

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 303 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

One of the great works on the value of the desert, eloquent and laugh-out-loud funny. Although Abbey writes specifically about his experiences as a ranger at Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah, his message is universal. (DES02, $16.00)

A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country

A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country


by David Williams | Gloria Brown

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 225 PAGES

A compact field guide to the wildlife of the high desert of the Colorado Plateau and the nine national parks of the region. Williams includes an overview of the history, geology and ecology of the high desert along with basic information on identifying common plants and animals. (USW289, $24.95)

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