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Ancient Ruins of the Southwest: An Archaeological Guide (Arizona and the Southwest)
David Grant Noble
This region has many fascinating Indian ruins. In Arizona alone, we have quite a number of them in the National Park system: Montezuma Castle and Well, Tuzigoot, Walnut Canyon, Tonto, Casa Grande, Navajo, Canyon de Chelly, Wupatki, and of course, Grand Canyon. These are just a few of the sites covered in this wonderful guide. If you will be going to Sedona, there are also the gorgeous Honanki and Palatki ruins that I highly recommend visiting which are discussed as well. If you are at all fascinated by the beauty and history behind the stones, I highly recommend this book.
The Rough Guide to Southwest USA
Greg Ward, Rough Guide Travel Guides
The Rough Guide Travel Series is one of the best travel guides for the region but the author seems to have a strange disdain for the area. One wonders why he bothers visiting here and writing about it, but that aside, this is probably still the most comprehensive book you’ll find on the Four Corners region.
Fodor’s Arizona & the Grand Canyon 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide)
Fodor’s Travel Guides
There’s not a lot you can say about travel guides. It really depends on what your particular needs are. Published in 2012 so it will more recent information, and they are also including some Trip Advisor reviews. Sometimes you just need to know WHAT to look for so that you can find the reviews yourself online. Know what I mean?