Just in time for the busy summer travel season, my newest book – Barrier-Free Travel; Utah National Parks for Wheelers and Slow Walkers – in now available.
This is my third book in the Barrier-Free Travel series of accessible guidebooks, and I put a lot of time into researching it. It’s packed full of access information about Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. I’ve covered all of the parks a number of times over the past 20 years, and spent a month last fall on site doing my final research for the book.
I’m happy to report that over the years access has greatly improved in all the parks. I was especially happy to find a new accessible multiuse trail in Bryce last year, as well as access upgrades to the trail out to Double Arch in Arches National Park.
I also spent a lot of time researching accessible lodging options in and near the national parks. Since I based myself in Utah for the month of September I was able to see a lot of accessible rooms, and as a result there’s loads of lodging information in the book. I looked at over 100 accessible rooms while I was in Utah, so a lot of time and research went into this book. And I have to say, I’m pretty happy with the finished product!
You can check it out for yourself at www.BarrierFreeUtah.com. I’ve also got some suggested itineraries and side trips posted there, to help out in the trip planning process.