Just in time for the 100th birthday of Grand Canyon National Park, I’ve released my newest accessible travel title — Barrier-Free Travel; The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers (www.barrierfreegrandcanyon.com). 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.
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
And since a Grand Canyon visit usually entails a road trip, my 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, and I uncovered a sizable collection of kitschy attractions, comfortable hotels and fun restaurants — all of which are wheelchair-accessible. Plus, 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.
The book 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. Grand Canyon West even has accessible shuttle buses, a nice accessible cabin, and barrier-free access to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
Start planning that accessible Grand Canyon visit today!
And if you have any Grand Canyon-related questions, feel free to shoot them at me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, if you’d like some accessible itinerary suggestions at some of the more popular national parks, check out my Barrier-Free National Parks website at www.barrierfreenationalparks.com.