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Useful resources

A selection of websites, books and photographers I've found both useful and inspirational. However, there's no substitute for talking to people. They're often the source of info you won't find anywhere else.

Hiking sites

Roadtrip Ryan

Anasazi Hikes

Todd's Hiking Guide

GJ Hikes



Nature / History / Travel / Philosophy


Edward Abbey

Desert Solitaire


Craig Childs

The Secret Knowledge of Water

Soul of Nowhere

House of Rain

The Way Out

Finders Keepers


Terry Tempest Williams



Frank McNitt

Richard Wetherill - Anasazi


Davis Petersen

Cedar Mesa - A Place Where Spirits Dwell


WL Rusho

A Vagabond for Beauty


Anne Zwinger

Wind in the Rock


David Roberts

In Search of the Old Ones

Sandstone Spine


Robert S McPherson

Comb Ridge and its People


Hiking Guides


Peter Tassoni

A Hiking Guide to Cedar Mesa – The bible, but don't be fooled by the hike timings. It will probably take you longer than he does!


Bill Schneider

Exploring Canyonlands & Arches National Parks


Ron Adkinson

Hiking Grand Staircase Escalante and the Glen Canyon Region


Dave Wilson

Hiking Ruins Rarely Seen


Michael Kelsey

Canyonlands National Park

Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau

Hiking and Exploring Utah’s San Rafael Swell


David Day

Utah’s Favourite Hiking Trails


Jim Beard

Cedar Mesa Hikes


Fran & Terby Barnes

Moab Country Day Hikes

More Moab Country Day Hikes



Richard Kaylin

Tom Till

Rick Schafer


Dana Hollister

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