Virtual Brown Bag: AZ State Parks Guide to Amazing Places

FREE Virtual Brown Bag Lecture


Riordan Mansion Mon, Aug 10, 2020 12:15 PM


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We may not be able to do the book signing we had planned in person, but we are excited to connect you to author Roger Naylor as he shares from his latest book: Arizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State.

Arizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State

Roger Naylor celebrates Arizona State Parks in latest book


The entire story of Arizona can be told through its award-winning system of state parks. With travel writer Roger Naylor as your guide, explore these hidden treasures that represent the staggering diversity of the state—saguaro-dotted desert, rugged mountains, red rock canyons, rolling grasslands, shady forests, and a playground of rivers and lakes. It’s all captured in Naylor’s latest book, Arizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State


The book offers even seasoned travelers a chance to experience a whole new side of Arizona. Besides the vivid stories, Naylor enhances each park chapter with a list of nearby attractions, activities, and popular events. Arizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State reconnects readers to the scenic wonders, rich history, and recreational opportunities contained within the extensive park system. Handy maps, indexes, and beautiful photos make it easy to plan your adventures.


Arizona state parks provide the same kind of experience found in national parks and monuments, except it feels less hurried, more intimate. Discover small towns and quiet corners of the state where the options for fun are endless. Go for a hike, a bike ride, or a swim. Spend the morning fishing, or reading in a hammock. Pitch a tent or sleep in a cozy cabin. Jump in a kayak or the saddle. Attend a ranger-led program. Get up early to watch for wildlife or stay up late to study the stars. Have the picnic of your dreams. Breathe deep. Relax. Afterward, you’ll still make it home before the weekend is over.


Arizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State is a must-read for anyone with a passion for the endless beauty and intriguing history of Arizona.

Roger Naylor is one of Arizona’s premier travel writers. In 2018, he was inducted into the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame. His work appears most weeks in the Arizona Republic. He has also written for The Guardian, USA Today, The Week, Arizona Highways, Go Escape and dozens more. He is the author of several books including The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon, Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers, and Arizona Kicks on Route 66. For more information and to purchase books, visit

Additional Information

This presentation is a virtual Zoom lecture for Riordan Mansion State Historic Park Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series presented by Roger Naylor. The lecture will start at 12:15 pm and will last 45-60 minutes. A link to join the presentation will be sent via email.

Do you want a copy of the book before or after the lecture? A limited number of books are available at Pioneer Museum. Call 928-774-6272 to place your order and arrange for curbside pickup at 2340 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff.