Selected Maps, Books, Videos, and Gear

This page lists recommended maps, books, movies, hiking supplies, and other useful items for your Grand Canyon visit. All of these items can be bought from Amazon by clicking on the image. will receive a portion of the sale price, so if you find this site useful you can support it by buying here.


Grand Canyon National Park: Bright Angel Canyon and North/South Rim. National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map #261
Grand Canyon East. National Geographic Trails Illustrated #262
Grand Canyon West. National Geographic Trails Illustrated #263



Grand Canyon National Park Pocket Guide
Hiking Grand Canyon National Park
Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Treks: 12,000 Miles Through the Grand Canyon
Hiking Grand Canyon Loops
Day Hikes from the River: 100 Hikes from Camps Along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon
Belknap's Waterproof Grand Canyon River Guide

Geology and Geography

Anatomy of the Grand Canyon: Panoramas of the Canyon's Geology
Grand Canyon Place Names
River to Rim: A Guide to Place Names Along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon from Lake Powell to Lake Mead
Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery

Natural History

Best of Grand Canyon Nature Notes 1926-1935 (Grand Canyon Association)

Human History

Mary Colter: Architect of the Southwest
Sunk Without a Sound : The Tragic Colorado River Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde
Living at the Edge: Explorers, Exploiters and Settlers of the Grand Canyon Region (Grand Canyon Association)
Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon


The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons
The Hidden Canyon: A River Journey
River: One Man's Journey Down the Colorado, Source to Sea
The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon
We Swam the Grand Canyon: The True Story of a Cheap Vacation that Got a Little Out of Hand
The Majesty Of The Grand Canyon: 150 Years In Art
Breaking Into the Current: Boatwomen of the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim
Grand Obsession: Harvey Butchart and the Exploration of Grand Canyon
Visiting the Grand Canyon: Early Views of Tourism
Park Ranger True Stories from a Ranger's Career in America's National Parks
River Runners of the Grand Canyon
A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the Explorations on Land, in the Years 1871 and 1872
Havasu Canyon: Gem of the Grand Canyon--An Illustrated Guide and Information Book About This Scenic and Fascinating Region, the Home of the Havasupai Indians
It Happened at Grand Canyon
Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico)
There's This River... Grand Canyon Boatman Stories
Grand Canyon Stories: Then & Now
The Incredible Grand Canyon
Summer Sojourn to the Grand Canyon: The 1898 Diary of Zella Dysart
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon

Art and Photography

Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography
Grand Canyon: Views beyond the Beauty


Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (IMAX)

Hiking Essentials

Mountainsmith Day Lumbar Pack
Platypus PlusBottle, 1 Liter with Push-Pull Cap
Platypus Hoser 3.0L Hands-Free Hydration System
Vanicream Sport SPF 35 Sunscreen
Brunton TruArc 3 - Base Plate Compass
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber II Pocket Knife
Adventure Medical Kits UltraLight & Watertight .7 Kit