Non-Technical Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau (6TH ed.)

By Kelsey, Michael R.

ISBN 9780944510278

Price $19.95

With 16 new mapped regions and an additional 32 new pages, Michael R. Kelsey has once again expanded his number-one-selling guidebook: Non-Technical Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau. In this new 6th edition, Kelsey has added many new hikes abundant with rock art and ruins that will bring the history and mystery of the Plateau alive. He has also added many new scenic and photogenic hikes whose beauty will be etched into your mind forever. New hikes can be found in Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef National Park and in White Pockets—an amazing region of the Sand Hills/Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Other new hiking regions include Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Inscription Rock, Cañon Pintado, and Dinosaur National Monument. Kelsey has also included over 380 color photographs, most of which are new to this edition.

Though the hikes that are considered technical—where ropes and rappelling are required—have been placed in Kelsey’s other top-selling guidebook,Technical Slot Canyon Guide to the Colorado Plateau, 2nd Edition, two of the more adventurous hikes still remain—the Black Hole and West Canyon.

Whether you are new to hiking and canyoneering the Colorado Plateau or an old desert rat, this new edition is a must have. 

416 pages, 385 photographs, perfect Bound, 15cms x 23cms (6"x9")


About the Author
The author was born in 1943, and experienced his earliest years of life in eastern Utah's Uinta Basin; first near the town of Myton, then Roosevelt. In 1954, the family moved to Provo, where he attended Provo High School, and later Brigham Young University, where he earned a B.S. degree in Sociology. Shortly thereafter he discovered that was the wrong subject, so he attended the University of Utah, where he received his Master of Science degree in Geography, finishing that in June, 1970.

It was then real life began, for on June 9, 1970, he put a pack on his back and started traveling for the first time. Since then he has seen 223 countries, republics, islands, or island groups. All this wandering has resulted in a number of books written and published by himself. Here are his books, listed in the order they were first published: Climber's and Hiker's Guide to the World's Mountains and Volcanos (4th Edition), Utah Mountaineering Guide (3rd Edition); China on Your Own and the Hiking Guide to China's Nine Sacred Mountains (3rd Edition-Out of Print); Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau (4th Edition); Hiking and Exploring Utah's San Rafael Swell (3rd Edition); Hiking and Exploring Utah's Henry Mountains and Robbers Roost (Revised Edition); Hiking and Exploring the Paria River (3rd Edition); Hiking and Climbing in the Great Basin National Park (Wheeler Peak, Nevada); Boater's Guide to Lake Powell--Featuring Hiking, Camping, Geology, History and Archaeology (2nd Updated Edition); Climbing and Exploring Utah's Mt. Timpanogos; River Guide to Canyonlands National Park & Vicinity; Hiking, Biking and Exploring Canyonlands National Park & Vicinity; The Story of Black Rock, Utah; and Hiking, Climbing and Exploring Western Utah's Jack Watson's Ibex Country.

He also helped his mother Venetta B. Kelsey, write & publish a book about the town she was born and raised in, Life on the Black Rock Desert--A History of Clear Lake, Utah. --