Grand Canyon Association
Canyon Crossing: Experiencing Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim
There’s the Grand Canyon as seen from one of the rims. Spectacular. Awe-inspiring. Dramatic. And there’s the Grand Canyon below the rims, a very different place steeped in wilderness, bus-sized boulders, tumbling streams, knee-shredding switchbacks, solitude, and the cataract-punctuated Colorado River. The trails in Grand Canyon National Park attract more than 80,000 permitted overnight backpackers annually, as well as an untold number of day hikers and mule riders. Join author Seth Muller on a grand adventure, searching for the Grand Canyon’s soul along miles of canyon trails. Muller profiles rangers, artists, volunteers, hikers, ultra-marathoners, mule skinners, and others who regularly experience the inner canyon, presenting the Corridor Trails in intimate, creative prose that will carry the reader into the depths of the canyon and back out again.
Whether you’re an experienced rim-to-rimmer, an armchair hiker interested in one of the nation’s great wilderness areas, or a dreamer with a bucket list planning to one day check off the Grand Canyon, you are likely to find the unique and compelling Canyon Crossing fascinating.
- "Canyon Crossing is an engaging read for anyone about to embark on a rim-to-rim hike — or perhaps resting up from a recent journey ... This isn't a guide, but rather a thoughtful tribute to a space around which it's hard to wrap one's head." —Denver Post
- "I've read more than a few books on canyon hiking, but only Muller, a Flagstaff journalist, has had the poetic eye necessary to convey the power of descending into heaven." —Tucson Weekly
- "The strength of Canyon Crossing is the backstory that emerges around nearly every bend, thanks to Muller's obvious love of the Canyon, its people and his ability to tell their stories. It's a rare combination that has come together in a book that readers will find satisfying, no matter what their own Canyon backstories are." — Arizona Daily Sun