New Access Guide Released for Grand Canyon’s 100th Birthday

Candy Harrington’s newest access guide -- Barrier-Free Travel; The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers -- has been released just in time for the park’s 100th birthday celebration.

Ripon, CA, February 24, 2019 --( Just in time for the 100th birthday of Grand Canyon National Park, accessible travel expert Candy B. Harrington announces the release of her latest guidebook, Barrier-Free Travel; The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. Not only does this helpful resource include Grand Canyon access information for wheelchair-users and slow walkers, but it also features a comprehensive access guide to Arizona’s Interstate 40 and Route 66.

Harrington’s latest effort highlights wheelchair-accessible trails, attractions, and lodging options in and near Grand Canyon National Park. Filled with hard-to-find access details, the book includes:
- Photos and detailed access reviews of all in-park lodging options
- Fly-drive resources, including the location of nearby airports, and the availability of accessible shuttles, public transportation and van rentals
- Accessible airplane, helicopter, bus and train tours of the Grand Canyon
- Barrier-free camping choices, and accessible picnic areas
- The inside scoop on the only driving route to the bottom of the canyon
- Information on special access passes and permits

Additionally, since a Grand Canyon visit usually entails a road trip, this guidebook also features accessible attractions, lodging options and don’t-miss stops along Interstate 40 and Route 66. “I spent a whole month combing the state,” says Harrington, “and I was thrilled to uncover a sizable collection of kitschy attractions, comfortable hotels and fun restaurants -- all of which are wheelchair-accessible.” “Plus,” she adds, “in addition to covering Kingman, Flagstaff, Williams, Winslow, Tusayan and Valle, I also included information on a few drivable sections of the old Mother Road.”

Barrier-Free Travel; The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers also features access information about Grand Canyon West, which is located on Hualapai tribal land. “Even though Grand Canyon West is exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act, the powers that be made the site as accessible as possible,” reports Harrington. “Grand Canyon West even has accessible shuttle buses, a nice accessible cabin, and barrier-free access to the Grand Canyon Skywalk,” she adds.

This inclusive title is the most recent addition to Harrington’s national park series; and although it’s written for wheelchair-users and slow walkers, stroller moms will also appreciate the access information in this guide. It will help everyone plan the ultimate Grand Canyon road trip.

Known as the go-to expert on accessible travel, Candy Harrington has covered this niche exclusively for 23 years. She's the founding editor of Emerging Horizons and the author of several accessible travel titles, including the classic, Barrier-Free Travel: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. She also blogs regularly about accessible travel issues at

Barrier-Free Travel; The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers ($14.95, ISBN: 978-0-9985103-5-4) is available at
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