Hidden Arizona perfectly epitomizes the Hidden travel guide philosophy. It is written for the new generation of back-road explorers who aren't looking to be herded to the same Grand Canyon viewing spot as everyone else but instead prefer to explore out-of-the-way sites and hotels as well as adventure travel choices like rafting the Grand Canyon, boating on Lake Havasu, and hiking Sedona's red-rock gorges. With great detail and a discriminating eye, the author covers the popular spots (large sections are dedicated to the Grand Canyon, Phoenix, and Sedona) but also tells of "hidden" areas just down the road that other guidebooks overlook. Hidden Arizona highlights the state's Wild West heritage, leading visitors to dude ranches, ghost towns, and places to buy Indian crafts. Dining reviews focus on restaurants serving Southwest cuisine and authentic Mexican food. Suggestions for outdoor adventures abound, with descriptions of 67 parks and wilderness areas including information on camping, hiking, boating, and horseback riding.