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Vishnu Temple Press publishes and distributes non-fiction books about the Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau.

Vishnu Temple in the Grand Canyon Art © Ron Short

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Montezuma Creek to Clay Hills Crossing, Utah

by Duwain Whitis and Tom Martin


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Guide to the Sandy One
The San Juan is a great little desert river in southern Utah with lots of historical sites along the banks including Mormon pioneer tracks, mining paraphernalia and ancient rock art. The guide covers the 102 miles from Montezuma Creek, past Bluff and Mexican Hat to Clay Hills. It uses USGS topographic map backgrounds printed at their original scale, with additional details in an easy-to-read format. It shows campsite locations, rapids, scout points, river miles and other points of interest. The accompanying text describes all campsites with pull-in information, geological, botanical and historical points of interest. Maps and photographs are all in color, text is black and white. The guide is 8.5" x 14" spiral-bound to lay flat. The 34 pages are printed on tough waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. There are many new photographs including a spectacular shot of the pour overs above Trimble Camp during the heavy rain of May 2009 (courtesy of Chelsea Crenshaw) and a great shot of the waterfalls below Clay Hills Crossing for everyone who wonders what would happen if they just kept on going...

Order these three San Juan River books and save $$. Combination of A Complete Life, Floating Hogans in Monument Valley and Guide to the San Juan River available for $38

These sites also accept credit card orders for Guide to the San Juan River
River Runners for Wilderness
Canyonlands NHA
Wide World of Maps

Stores that usually carry the Guide to the San Juan River
Utah, Bluff: Recapture Lodge , Wild Expeditions
Moab: Back of Beyond Bookstore, Gearheads
Arizona, Flagstaff: Canyon REO, Aspen Sports, Babbits Backcountry Outfitters, Bright Side Bookshop, Peace Surplus, Wet Dreams
Phoenix: Arizona Hiking Shack, Wide World of Maps
Colorado, Durango: Four Corners River Supply, Maria's Bookshop
Buena Vista: Colorado Kayak Supply
Denver: AAA Inflatables
Wheatridge: Downriver Equipment
Vail: Alpine Quest Sports
Oregon, Bend: Tumalo Creek Canoe & Kayak
Texas, Arlington: Mountain Sports
Utah, JW Powell Museum, Green River, UT
Wyoming, Jackson:
Valley Bookstore

Montezuma Creek to Clay Hills Crossing, Utah Fourth Edition
by Duwain Whitis and Tom Martin 978-1-7324017-6-1 February 2022
Soft cover, 34 pages, color photographs, spiral bound, waterproof paper $25.95

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Flagstaff, AZ 86003
Phone & fax (928) 890 4214
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Vishnu Temple artwork in the header © Ron Short
Vishnu Temple photograph in the header © Mike Buchheit

Vishnu Temple Press LLC is owned by Tom Martin and Hazel Clark © 1999
Page last updated May 2021