A backcountry tip sheet on where to find emerald water, red rock and blue sky. Southwestern Swimming Holes surveys more than 200 creeks and canyons from the high plateaus of Utah to the Mexican border.

Privacy is listed for each entry along with icons indicating the best season to visit and difficulty. Dog owners can tell at a glance if four-legged hikers are appropriate. Families with small children can easily determine if the journey is a good one for the little dippers.

GPS users appreciate the waypoints. Registered users can print individual maps from the website, then tuck it in a pocket. That way they donít carry an entire book when they only need one page of it.  Click the book cover to get started.

Click the book cover to get started.