PHOENIX (Jan 28, 2009) - Cattlemen, NBA All-Star fans, looking to find their way around America's fifth-largest city have a new resource that fits right in their pocket.
"PHX in Your Pocket," a foldout guide created by the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, features maps of the city's streets and its new light-rail system. The free guide also includes a hiking-trail chart and a list of 25 things to see and do in the metropolitan area.
When folded, the "PHX in Your Pocket" guide is slightly larger than a credit card. It is available for free at the Downtown Phoenix Visitor Information Center at 125 N. 2nd Street. The light-rail map and trail guide also can be downloaded online at visitphoenix.com.
The city map included in the "PHX in Your Pocket" guide illustrates the entire Greater Phoenix community, from the West Side city of Goodyear (the new spring training home of the Cleveland Indians) to the East Valley outpost of Apache Junction (the jumping-off point for the scenic Apache Trail).
The light-rail map shows all 28 stops on the 20-mile network, and pinpoints hotels located on or near the line. Also plotted is the free shuttle route that links Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to the light-rail station at Washington and 44th streets.
The trail chart details more than 100 trails in the Phoenix area, including those in South Mountain Park & Preserve and Camelback Mountain. Each trail's length and level of difficulty are listed, as are its accessibility to mountain bikes, dogs, horses and wheelchairs.