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2014-05-31 23:07:23

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their Grand Canyon Adventure and California Condor tour, running September 23-30, 2014. On this professionally guided eco-tour, travelers will have the rare opportunity to observe the release of a group of California Condors into the wild. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Naturalist Journeys’ partnership to present a guided tour of the Grand Canyon California Condor release area with the Nature and...

2014-03-31 23:04:39

Naturalist Journeys announces a landscape, wildlife and birding tour to the Grand Canyon and four other Southwestern National Parks September 18-27, 2014. Tour participants enjoy a living classroom for studying geology, geography, birding, and nature as they travel with expert guides. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef, and Grand Staircase-Escalante are national parks and monuments visited by top birding and wildlife company Naturalist...

Grand Canyon And Colorado River Now On Google Maps
2014-03-15 06:41:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having already added the Taj Mahal and the Base Camp at Mt. Everest – Google Maps has just made the Colorado River available to digital explorers. Using images captured on an 8-day rafting excursion down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, Google has made the “America’s Most Endangered River” available to see for anyone with internet access and a web browser. The nonprofit organization American Rivers, which has...

2014-02-10 23:24:25

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions, authorized Grand Canyon National Park Concessionaire, has announced availability on two May Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacations. The trips are scheduled for May 10-12 and May 22-24 and the cost is $1295.00 per person. Grand Canyon, AZ (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has announced availability on two May Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacations. The trips are scheduled for May 10-12 and May 22-24, 2014 and are all-inclusive...

2014-02-06 23:01:30

National Parks Conservation Association, Dine’ CARE, To Nizhoni Ani, the Grand Canyon Trust, the San Juan Citizens Alliance and Sierra Club ask Sec. Sally Jewell to certify the negative impact on Grand Canyon National Park by the Navajo Generating Station. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 For decades, air pollution from Navajo Generating Station (NGS) has plagued the Grand Canyon, which sits just 12 miles from the outdated coal-fired power plant, according to the National...

2014-01-30 08:25:08

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Orofino Gold Corp. (OTC: ORFG), Bakken Oil and Gas Board of Directors are pleased to announce that they have signed Letter of Intent to acquire Nations Oil and Gas LLC. Nations Oil and Gas LLC, have partnerships in land and several Oil and Gas leases in Uinta and San Juan basins in the State of Utah. The Company has signed this LOI with Nations Oil and Gas to pick up Oil & Gas leases on Net Revenue cash flow basis in Sanpete County,...

Grand Canyon May Not Be As Old As Once Thought
2014-01-27 08:50:13

[ Watch the Video: How Old Is The Grand Canyon? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous theories have pegged the age of the Grand Canyon at 70 million years ago, but a new study published by Nature Geoscience has found that the American icon was completely formed 5 to 6 million years ago when shorter segments of canyon united to form an expansive chasm. “I think we’ve resolved the 140-year-long debate about the age of the Grand Canyon,” Karl Karlstrom, a...

2013-10-30 23:35:59

Travelers Invited to Explore Ancient Archaeological Sites While Boating the Colorado River Cortez, CO (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center invites archaeology, history, and geology enthusiasts to spend a week on the Colorado River during its Grand Canyon River Adventure. Led by Grand Canyon archaeologist Kimberly Spurr and Hopi anthropologist Lyle Balenquah, travelers will investigate the 5,000-year human history of the canyon while exploring ancient sites—some...

2013-08-30 23:02:04

Lifelong Learners Invited to Explore the Culture and Archaeology of the Southwest Cortez, CO (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 For lifelong learners who love to explore the American Southwest, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is offering a new lineup of domestic archaeology and cultural tours for 2014. Crow Canyon announced today that it will offer six itineraries, each geared to a different educational focus and activity level. During Southwest Indian Art, travelers will enjoy opportunities...


Latest Colorado Plateau Reference Libraries

Ashley National Forest
2013-11-21 09:50:52

Ashley National Forest is a National Forest found in northeastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. Within the boundaries of this forest are 1,382,346 acres in Utah and 96,223 acres in Wyoming of vast forests, lakes, and mountains with elevations ranging from 6,000 to 13,500 feet. It covers portions of Daggett, Summit, Uintah, Duchesne, and Utah counties in Utah and Sweetwater County in Wyoming. Some of the most popular landmarks in this forest include the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area...

Mogollon Monster
2013-09-27 09:52:25

The Mogollon Monster is a Bigfoot-type creature claimed to inhabit central and eastern Arizona along the Mogollon Rim. It is said to be nocturnal and omnivorous and very territorial. It walks with wide strides leaving 22-inch footprints. The creature has also been alleged to mimic birds, coyotes, and other wildlife, and will also make whistling sounds. It builds its nest out of pine needles, twigs, and leaves. It is also said that it will throw stones from a hidden location. Its feeding...

Bryce Canyon National Park
2013-04-17 23:38:39

Bryce Canyon National Park is located in the southwestern portion of Utah in the United States. The park holds 35,835 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes like the Basketmaker Anasazi and the Paiute Indians. The first explorers of European and American ancestry visited the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many explorers searched the area for viable farming and ranching grounds. A scientific expedition traveled into the area in 1872, led by John Wesley Powell....

Zion National Park
2013-04-17 14:54:52

Zion National Park is located near Springdale, Utah in the southwestern United States. The park holds 146,597 acres of protect land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes like the Parowan Fremont and Basketmaker Anasazi tribes. The Mormons were the first people of European ancestry to inhabit the area and in 1863, Isaac Behunin, the man who is credited with naming the area, moved into Zion Canyon. This canyon spans across 229 square miles and was used for farming and ranching by...

Canyonlands National Park
2013-04-17 14:13:50

Canyonlands National Park is located in southern Utah in the United Sates. It occurs near the city of Moab and is divided into four distinct areas. These areas are comprised of the Green River and Colorado Rivers and their tributaries, the Needles, the Island in the Sky, and the Maze. The park holds 337,598 acres of protected land and was established in 1964. The four areas of Canyonland National Park, sometimes considered only three areas, are all different although they hold a similar...

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