Monthly Archives: April 2013

Desert News: Colorado River Considered Nation’s Most Endangered River

According to annual assessment, America’s Most Endangered Rivers report, 10 rivers confronted by far-reaching public policy decisions in the coming year that could drastically alter their destiny — for better or worse.

American Rivers — a leading national organization is working to save and restore the country’s rivers and streams. An already over-drained Colorado River further threatened by climate change and victimized by “outdated water management” is the nation’s most endangered river, earning the dubious top spot in a new report because of proposed diversions and new dams.

Original Resource: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578420/Colorado-River-deemed-nations-most-endangered-river.html

Hiking and Rafting in Moab, Utah

Watch excellent video on Moab Rafting shared by zukguy78 on Youtube.com. He shared his experience of Hiking and Rafting in Moab at the end of June 2009.

Rafting into the wild in Arizona’s Grand Canyon

In the Grand Canyon, towering rock formations dwarf a raft on the Colorado River.

“Rolling down the Colorado River on a week long raft adventure.” – By Kristin Jackson

Kristin Jackson has shared her experience of rafting into the wild in Arizona’s Grand Canyon and also describe in very different way. She also mentioned,” Deep in the wild heart of the Grand Canyon, nature’s symphony played. A canyon wren’s lilting notes echoed off red-rock cliffs. The wind sighed and whistled. The river murmured along, then roared through rapids.”

Original Article: http://seattletimes.com/html/travel/2017960143_trgrandcanyon15.html

Enjoy Grand Canyon’s Earth Day Celebration Weekend – April 19-21, 2013

Grand Canyon National Park is going to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day with a weekend of activities April 19 – 21, 2013. The weekend will include a film about conservationist Aldo Leopold, a keynote presentation by author Mary Ellen Hannibal, and a day of fun and educational activities. Everyone is invited to take part.

(Source: “Visitor’s enjoy Grand Canyon’s 2012 Earth Day celeebration.”
NPS Photo by Erin Whittaker)

All of the weekend’s activities are family friendly and free of charge.

11 Stunningly Beautiful Photos of the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon is one of the most stunning natural places in the world. Grand Canyon spans across over 18 miles at its widest and created through millions of years of natural erosion. Each year, millions of visitors travel to Arizona to feel the experience of this spectacular location. There are lots of things to do in and around Grand Canyon like hiking, horseback riding or even a Colorado River rafting trip depending upon the time and desire.

Greg from HostingTours has shared 11 Stunning photos of the Grand Canyon at Sstorify.com

Read out full content http://storify.com/HostingTours/11-stunningly-beautiful-photos-of-the-grand-canyon

How old is the Grand Canyon?

Have you ever thought that how old is the Grand Canyon?

Old enough to be gaze on by dinosaurs, which died out 65 million years ago, or closer to six million years old, formed about when the earliest human ancestors began walking upright?

According to John Noble Wilford, senior science correspondent for The New York Times,”New research suggests that the Grand Canyon is about 70 million years old, but the prevailing view is that it is much younger.”

Arizona – Grand Canyon – Sunset – May 1976

Grand Canyon White Water Rafting: New Wonder

Are you visiting the Grand Canyon for the first time? Before you finally embark on your journey, know about this wonderful destination in detail to make it a trip of your dreams.

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, over 18 miles wide and is 6,000 feet / 1,800 meters deep. Located in Arizona in the southwest United States, Grand Canyon is counted in the top most spectacular natural wonders of the world. When deciding for memorable Grand Canyon tours, the choice you get is wide.

Not to forget the smooth white-water rafting adventures at the Grand Canyon and offer incredible fun to rafters. Millions of rafting enthusiasts visit the destination to experience the powerful water rapids and unveil a lifetime adventure.

Grand Canyon is encumbered with endless adventure and fun. Having some information about the place can help make your trip truly everlasting.

Read out the full article to feel the experiences shared by other in details http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2306399/Holidays-America-See-Arizonas-Grand-Canyon-new-angle-white-water-rafting-adventure.html

Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Colorado- Ways to Start an Enjoyable Journey

Denver, Colorado, also known as ‘Gateway to the Rockies’ has no shortage of outdoor activities for travel enthusiasts. Not only this, outdoor activities in Colorado are made even better with all the breath-taking red rock mountains and other picturesque landscapes. River rafting, golfing, camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, backpacking and horse riding are some of the amazing outdoor activities that you can enjoy at this wonderful destination.

Colorado River RaftingThe Rocky Mountain Foothills are famous for backpacking through the wilderness, or even just driving through their pristine beauty. You can find a Red Rock Park, a 250 million year old area made out of red rock formations that is worth visiting in a group. Bear Creek Canyon is also popular as a wildlife tourist spot that explores animals from wild deer to buffalo. Going on the top of hills we find some of the most exciting outdoor activities that ensure fun you have never experienced before.

The Colorado River is then known for a plethora of enthralling outdoor activities ranging from fishing, rafting, swimming, kayaking and canoeing. The river is adored by millions of travel enthusiasts for its scenic areas and rafting adventures in Colorado River.

When you just want to escape from the daily worries and want complete relaxation and refreshment, packing your bags for a Colorado trip is a great decision.

Grand Canyon Vacation: Travel Tips on USA Today

Grand Canyon RaftingThomas K. Arnold, Demand Media, ”The Grand Canyon is one of America’s most popular vacation destinations and the centerpiece of Grand Canyon National Park, one of America’s first national parks. It was established in 1919, the 17th of the country’s 58 national parks. The Grand Canyon attracts nearly 5 million visitors annually, with most of the visitors coming to the South Rim, which is open year-round.

Top planning tips by National National Park Service for Vacation at Grand Canyon are mentioned below:

  1. Early spring or late fall, when temperatures are moderate and crowds are small is the right time to visit Grand Canyon.
  2. Be sure to check the weather before you are going for Grand Canyon Vacation.
  3. Determine the best way for you to experience the Grand Canyon beforehand.
  4. Pick the Right Place to Stay.
  5. Book Early.

Read out full article at traveltips.usatoday.com/tips-planning-grand-canyon-vacation-5397.html

Colorado River: One of the best places for White Water Rafting

Colorado River Rafting is one of the awesome location for White Water Rafting in Grand Canyon.

Wild Junket rated Colorado River as the second best spot for Grand Canyon White Water Rafting.

For more details please visit http://www.wildjunket.com/2012/11/06/10-best-spots-for-white-water-rafting/.