A report on Grand Canyon

Image of the Grand Canyon and surrounding area taken from the International Space Station
The Grand Canyon from an airplane, with the Colorado River visible
Grand Canyon, Arizona, Nevada, Lake Powell to Lake Mead, June 27, 2017, Sentinel-2 true-color satellite image. Scale 1:450,000.
Diagram showing the placement, age and thickness of the rock units exposed in the Grand Canyon
Rockfalls in recent times, along with other mass wasting, have further widened the canyon
Ancestral Puebloan granaries at Nankoweap Creek
La conquista del Colorado (2017), by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau, depicts Spanish Captain García López de Cárdenas 1540 expedition
William Bell's photograph of the Grand Canyon, taken in 1872 as part of the Wheeler expedition
Noon rest in Marble Canyon, second Powell Expedition, 1872
Desert View Watchtower in 2004
1923-built steam locomotive No. 4960 at the Grand Canyon Depot
Grand Canyon covered with snow
Smoke from prescribed fires on the South Rim, as seen from Yavapai Point, April 2007.
Natural fog sometimes fills the canyon, during temperature inversions
Grand Canyon Climate Summary Chart (NPS)
A bighorn ram perched on a cliff in the Grand Canyon
A bighorn ewe at the Grand Canyon, 2008
A California condor in flight, photographed from Navajo Bridge at Marble Canyon, 2008. Wild condors are numbered to aid wildlife researchers. As of April 2009, there were 172 wild California condors known.
Red-tailed Hawk flying at the south rim of Grand Canyon
An elk searching for water at Grand Canyon National Park in 2018.
Rafters in the Grand Canyon pass one of the rapids of the (mud-)"colored" Colorado River
Guano Point – a popular vantage point for tourists, situated on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, Hualapai Indian Reservation
Grand Canyon rescue helicopter, 1978
Ribbon Falls, near the North Kaibab Trail, represents ground water reaching the surface.
David Rust, ca.1910
Railway Station and El Tovar Hotel, Facing WNW, Grand Canyon Village. 1994 photo, HAER
Fred Harvey postcard, The Towering Cliffs above Hermit Camp
Vishnu rock, Trail of Time, Grand Canyon

Steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States.

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Image of the Grand Canyon and surrounding area taken from the International Space Station

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Mount Rainier Administrative Building, Longmire

National Park Service rustic

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Style of architecture that developed in the early and middle 20th century in the United States National Park Service through its efforts to create buildings that harmonized with the natural environment.

Style of architecture that developed in the early and middle 20th century in the United States National Park Service through its efforts to create buildings that harmonized with the natural environment.

Mount Rainier Administrative Building, Longmire
Trail shelter at Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park
Exterior of the LeConte Memorial Lodge
The Ahwahnee Hotel in December
Ahwahnee Hotel
Old Faithful Inn, 1975
Eagle's Store, 1939.
Mount Rainier's Nisqually Gate
An early view of the El Tovar Hotel
Fireplace inside Hermit's Rest
Crater Lake Lodge in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood National Forest

In Arizona, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1901 completed a branch from its Chicago–Los Angeles main line to the south rim of the Grand Canyon, several years before Grand Canyon National Monument was proclaimed.

San Francisco Herald

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Newspaper that was published from 1850 to 1862 in San Francisco, California.

Newspaper that was published from 1850 to 1862 in San Francisco, California.

John Nugent
Golden Gate (1851). Passenger and mail steamer that burned in 1862 on voyage from San Francisco to Panama with loss of 204 lives.
William Walker
Lynching of James P. Casey and Charles Cora by the Vigilance Committee

In 1853 A.J. Moulder of the Herald presented episodes in the life of Captain Joseph R. Walker, who had explored the Colorado River and Grand Canyon, and met the Hopi of the region.

Louis Boucher

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Louis Boucher was a Canadian-born prospector, miner, explorer, and guide in the Grand Canyon, Arizona in the late 19th to early 20th century.

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park

Ancestral Puebloans

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Ancient Native American culture that spanned the present-day Four Corners region of the United States, comprising southeastern Utah, northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado.

Ancient Native American culture that spanned the present-day Four Corners region of the United States, comprising southeastern Utah, northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado.

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park
White House Ruins, Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Horseshoe Tower in the snow, Hovenweep National Monument
Map of Ancestral Pueblo and neighboring cultures
Major Ancestral Puebloan sites in the Four Corners area
Pueblo Bonito, the largest of the Chacoan Great Houses, stands at the foot of Chaco Canyon's northern rim.
Multistory dwellings at Bandelier: Rock wall foundations and beam holes and "cavates" carved into volcanic tuff remain from upper floors.
Mancos Pitcher with Black on White Geometric Designs, Ancestral Pueblo, 900–1300 AD, Brooklyn Museum
Casa Rinconada, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico
Doorways, Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
Prehistoric roads and great houses in the San Juan Basin
Plan of entire Spruce Tree House from above, cut from laser scan data collected by a CyArk/National Park Service partnership
Laser scan section of the four-story Square Tower House, data collected by a CyArk/National Park Service partnership
Section view of Kiva A in Mesa Verde's Fire Temple, cut from laser scan data collected by a CyArk/National Park Service partnership. Since Fire Temple was at least partially built to conform to the dimensions of its cliff alcove, it is neither round in form nor truly subterranean like other structures defined as kivas.
Chaco Culture bowl, 11th to 13th centuries, Pueblo Alto, Chaco Canyon
Ancestral Puebloan ruins in Dark Canyon Wilderness, Utah
Pecos Glazeware bowl, Pecos National Historical Park
Boy in doorway, Balcony House, Mesa Verde National Park
Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park

In the Southwest, mountain ranges, rivers, and most obviously, the Grand Canyon, can be significant barriers for human communities, likely reducing the frequency of contact with other groups.

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming

National monument (United States)

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Protected area that can be created from any land owned or controlled by the federal government by proclamation of the President of the United States or an act of Congress.

Protected area that can be created from any land owned or controlled by the federal government by proclamation of the President of the United States or an act of Congress.

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming
Navajo National Monument, Arizona
Statue of Liberty National Monument, New Jersey and New York
Fort Matanzas National Monument, Florida
Supt. Frank "Boss" Pinkley – the southwestern national monuments, 1934

In 1908, Roosevelt used the act to proclaim more than 800000 acre of the Grand Canyon as a national monument.

Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

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Grand Canyon Railway Diesel Locomotive No. 6776-Alco FPA-4 built in 1958

Grand Canyon Village is a census-designated place (CDP) located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, in Coconino County, Arizona, United States.

Painting of the Domínguez–Escalante expedition displayed in the Utah State Capitol building

Domínguez–Escalante expedition

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Spanish journey of exploration conducted in 1776 by two Franciscan priests, Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, to find an overland route from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to their Roman Catholic mission in Monterey, on the coast of modern day central California.

Spanish journey of exploration conducted in 1776 by two Franciscan priests, Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, to find an overland route from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to their Roman Catholic mission in Monterey, on the coast of modern day central California.

Painting of the Domínguez–Escalante expedition displayed in the Utah State Capitol building
Colorado Plateau
The route of the Domínguez–Escalante expedition of 1776 across the Colorado Plateau
Escalante Pueblo, Dolores, Colorado
Paradox Valley and Dolores River, western Colorado
Grand Mesa, western Colorado
Comanche camp
Map of Yampa Plateau, White River, and Green River in northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah
Uinta National Forest, north central Utah
Utah Lake and Utah Valley
1777 map of western part of the expedition's route through Utah and Arizona. This map was probably drawn by Miera, but is significantly different from the subsequent maps he drew of the area explored.
Paria Canyon
Glen Canyon
Old Spanish Trail (trade route), the route from Santa Fe to Salt Lake Valley was documented for future travelers during the Domínguez–Escalante expedition

The expedition wanted to travel south to the Colorado River but learned from eight Native American men that although they were not far from the Colorado River it was unapproachable, surrounded by a great, deep canyon (the Grand Canyon). Out of provisions, they sacrificed one of the horses for food and the next day sought water. Miera was ill, unable to eat and nearly unable to speak. Near Diamond Butte, they came upon five Native Americans, called Yubuincariris, who showed them to an area of good water and took a few men back to their village to trade for some food, wild sheep, prickly pear and grass seeds. The Native Americans also shared information about other neighboring tribes. Although they knew nothing of Monterey, they had heard of the travels of Father Garces.

Flaveria mcdougallii

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Very rare North American plant species of Flaveria within the family Asteraceae.

Very rare North American plant species of Flaveria within the family Asteraceae.

It has been found in 4 locations in the Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona in the southwestern United States, in Mohave County and Coconino County.

Grand Canyon National Park Airport

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State-owned public-use airport located in Tusayan, CDP in unincorporated Coconino County, Arizona, United States.

State-owned public-use airport located in Tusayan, CDP in unincorporated Coconino County, Arizona, United States.

It is near Grand Canyon National Park, 7 mi from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Chuar Butte illuminated, with Temple Butte below

Chuar Butte

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Chuar Butte illuminated, with Temple Butte below
Chuar Butte from north rim of Little Colorado River
Aerial view looking north
Aerial view looking northeast
Aerial view looking north
Chuar Butte centered at top, view from Desert View
Chuar Butte with Little Colorado River
Chuar Butte left of center in the distance, seen from Desert View

Chuar Butte is a prominent 6,500-foot-elevation (1,981 meter) summit located in the Grand Canyon, in Coconino County of northern Arizona, US.