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Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 13:31, last changed on 11/09/2022 - 15:42
Two thousand feet deep, forty-eight miles long, and two million years old, western Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison is one of the most stunning geologic features in the American West. The fourteen miles along the Gunnison River have been protected as a national park since 1999, drawing more...

Clear Creek Canyon

Added by yongli on 05/17/2016 - 13:26, last changed on 10/18/2022 - 10:53
Clear Creek flows from the Continental Divide at Loveland Pass, eastward through a deep and wide glacial valley down to Idaho Springs , where the valley narrows and the stream gradient increases as it enters narrow, relatively undeveloped Clear Creek Canyon. Through Clear Creek Canyon the stream...

Royal Gorge

Added by yongli on 11/10/2015 - 12:27, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 13:54
The Royal Gorge is a spectacular canyon along the Arkansas River near Cañon City in south-central Colorado. With a narrowest width of just 30 feet at the bottom of the canyon and a depth exceeding 1,200 feet in some places, the nearly ten-mile-long canyon is considered a world wonder of geology ...

Western Slope

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:14, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 06:40
“A Fantasy land,” “a mystique,” “a state of mind”—these are only some of the expressions used to describe the Western Slope of Colorado, commonly defined as the roughly one-third of the state that lies west of the Continental Divide . The serpentine divide forms the region’s eastern boundary,...
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