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Discover seven sights along the iconic Colorado River, including the ancient granaries at Nankoweap, the modern marvel of the Hoover Dam, and the intricate ecosystems of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Whether you decide on a helicopter tour of Las Vegas or a rafting tour through the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River offers every type of adventure. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: The 7 Sights to See Along the Colorado River


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The Sights To See Along
The Colorado River
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Not only a vital source of water for the
Southwest, the Colorado River serves the United
States as a place of natural and manmade wonders,
including the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon and
Hoover Dam. Visited by millions of tourists
every year, the Colorado River offers any number
of adventures, from helicopter tours over Tower
Butte to whitewater rafting at Lees Ferry. Take
a moment to explore seven of the best sights to
see along, on, and above the Colorado River.
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The Granaries
at Nankoweap
As one of the largest side canyons along the
Colorado River, Nankoweap is home to a true
marvel of a sight in the form of the granaries
constructed by the ancient Anasazi people to
preserve their food from rot and infestation.
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The Rock Formations
of Lake Powell
Best seen from the sky, the differential erosion
of rocks, minerals, and soil by the Colorado
River over millions of years formed the iconic
landscape we see along Lake Powell today. Popular
sights include Glen Canyon and Tower Butte.
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The Majestic
Glenwood Canyon
Featuring gorgeous evergreens and crisp, clean
water, Glenwood Canyon is a popular spot along
the Colorado River, and arguably one of the most
scenic landscapes along the Interstate Highway
System. On Interstate 70, you can access the
canyon by foot from four different rest areas,
making it a perfect route for road trips.
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The Tranquil Waters
of Laughlin
The family-friendly town of Laughlin is located
directly along the Colorado River, making it a
prime location for water-activity enthusiasts.
Laughlin is also known for its casinos, and the
River Walk, which curves along the Colorado River
and serves as the ultimate pedestrian
thoroughfare, linking a string of popular casinos
and restaurants.
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Fishing and Boating
at Lees Ferry
Truly experience the Colorado River and take in
its glorious sights with a day of fishing or
rafting at Lees Ferry. As the Grand Canyon
National Parks northernmost point, it serves as
the perfect starting place for exploring the
river.
8
The Desert Ecosystems
of Lake Mead
Unlike anywhere else in the world visit Lake
Mead National Recreation Area to explore the
Mohave Desert, the Sonoran Desert, and the Great
Basin Desert, which make up 3 of the 4 desert
ecosystems found in the United States. It should
also be noted, Lake Mead is the Americas largest
man-made reservoir.
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The Historic
Hoover Dam
On the border of Nevada and Arizona, in the Black
Canyon of the Colorado, the impressive magnitude
of the dams infrastructure draws in millions of
visitors each year. With a base thats 660 feet
thick and runs 1243 feet in length along the
canyon walls, one cannot truly appreciate its
size without seeing it in person.
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Bonus Sight
Mike OCallaghan-Pat Tillman
Memorial Bridge
Also known as the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, this
marvel of a structure, which carries Route 93
over the Colorado River, features the widest
concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere and is
also the highest concrete arch bridge in the
world.
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Flying over 600,000 passengers a year over the
historic Grand Canyon, Papillon is not only one
of the largest sightseeing companies, but also
one of the safest. As a member of The Tour
Operators Program of Safety (TOPS), Papillon
makes exceptional safety practices a standout
feature of their business and reputation.
Learn more about all of Papillons sightseeing
adventures, in the air and on the water, by
visiting www.papillon.com.
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