The Glen Canyon Dam is on the famous Colorado River, NE Ariz., at the height of 710 ft (216 m) high and is 1,560 ft (475 m) long. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s key unit of the Colorado River storage project is the largest concrete dams in the world. This dam was built in 1963 and was dedicated in 1966 to power-generation facilities to control the upper Colorado flow and its tributaries flow, and since 1964 it produces hydroelectricity.
One of the famous national parks in the United States of America is the Canyonlands National Park which is primarily located in the southeast of Utah and is precisely near to the Moab town. The national park is surrounded by a beautiful landscape, comprising of Green River, Canyons, Buttes, Mesas and the famous river of Colorado. Historically President Lyndon Johnson passed the legislation of park creation on 12th September, 1964.
Page is tourism rich country located in Coconino County in the northern part of one of the most attractive United States, Arizona. It is situated near Lake Powell, a big source of attraction itself among visitors. The city has natural beauty, green parks, coastal charm, wonderful rocks, museums, bars and lots of touristy options. Kayaking, fishing, walking, watching sunsets and visits to landmarks and other touristy places are the most well-known hobbies among the visitors to Page.
The Grand Canyon has been about 17 million years in the making, and during that time the waters of the Colorado River have eroded a mild-deep chasm that is 18 miles wide and 277 miles long. The first people to see this wonder were the Ancestral Puebloans, a group of Native Americans that migrated into northern Arizona during the 13th century BC. The present-day Navajo people of the region refer to the Puebloans as the Anasazi or “Ancient Ones”. There were additional migrations into the region between the 6th and 16th centuries AD, and the first Europeans encountered four Native American cultures, the Paiute, the Halupai, the Havasupai and the Navajo nations.
Located on the western site of the Grand Canyon Skywalk is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Grand Canyon area. While it is widely visited, it is does not form part of the Grand Canyon National Park. The skywalk is a cantilever bridge on the western side of the Grand Canyon. It is a huge tourist attraction. The skywalk is located at height of 4470 feet above sea level and the vertical drop just below the cantilever is at least 500 feet. The skywalk was sanctioned by the Hualapai tribe that also owns it. This cantilever that opened to the public in 2007 can be accessed by the Grand Canyon West Airport. By road it is at least 190km from the city of Las Vegas.
Building Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam is one of the great tourist sites of America’s south west, and was one of the 20th century’s greatest engineering projects. Originally called Boulder Dam, it was renamed for Herbert Hoover, President when construction was begun and himself a famous engineer. The dam created Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, and is today visited by more than a million people a year. Hoover Dam is operated by the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which maintains a Visitor Center and offers tours of the dam and power plant.
The Colorado River has been at work on the Grand Canyon for about 17 million years, and has eroded a chasm 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and more than a mile deep. This part of northern Arizona was settled in about the 13th century BC by the Ancestral Puebloans, a Native American culture referred to by the present-day Navajo people as Anasazi or “Ancient Ones”. Several additional ancient native cultures migrated into the area between about 500 and 1500 AD. Several aboriginal nations were found when Europeans first arrived in the 15th century AD, chiefly the Navajo and also the Hopi, Havasupai, Halupai and Paiute.