Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park

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    East Rim Drive- The Canyon barely comes into view

    by goingsolo Updated Mar 12, 2006
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    There are two entrances to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Most people take the south entrance, heading north from Flagstaff. The east entrance is a longer drive north past Flagstaff and is less popular. The best thing to do is to take one route in and the other route out.

    When entering the park from the east, Desert View is the first stop along the road heading west to Grand Canyon village. Nearby is the Desert view watchtower, the highest point at the south rim at 7,522 feet and which provides views of the Colorado river and the Painted Desert.

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    First view of the Colorado

    by goingsolo Updated Jun 24, 2004
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    I'd always wanted to see the Colorado River. During my first Grand Canyon trip, I only spent a few hours at the South Rim and didn't have enough time to hike down far enough to see it. Nearly two years after that first trip to the Grand Canyon, I caught the first glimpse of this mighty river of creation with my own eyes. It amazing how peaceful the river looks, almost as if its lazily winding its way through the Canyon instead of being the violent force of nature which caused the upheaval we know as the Grand Canyon. The river's turquise waters look pretty inviting too. Its easy to see how this force of nature could lure in would be swimmers on a sweltering 100 plus degree day, unsuspecting of its powerful currents.

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    Detour en route to Indian Gardens

    by goingsolo Updated Jun 23, 2004
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    Jim spoke of the violence which created the Grand Canyon. The powerful surging Colorado River which forced its way across and carved the rugged landscape. As Jim put it, nature can be formidable and ruthless. Nature also shows us who's really in control. Man only thinks that he is powerful. But, Jim went on to say, having an opposable thumb is not what makes one powerful. Having the force to create a deep gorge in the earth? Now, that's powerful.

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    The Colorado River at Page, Arizona

    by zrim Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Frothy Colorado waters escape the temporary prison

    The Colorado 's waters after being released by the Glen Canyon Dam. An engineering marvel, but many criticize the destruction of what had been a pristine canyon full of life and wonder. The resulting Lake Powell is only suitable for the fishes and houseboats.

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