Notice the Colorado River cutting its way along Canyon walls. The walls are about a mile deep and 18 miles wide. To get a different perspective of the Grand Canyon, try cruising down the river in a pumpboat. There is a helicopter tour from the Western Rim that goes into the Canyon (an exhilirating ride to say the least) and drops off passengers by the water's edge where the pumpboat is waiting. For more info go to the National Park Service website: www.nps.gov/grca/.
Lake Mead is the reservoir that was created by the damming of the Colorado River. The Lake Mead National Recreation Area covers 1.5 million acres including a smaller lake, Lake Mohave. It is about 30 minutes southeast of Las Vegas. For more information about the park, check out www.nps.gov/lake/.
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Images by Charie