The Colorado Plateau, so named by John Wesley Powell, is a huge basin larger than 46 of the States. It's among the most ancient land forms on earth - at least 500 million years old. Though lifted a mile upward by tectonic forces, it survived little changed by the forces which created the Rocky Mountains. It's a region of ancient sea beds and drifting desert sands, now hardened into stone and carved by water into fantastic shapes and colors. Not quite in the plateau lies Yellowtone NP and Grand Teton NP.
"Oh! Wilderness", the poet cried, "were Paradise enow!" But words are pallid indeed beside the wonder of these places, their colors, the ages over which they formed by forces in the earth that be...Read More