Las Vegas - The Entertainment Capital

Written by Eric Madsen

In my opinion,repparttar Las Vegas area is one ofrepparttar 143211 nicest places inrepparttar 143212 Western US and falling in love with Las Vegas is easy to do. This town is "The Entertainment Capital ofrepparttar 143213 World"repparttar 143214 city welcomes 37.5 million people a year. Visitors love to enjoy dazzling shows, five star hotels, first rate nightclubs, unique shopping experiences, world class gaming, and plenty of Las Vegas coupons. There is a lot to see and do besides gambling: You can rent a car and visitrepparttar 143215 desert sights, such as Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire. A drive from Vegas to Valley of Fire is about 1 hour and you can return via Hoover Dam. This makes for a nice 1/2 to 1 day trip, depending on how long you want to spend inrepparttar 143216 Valley or atrepparttar 143217 Dam. There's Lake Mead, with boat rentals, picnic areas, etc. They also offer raft trips downrepparttar 143218 Colorado River. Mt. Charleston offers cooler weather, horseback riding, picnic areas, camping, etc. As

Grand Canyon National Park

Written by Gregg Strand

Grand Canyon National Park, a World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies onrepparttar Colorado Plateau in northwestern Arizona. The land is semi-arid and consists of raised plateaus and structural basins typical ofrepparttar 143173 southwestern United States. Drainage systems have cut deeply throughrepparttar 143174 rock, forming numerous steep-walled canyons. Forests are found at higher elevations whilerepparttar 143175 lower elevations are comprised of a series of desert basins.

Well known for its geologic significance,repparttar 143176 Grand Canyon is one ofrepparttar 143177 most studied geologic landscapes inrepparttar 143178 world. It offers an excellent record of three ofrepparttar 143179 four eras of geological time, a rich and diverse fossil record, a vast array of geologic features and rock types, and numerous caves containing extensive and significant geological, paleontological, archeological and biological resources. It is considered one ofrepparttar 143180 finest examples of arid-land erosion inrepparttar 143181 world. The Canyon, incised byrepparttar 143182 Colorado River, is immense, averaging 4,000 feet deep for its entire 277 miles. It is 6,000 feet deep at its deepest point and 15 miles at its widest. However,repparttar 143183 significance of Grand Canyon is not limited to its geology.

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