Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Salazar Brothers to Highlight America's Great Outdoors Initiative, Economic Recovery Projects at Mesa Verde NP
Office of the Secretary
MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a press conference April 25th to highlight the Obama Administration's America's Great Outdoors Initiative and $10.1 million in projects at Mesa Verde that are being undertaken as part of the President's economy recovery plan.
Launched by President Obama earlier this month, the America's Great Outdoors Initiative will promote and support innovative community-level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and to reconnect Americans to the outdoors. Under the initiative, the Department of the Interior and other federal agencies are reaching out to communities across the country to hear good ideas about conservation and to learn about the efforts that ordinary Americans are making to conserve our land, water, and wildlife.
Recovery projects being undertaken at park include replacing aging waterlines and electrical systems, installing photovoltaic systems on historic buildings, and purchasing alternative energy transit buses.
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Congressman John Salazar
What: Press Conference
When: 10:30 a.m. MDT, April 25, 2010
Where: Site of the Future Mesa Verde National Park Visitor and Research Center, Mesa Verde, Co. The press conference will be held just to the south of the exit ramps on US-160 near the park entrance, across from the park sign.