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.
Secretary Salazar to Detail Visit to North Dakota's Oil Fields; Announce Initiatives to Accelerate Drilling Permits and Leases
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a press call to wrap-up his two-day trip to North Dakota and to announce new initiatives that will help expedite safe and responsible development of domestic energy resources on U.S. public lands in the Dakotas, Montana and states across the country. Salazar will be joined by Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey.
Salazar's visit to North Dakota came as part of a three-state swing to promote energy and tourism as economic engines. On Monday, Salazar was in Dickinson where he toured oil and gas development operations on federal mineral estate and met with federal employees. Earlier today, he was at the Fort Berthold Reservation where he met with the Three Affiliated Tribes to discuss the economic benefits of domestic energy production for American Indian communities.