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 Hold Press Conference in Anchorage, Alaska
Office of the Secretary
ANCHORAGE, AK - ANCHORAGE, AK - At the conclusion of his trip to Alaska, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a press conference to discuss issues in the North Slope and summarize his trip through Alaska. Secretary Salazar will be joined by Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes
10:30 a.m. AKDT, Friday, September 3, 2010
U.S. Department of the Interior
1689 C St. /OS Office Conference Room, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501
The press briefing is open to all credentialed news media.