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 Commends British Columbia and Montana for Agreement to Protect the Flathead Valley
Washington, DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today commended an agreement between the governments of British Columbia and Montana to strengthen protections for the Flathead River Basin and the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
“This agreement is an historic milestone for the protection of the Flathead Valley and the extraordinary natural wonders that it contains,” said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. “We would not have come this far if it were not for the leadership of people like Senator Baucus, who has worked tirelessly for so many years to protect the Flathead River for future generations. I look forward to continuing to work with Senator Baucus, Governor Schweitzer, Senator Tester, and others in Montana and Canada to build a long-term strategy to protect these incredible resources on both sides of the border.”
The Flathead River flows south from British Columbia into the United States and forms the western boundary of Glacier National Park. This action adds significant protections to an area that has already been identified as having global significance. Together with Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park, the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park was the world's first transboundary park when it was created in 1932.