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.
Photos: New Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument
Secretary Salazar participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially dedicate a new Quarry Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary Salazar takes a hard-hat tour of the new Quarry Exhibit Hall. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary Salazar chats with a construction worker. The Visitor Center is in the final stages of construction completion, the new exhibit hall is expected to open to the public on October 4. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Secretary Salazar speaks to construction workers at Quarry Exhibit Hall. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
Last edited 7/30/2015
Secretary Salazar participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially dedicate a new 7,595-square foot Quarry Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument, on the border of Colorado and Utah. A recipient of construction funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the new visitor center will feature exhibits explaining the monument and its features, an auditorium for programs and viewing of park films, a monument information desk, and the park bookstore.