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Kayaking the Colorado below the Dam

Below the Dam: Hoover Dam to Willow Beach

The Colorado River is known for its Grand Canyon rapid runs: exclusive, mostly guided, and high-priced excursions. But there is another side to the Colorado, with hundreds of miles of smooth paddling. More...

Rock Art in the Cosos

Ancient Rock Art
Is Still a Mystery

You see them everywhere across the Southwest, symbols from an ancient and mysterious race -- spirals, zigzag lines, strange stick figures, a hump-backed flute player. More...

Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde
National Park

About 1500 years ago, a group of Indians living in the Four Corners region chose Mesa Verde as their home. For more than 700 years their descendants lived and flourished here. More...

Geodes from the Hauser Bed

Hauser Geode Beds Discovery

Joel's father, George, happened on some agate geodes someone had given to his son, and was reminded of those interesting round rocks he had seen out on the desert, years before. More...

Explore the Desert

Owlet

Desert Animals

What animals live in the desert? How do animals survive in the desert? Learn about mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians that have adapted to the harsh desert ecosystems. Here is a list of animals that live in the desert with links to additional information on each animal. Learn how they survive in the desert biome. More...

Joshua Tree

Desert Plants

How do plants survive the desert? Desert flora have adapted to the extremes of heat and aridity by using both physical and behavioral mechanisms, much like desert animals. Here are links to the flora found in the deserts, with photos and information about each plant. More...

Devil's Highway

Desert Life - Animals, Plants, People and the Environment

Deserts cover more than one fifth of the Earth's land, and they are found on every continent. Deserts can be classified as "hot" or "cold". Deserts receive less than 10 inches of precipitation a year. Lack of water creates a survival problem for all desert organisms, animals, plants and people. More...

Splash into Summer

Desert Activities - Explore the Desert

The desert is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors and to spend time in recreational activities. People go to the desert to camp, to hike, to bike, to fish, to explore and to experience the unique environment found only in the American Southwest and its deserts. Visitors travel the desert to take in the views and enjoy the wide open space around them. More...

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