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Oatman's Wild Burros

Clifton, Arizona

The town's historic district is well preserved; most of the old buildings remain along a narrow street named after a waterway paralleling it: Chase Creek. The town has a worn and faded look to it; few of the buildings have been refurbished, and most look like they're slowly crumbling. More...

Delicate Arch

Arches National Park

Arches National Park protects the greatest concentration of natural sandstone arches anywhere on earth. Like many other parks on the Colorado Plateau, eroded sandstone provides the palette for sensational and colorful desert vistas. More...

Geronimo

Geronimo's Last Stand

Finally, Geronimo, with resignation, says, "What the others say I say also. I give myself up to you. Do with me what you please. I surrender. Once I moved about like the wind. Now I surrender to you and that is all." More...

Gordie tending the fire.

Memorial Day in the Yuha Desert

Later that evening, while I cooked supper, Gordie tended to the fire. I watched from my tailgate as he unfolded a tattered American flag and carefully placed it in the fire. Over the course of the next half hour he did the same with five others. More...

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Camel Spider

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...

Palm Oasis

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...

Desert Life

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...

Fallen car from old railroad

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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