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North Rim of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon's
North Rim

The North Rim can only be accessed via Highway 67, which is closed in the winter, usually starting in mid-November, depending on seasonal storms. The North Rim's lodges by that time have already closed, and won't reopen till mid-May. More...

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs
Aerial Tramway

So here I was, sitting atop the mountain eating lunch and peering 8,500 feet below across the desert floor of the Coachella Valley. Quite an accomplishment, indeed. More...

Lake Powell

Lake Powell -
Glen Canyon Dam

Born amid controversy and compromise, the dam fulfills its goals of water storage and power generation and provides major recreational opportunities. The resulting lake enables many people to view natural marvels. More...

Scorpion

Scorpions
Order: Scorpiones

Scorpions are predatory. They often ambush their prey, lying in wait as they sense its approach. They consume all types of insects, spiders, centipedes and other scorpions. More...

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Camel

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...

Petrified Wood

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

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...

Hueco Tanks

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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