Tomorrow will be the anniversary of two national parks being preserved 10 years apart- the Grand Canyon in 1919 and the Grand Tetons in 1929.
The Grand Canyon is located in northwestern Arizona and is the product of millions of years of excavation by the Colorado River. It drops more than a mile into the earth and is 15 miles across at its widest point! The canyon is home to more than 1,500 plant species and over 500 animal species, many of them endangered or unique to the area, and it’s steep, multi-colored walls tell the story of 2 billion years of Earth’s history.*
Grand Teton National Park is home to some of the most stunning alpine scenery in the United States. It is located in northwestern Wyoming and encompasses approximately 310,00 acres. The northern section of the valley is known as Jackson Hole and is a popular tourist area. Gran Teton National Park is only 10 mile south of Yellowstone. Along with the surrounding National Forests the protected areas constitute the almost 18,000,000-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact mid-latitude temperate ecosystems in the world.**
Learn the beauty and history of the United States and visit our National Parks! To support your favorite national park go to:
This is the National Park Service website. You may choose to which park you would like to make your donation. Help preserve America the Beautiful!