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 Canyon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A canyon or gorge is a deep valley often carved from the Earth by a river.
Canyons are much more common in arid areas than in wetter areas because weathering has a lesser effect in arid zones.
The word canyon is generally used in the United States, while the word gorge is more common in Europe and Australasia, though it is also used in some parts of the United States and Canada.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canyon   (342 words)

  
 Canyon - MSN Encarta
Canyons most often occur in semiarid or arid regions where river erosion deepens the canyon faster than weathering (the breakdown of rocks) of the sides can widen it.
Canyons are particularly abundant across large areas of Arizona and Utah in the southwestern United States where there is an optimal combination of climate and rock structure.
Features very similar to box canyons, deep valleys with steep walls and an abrupt start, have been discovered on Mars and appear to have formed when huge quantities of groundwater were released from springs at the bottom of cliffs at the heads of these features.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552497/Canyon_(geology).html   (581 words)

  
 Grand Canyon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The canyon, created by the Colorado River cutting a channel over millions of years, is about 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 miles (0.4 to 24 kilometers) and attains a depth of more than a mile (1,600 m).
Powell referred to the sedimentary rock units exposed in the canyon as "leaves in a great story book." Long before that, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon walls.
The Colorado River basin (of which the Grand Canyon is a part) has developed in the past 40 million years and the Grand Canyon itself is probably less than five to six million years old (with most of the downcutting occurring in the last two million years).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grand_Canyon   (1978 words)

  
 Helix - Canyon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From a strategic standpoint the acquisition of Canyon provided an opportunity to leverage the company’s expertise in submarine telecom cable burial to furnish deepwater burial of pipelines and umbilicals for the oil and gas industry.
Canyon’s expertise was put to use building the 750 hp Supertrencher I, one of the most powerful and advanced deepwater burial systems in the world.
Canyon also has pioneered flowline burial as a flow assurance tool, which provides an economic and useful tool for subsea tie-backs in deep and ultra deepwater.
www.helixesg.com /canyon/index.html   (291 words)

  
 Copper Canyon, Texas Encyclopedia Article @ FredericksburgArtists.com (Fredericksburg Artists)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Copper Canyon is a town in Denton County, Texas, United States.
Copper Canyon is adjacent to the master-planned Lantana residential development, which is currently not incorporated.
The railroad came to the area in 1881, and the first public school was constructed in 1884.
fredericksburgartists.com /encyclopedia/Copper_Canyon,_Texas   (784 words)

  
 Canyon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The members of the DC quintet Canyon appear to be of this new breed, creating delicate introspective modern folk pieces that seek to harness the vast emotional power of their instruments.
Canyon's a great name for this group; their music is dusty, earthy, vast, full of wind and shadows and secrets.
Canyon is an indie rock group -- or at least has an indie rock pedigree -- but clearly the group looks to the music of '70s country-folk singer-songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson, and the acoustic Bruce Springsteen for inspiration.
www.epitonic.com /artists/canyon.html   (347 words)

  
 The Canyon
Running through the middle of the campus is an area known as the canyon: a 26 acre watershed that is the headwater of Crystal Springs, a major tributary of Johnson Creek.
A canyon restoration strategy has brought about the removal of non-native invasive plants and restoration of native plant communities.
The first cross canyon bridge, constructed in the 1930s, was replaced in 1959 with one of unusual design.
web.reed.edu /facilities_and_grounds/buildings/canyon.html   (288 words)

  
 Canyon Country Tours
Canyon Country Out-Back Tours is a permittee of the following government agencies for use of public lands: Southern Utah Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip BLM, Kaibab National Forest, Dixie National Forest, Grand Canyon National Park, and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument BLM.
Views of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon that are normally denied to travelers that stay on the beaten path.
This tour includes a hike down into the canyon to view the petroglyphs, and while it is not a strenuous hike, we would ask that you consider your own physical abilities.
www.canyon-country.com /flagstaff/canyon_country_tours.html   (679 words)

  
 Canyon County, Idaho USGenWeb site
Canyon County was established on March 7, 1891 with its county seat at Caldwell.
John Rees and Vardis Fisher, however, believed it to be named for the Snake River Canyon which forms a natural boundary for the county.
Canyon County is on the Oregon Trail route and was the scene of early explorations and adventures.
cdf-oregon.com /canyon-county/index.htm   (345 words)

  
 Canyon Motor Yachts
And, uniquely among boat builders, Canyon offers a complete range of boats ranging in size from 14’ (4 meters) runabouts to 86’ (26 meters) Super Yachts.
At Canyon, all our boats are built the traditional way: Our hulls, decks and floorings are laminated by hand in a composite polyester resin and fiberglass, with marine plywood and foam/balsa strengthening.
A meticulous approach to the smallest detail as well as to the overall design, look and feel is what makes a Canyon boat, from the smallest run-around to our largest Motor Yacht, especially attractive to the discerning yachtsman or woman seeking quality, pleasure and safety in boating.
canyon-motoryachts.com   (180 words)

  
 Palo Duro Canyon State Park
The Canyon is 120 miles long, as much as 20 miles wide, and has a maximum depth of more than 800 feet.
Palo Duro Canyon was formed by water erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River.
Early Spanish Explorers are believed to have discovered the area and dubbed the canyon "Palo Duro" which is Spanish for "hard wood" in reference to the abundant mesquite and juniper trees.
www.palodurocanyon.com   (401 words)

  
 GMC Canyon Overview page on gmcanada.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Canyon shares its genes with our mighty Sierra full-size trucks, so you know you can count on it for the serious technology and capability you expect from a genuine GMC.
Canyon offers a choice of two powerful, efficient Vortec engines, 2WD and 4x4 powertrains and Regular Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab body styles.
Canyon Crew Cab has a payload rating of up to 607 kg (1338 lb.) and a cargo box that measures almost 1.5 metres (over 5 ft.) long, so it's perfect for hauling your favourite toys out to the country.
www.gmcanada.com /english/vehicles/gmc/canyon/index.jsp   (501 words)

  
 Grand Canyon Tours, Hotels and Lodging - Grand Canyon National Park
As the shadows lengthen across the spires and buttes, time passing into the depths of the canyon, understand what this great chasm passes to us - a sense of humility born in the interconnections of all that is and a willingness to care for this land.
Grand Canyon West (located on the south side of the Colorado River) is managed by the Hualapai Tribe.
The Havasupai Indian Reservation is in a large tributary canyon on the south side of the Colorado River.
www.grandcanyon.com   (1376 words)

  
 Arizona - The Grand Canyon National Park
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is expensive and overcrowded, and there is usually a shortage of parking and accommodation, but that of course doesn't matter as the canyon is the most famous natural attraction in the USA and possibly in the world.
The north rim, 215 miles away by road, is much more remote and higher in elevation hence it is closed during the winter months by snow, but fewer people mean more peace and tranquillity and the views are just as good.
Hikes along some tributary canyons in the north such as Jackass Creek are described in the slot canyon section.
www.americansouthwest.net /arizona/grand_canyon/national_park.html   (741 words)

  
 Canyon Chamber of Commerce - Canyon, Texas
Gateway to Palo Duro Canyon State Park, home to the outdoor musical drama TEXAS Legacies - Canyon's Official Vacation Packages Provider, West Texas AandM University and the site of the oldest and largest museum in the Lone Star State, Canyon has captivated the hearts and imaginations of visitors from around the world.
Located on Interstate 27, just 15 minutes south of Amarillo, Canyon is a bustling community that has successfully combined a progressive attitude with small town friendliness and charm.
Nestled in the middle of the Texas Panhandle, Canyon claims a rich history based in cattle and ranching, and a heritage rooted in the pioneer spirit of the West.
www.canyonchamber.org   (170 words)

  
 Bryce Canyon National Park - Bryce Canyon National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
Bryce Canyon, famous for its worldly unique geology, consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah.
Bryce Canyon was named for one of the many early pioneers, who were sent into southern Utah by Brigham Young to colonize and settle the hills and valleys of Southern Utah (Deseret as it was called then).
Bryce Canyon National Park has two campgrounds located in close proximity to the Visitor Center, Bryce Canyon Lodge and the geologic wonder that is the Bryce Amphitheater.
www.nps.gov /brca   (338 words)

  
 Welcome to the Canyon County Web Site
Canyon County Sheriff's detectives are asking the public's help in finding a gun used in a recent homicide in Canyon County.
According to Det. Kieran Donahue, the gun was thrown from a car in the vicinity of the King's Corner area of Nampa.
Canyon County Sheriff’s Detectives are searching for a local man in connection with an early-morning shooting south of Nampa.
www.canyoncounty.org   (273 words)

  
 Canyon Explorations and Expeditions - Grand Canyon whitewater rafting river trips
Our Hybrid Grand Canyon Raft Trips are geared for individuals seeking a highly participatory vacation and include oar boats, a paddle boat and two inflatable kayaks.
Trip lengths are 6 to 16 days including: 6-7 days for the Upper Canyon trips, 9 days for the Lower Canyon trips and 13-16 days for the Full Canyon trips.
Canyon Explorations, Inc. and Canyon Expeditions, Inc. are licensed concessioners under contract with Grand Canyon National Park.
www.canyonexplorations.com   (196 words)

  
 Bryce Canyon National Park
You then will be able to view activities in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah by category which include horseback riding, ATV tours, air tours, biking, entertainment, fishing, golf, guided tours, hunting, museums, paintball, ranch activities, rappelling, river running, shopping, snowmobiling and skiing.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah is named for just one of many canyons which form a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters on the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah.
Bryce Canyon Inn is your best choice for visiting the parks and monuments of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.
www.travelwest.net /parks/brycecanyon   (575 words)

  
 Copper Canyon, Mexico- Sierra Madre Explorations
Canyon Travel is pretty much in a class by itself.
It has lined up some beautiful small lodges in the canyons and in EL Fuerte and staffed them with talented local guides.
"Canyon Travel formed a partnership with the Copper Canyon's Tarahumara Indians in which the firm will train them as naturalist guides and help the Tarahumara operate the pair of lodges the indigenous community owns.
www.canyontravel.com   (233 words)

  
 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Grand Canyon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hundreds of ancient pueblos dot the lower canyon walls and the rim, and the Havasupai people still occupy a part of the canyon.
The Grand Canyon was set aside by the U.S. government in 1908 as a national monument.
The Grand Canyon is a new experience in the winter.
www.encylopedia.com /html/g/grandC1any.asp   (534 words)

  
 Canyon Resources Corporation
Canyon Resources Corporation is a U.S. based mining company, whose business is the discovery and production of precious metals.
Operating, exploration, financial data, and other statements in this web site are based on information that Canyon believes reasonable, but involve significant uncertainties as to future gold prices, costs, ore grades, mining and processing conditions, court rulings, and regulatory and permitting matters.
Please refer to the Cautionary Statement contained in the Company's 10-K and/or Annual Report filed with the SEC for the most recent financial period.
www.canyonresources.com   (135 words)

  
 The Powell Expedition
The party names Glen Canyon after the oak glens that are discovered growing alongside the meanders in the river.
The canyon walls are becoming higher again as the party proceeds and evidence of the lava dam the once blocked the river can still be seen.
At breakfast Powell tries to talk the men into continuing along with the party, explaining to them that the canyon will not be easy to climb out of here, and that the nearest Mormon settlement may be 75 miles or further away.
www.kaibab.org /powell/powexp.htm   (4449 words)

  
 Fishing Canyon Lake
Canyon Lake is dominated by steep rocky banks, isolated flooded timber, and clear water typical of a highland reservoir.
When the water level is high, largemouth bass anglers should concentrate on the flooded terrestrial vegetation.
Largemouth bass anglers are most successful on Canyon Lake during the spring, fall, and winter months.
www.tpwd.state.tx.us /fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/canyon   (532 words)

  
 Sabino Canyon Tours at Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona
Sabino Canyon is a natural desert oasis located in Tucson’s Coronado National Forest and is home to spectacular desert landscapes and abundant wildlife.
Sabino Canyon tours offers a narrated, educational 45-minute, 3.8 mile tour into the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Bear Canyon Trail tram is a non-narrated 2 mile tour that travels to the trailhead of Seven Fall.
www.sabinocanyon.com   (137 words)

  
 The Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon | Grand Canyon Vacation Guide | Grand Canyon Arizona | thecanyon.com
Whether you're planning your next visit to Grand Canyon National Park, or enjoying it from afar, thecanyon.com is a virtual treasure trove of up-to-date information on the world's most famous chasm.
The 1.2 million acre park is home to numerous animals (from cougars and the endangered California condor above, to rattlesnakes and Gila monsters below), over 1,500 species of plants, archaeological sites dating back thousands of years, and one of the most complete geologic cross sections visible anywhere on the planet.
Most visitors come to the Canyon during the mild spring and fall, thus avoiding the summer heat of northern Arizona, or the winter snows that frequently blanket the lofty South and North Rims (7,000 and 8,000 feet above sea level respectively).
www.thecanyon.com   (524 words)

  
 Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon national park, Bryce Canyon,national parks, Bryce, utah parks, utah, southern ...
Bryce Canyon National Park is named for just one of many canyons which form a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters on the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah.
The Paunsagaunt Wildlife Museum is one of the finest museums in the State of Utah.
Open all year and located in the valley of Bryce Canyon on scenic Highway 12, Bryce Canyonn Inn is your best choice for visiting the parks and monuments of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.
www.brycecanyon.com   (312 words)

  
 Palo Duro Canyon Encyclopedia Article @ HillCountryArtists.com (Hill Country Artists)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Texas Parks and Wildlife and Texas Department of Transportation crews hope to wrap up repair and cleanup in Palo Duro Canyon State Park today.
The Texas Hill Country, as seen from near Interstate 10.
In recent years, the region has emerged as the center of the Texas wine industry.
www.hillcountryartists.com /encyclopedia/Palo_Duro_Canyon   (391 words)

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