The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons - Chapter I, The Valley of the Colorado Summary & Analysis

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Chapter I, The Valley of the Colorado Summary and Analysis

The Colorado River forms where the Grand River and the Green River meet. The Grand River comes from the Rocky Mountains and the Green River comes from the Wind River Mountains. The Green Ri8ver is the larger of the two. The Colorado River is about eight hundred miles in length. The lower portion is the desert portion. In California the desert reaches almost to the Pacific Ocean. The Arizona sides has the desert mountains where the Colorado is divided from the Rio Grand did North by the Sierra Madre Mountains in New Mexico.

The Gila River has its source in New Mexico and travels west to flow into the Colorado. The Colorado River forms a natural boundary between California and Arizona. The Bill Williams River is a second...

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