The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons Setting & Symbolism

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California

California is a Western state which forms the desert porton of the Colorado River.

Arizona

Arizona is a Western state that has the mountain portion of the Colorado River.

New Mexico

New Mexicoi is a Western state located next to Arizona where the Sierra Madra Mountains separate the Colorado River from the Rio Grande del Norte.

Painted Desert

The Painted Desert is in Northeast Arizona, along the Little Colorado, and is known for the beauty of its colors and rock formations.

Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains are a large and majestic mountain rage in the American West.

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon formed by erosion from the Colorado and other rivers, is in Northern Arizona.

Green River City

Green River City, located on the Green River, is where the 1869 expedition began.

Flaming Gorge

Flaming Gorge at the Grand Canyon, is sixty-two miles from Green River City.

Green River

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