Student: Cristina Turcan, 1LM2
Course: USA Culture and Civilization
Things to do
is a steep-sided canyon carved by
the Colorado River in the United
States in the state of Arizona. It is
contained within and managed by
Grand Canyon National Park.
For thousands of years, the area
has been continuously inhabited by
Native Americans who built
settlements within the canyon and
its many caves. The first
European known to have viewed
the Grand Canyon was García
López de Cárdenas from Spain,
who arrived in 1540.
The first people known to live in the Grand Canyon
area were The Ancient Pueblo People who were a Native American culture
The Ancient Puebloans considered the
Grand Canyon a holy site and made
pilgrimages to it
Temperatures vary wildly throughout the
year, with summer highs within the Inner
Gorge commonly exceeding (37.8 °C) and
winter minimum temperatures sometimes
falling below zero degrees Fahrenheit (−17.8
°C) along the canyon's rims.
The Grand Canyon area has some of the
cleanest air in the United States.However
at times the air quality can be
considerably affected by events such as
forest fires and dust storms in the
Grand Canyon National Park is one of the world’s premier natural attractions,
attracting about five million visitors per year. Overall, 83% were from the United
States: California , Arizona, Texas, Florida and New York represented the top
domestic visitors. Seventeen percent of visitors were from outside the United
States; the most prominently represented nations were the United Kingdom,
Canada, Japan, Germany and The Netherlands.
Grand Canyon Facts
Established as grand Canyon National
Monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908
Averages over 5 million visitors a year.
Covers over 277 river miles
Drops almost a mile at its deepest point
Things to do:
Grand Canyon Visitors Center
Desert View Watchtower.
Deer and other animals
Mules and mule rides.
Stop and enjoy.
It is locatede inlocated primarily in the U.S. state of
Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho.
Things to do in Grand Canyon:
History and Culture:
11,000 years ago, many groups of Native
Americans used the park as their homes,
hunting grounds, and transportation routes.
These traditional uses of Yellowstone lands
continued until a little over 200 years ago,
when the first European people found their
way into the park. In 1872, a country that had
hasn’t seen its first centennial established
Yellowstone as the First National Park in the
world. This new concept was born and a new
way for people to preserve and protect the best
of what they had for the benefit and enjoyment
of future generations
Yellowstone climate is greatly influenced by altitude, with
lower elevations generally found to be warmer year round.
The record high temperature was (37 °C) in 2002, while
the coldest temperature recorded is (−54 °C)in 1933.
During the summer months of June through early
September, daytime highs are normally (21 to 27 °C range,
while nighttime lows can go to below freezing (0 °C—
especially at higher altitudes. Summer afternoons are
frequently accompanied by thunderstorms. Spring and fall
temperatures range between (−1 and 16 °C) with cold
nights in the teens to single digits (−5 to −20 °C). Winter in
Yellowstone is very cold with high temperatures usually
between zero to (−20 to −5 °C) and nighttime
temperatures (−20 °C) for most of the winter.
Yellowstone was the world’s first national park
Yellowstone is home to half of the world’s
No one has been killed by a bear inside Yellowstone since 1986
Yellowstone has a supervolcano
Yellowstone has a Grand Canyon
Things to do:
Catch an Old Faithful Eruption
Paddle Lake Yellowstone
Stay the Night at a Yellowstone Lodge
Take a Hike