"The Colorado River" Colorado River Tip by Hosell

Colorado River, Grand Canyon: 12 reviews and 19 photos


In this picture you can see an aerial view of Colorado River.The Colorado River was originally named Rio Colorado or "Red River" by the Spanish. A person looking at the river today may not understand how it came to be named in this way, as the present day color of the river is more of a blue-green. The reddish-bro wn color that originally gave the river its name become a rarity upon completion of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1963.

Is hard to believe that all this impressive place was made for the erosion of the water of Colorado River.

This is an aerial view of Colorado River.

Address: Grand Canyon Floor
Website: https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/nature/rivers.htm

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  • Updated Aug 30, 2005
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