Glacier National Park

On May 11, 1910, an act of the United States Congress established Glacier National Park in the state of Montana on the Canada–United States border with the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The park encompasses over 1 million acres (4,000 km²) and includes parts of two mountain ranges (sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains), over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, … Continue reading Glacier National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

On February 25, 1928, Bryce Canyon National Park in the  United States was established. Located in southwestern Utah, the major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plagteau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream … Continue reading Bryce Canyon National Park

What a Grand Canyon!

On January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declared the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument, stating that “The ages had been at work on it, and man can only mar it,”  Roosevelt had first visited the Grand Canyon in 1903. An avid outdoorsman and staunch conservationist, Roosevelt established the Grand Canyon Game Preserve on November 28, 1906. Livestock grazing was reduced, … Continue reading What a Grand Canyon!