Zion National Park

Restored photo of a small ranch near Zion Canyon (circa 1910s)

Canyons are deep, narrow valleys associated with cliffs on their sides. They are formed through thousands of years of water flow, weathering, erosion, and tectonic activities. The most famous familiar types of canyons are the river canyon. River canyons are caused by the water pressure that cuts a deep and narrow channel … Read more

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Cavern National Park entrance

Caves Situated in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico, the park’s primary attraction is the show cave, Carlsbad Cavern. Carlsbad Caverns is one of the oldest and most famous cave systems in the world. The caverns contain several vast underground chambers, up to 250 feet high, filled with amazing formations of … Read more

Guadalupe Mountians National Park

The huge boulders of El Capitan pose high and mighty at the end of Guadalupe Mountains

Coral reefs are amazing products of both biology and geology. They were made of stone but were built by life – sea creatures sculpted rocks to transform their landscape through time. The Earth is blessed with ancient reefs that can even date back a hundred million years ago. These fossils carry archives … Read more