Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its tributaries: Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

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Abstract

In the summer of 1867, with a small party of naturalists, students, and amateurs like myself, I visited the mountain region of Colorado Territory. While in Middle Park, I explored a little cañon, through which the Grand River runs, immediately below the well-known watering-place, "Middle Park Hot Springs." Later in the fall I passed through Cedar Cañon, the gorge by which the Grand leaves the park. The result of the summer's study was to kindle a desire to explore the cañons of the Grand, Green, and Colorado Rivers, and the next summer I organized an expedition with the intention of penetrating still farther into that cañon country.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its tributaries: Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Series title Monograph
Subseries U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region
DOI 10.3133/70039238
Year Published 1875
Language English
Publisher Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region
Description xi, 291 p.; 2 Plates: 57 x 77 cm. and 57 x 50 cm.
Country United States
State Colorado;Utah;Wyoming
Other Geospatial Cedar Canyon;Colorado River;Grand River;Green River;Uinta Mountains