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Colorado Plateau

Listed under Deserts in Southwest Desert, United States.

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There are nine national parks within the Colorado Plateau, which straddles the corners of four southwestern states, and many national monuments, most of which are striking geological features such as multi-coloured cliffs (giving this region its alternative name of the 'Painted Desert'), bridges and immense monoliths. The Grand Canyon is to be found here, over a mile deep, its layers displaying more than two billion years' worth of history, and the incredible Cliff Palace, inexplicably abandoned in 1300 and accidentally rediscovered by cowboys.

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“Colorado Plateau”

This region boasts perhaps the most spectacular, colorful and famous (courtesy of Hollywood) desert scenery on the planet. Highlights include Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Valley of the Gods, Mesa Verde, Arches, Canyonlands, and the… Read more...

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