Grand Canyon Travel: River at Risk

A still of Granite Gorge from 1873. (J.K. Hillers)
A still of Granite Gorge from 1873.

A still of Granite Gorge from 1873.

Regan Dale, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Tara Davis, and Kick Kennedy row a traditional dory.

Regan Dale, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Tara Davis, and Kick Kennedy row a traditional dory.
(Photo Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films)


The Colorado River bends dramatically around Point Hansbrough in the Grand Canyon.

The Colorado River bends dramatically around Point Hansbrough in the Grand Canyon.
(Michael Nichols)


The dories drift in and out of the canyon's formidable shadow.

The dories drift in and out of the canyon's formidable shadow.
(Chris Rainier)


Anthony Yap, Bram Role, and Rita Riewerts crash through the rapids in a traditional dory.

Anthony Yap, Bram Role, and Rita Riewerts crash through the rapids in a traditional dory.
(Chris Rainier)


Water pools in the Esplanade on the North Rim.

Water pools in the Esplanade on the North Rim.
(Michael Nichols)


A rafting party stops for a beach break beneath Redwall Cavern.

A rafting party stops for a beach break beneath Redwall Cavern.
(Wade Davis)


Daylight plays along the walls of the Grand Canyon.

Daylight plays along the walls of the Grand Canyon.
(Chris Rainier)


Glen Canyon in June 1955, before the construction of Glen Canyon Dam.

Glen Canyon in June 1955, before the construction of Glen Canyon Dam.
(Joseph Hillers)


A kayaker on the expedition enjoys riding alone on the Colorado River.

A kayaker on the expedition enjoys riding alone on the Colorado River.
(Ben Horton)

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