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The Best of the West, With All the Rest…

Oct 26, 2009

Amazing Journeys embarks on a journey this week to some of the most spectacular sights in America. We’re heading to a region laden with a rich history, dramatic landscapes and the truest of adventures as we visit the National Parks of the Southwest; The Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.

We begin in Scottsdale and will enjoy some time in Phoenix, Sedona, and Kaibab National Forest before heading off to the Parks..and then culiminating the tour with a little “dangerous” fun in Las Vegas.

Our group is sold out with 45 strong, and all are eager and excited to see what the southwest has to offer.

Think you know a little something about the national parks and America’s southwest? Lets see if you can answer these questions. Correct answers to be posted on this blog upon the conclusion of our tour:

1. Which National Park isn’t really a Canyon?
a) Grand Canyon b) Zion c) Bryce Canyon

2. This hotel was the very first hotel and casino on Highway 91 (now know as the Las Vegas Strip:
a) Sands
b) El Rancho
c) New York New York
d) Flamingo

3. Fact: The geological story of the three National Parks we are visiting are actually chronologically related. Records within the past 2 billion years reveal that geologic development of each park began when that of the other park ended. Which is the correct order of “oldest” to “youngest”?

a) Grand Canyon >> Zion >> Bryce Canyon
b) Zion >> Bryce Canyon >> Grand Canyon
c) Bryce Canyon >> Grand Canyon >> Zion

4. Which of the following is a current threat to the preservation of the Grand Canyon?
a) erosion from the Colorado River

b) uranium mining
c) a government ordinance to redevelop some of the land

d) terrorism

5. Fact: The majority of Zion National Park’s visitors come during the spring and fall seasons with the months of December thru March being more offseason. Total annual visitation in 1920 was less than 4,000. Approximately how many people visit the Park annually today?

a) close to 10,000
b) close to 500,000
c) close to 3 million

**Send your answers to and if you receive a perfect score, we’ll announce it here on this blog next month.

Prize? You want a prize?? If we receive more than 10 entries by November 3rd, we’ll pick a lucky “perfect prize” winner and announce that too!

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