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Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus

The red, nectar-filled blooms of this cactus are favored by hummingbirds. 

Colorado River

Started as two separate river systems that began carving the canyon 17 million years ago. By 6 million years ago, they joined as a single stream.

Rock Shelter

Cougars use ledges just below the canyon rim for daytime rest, but rarely traverse the mile-deep canyon. 

Deer Bones

From an old kill; cougars sometimes drag prey to secluded places to eat alone. 

Shiva Temple

A mile-wide mesa.

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