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Scientists Help to Create "Trail of Time" at Grand Canyon National Park


June 5, 2007

News thumbnail of Grand Canyon National Park An interpretive walking timeline trail that focuses on Grand Canyon vistas and rocks is being created with the help of scientists at the University of New Mexico, the National Park Service, and a $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. This "Trail of Time" will help visitors explore, ponder and understand the magnitude of geologic time and its stories encoded by Grand Canyon rock layers and landscapes. Full Story

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