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Grand Teton National Park - a complete glacier-carved Rocky Mountain ecosystem, Joshua Tree National Park - displaying the mid-latitude Mojave Desert ecosystem, and Olympic National Park - containing a primeval temperate rainforest ecosystem are all parks that started out as Monuments.
It is perhaps the most treasured landscape in America. Commonly known as the Southern Rockies, it is one of the most spectacular sections of mountains on the planet. Most of the range is above 10,000 feet. It is the highest region on the North American Continent. And it contains many of the highest peaks in the whole Rocky Mountain Range.
Known for their breathtaking beauty, they are among nature's greatest wonders. Canyons and gorges preserved by America's great National Park System, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, and of course, the granddaddy of them all, Grand Canyon National Park.
America has been blessed with a spectacular coastline. The Pacific Ocean coastline. A coastline where the tectonic forces of the Pacific and North American plates are colliding, producing one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world. A coastline with one of the great Mediterranean climates. A coastline with over 50 million inhabitants.
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- Premiered: July 13, 2013
- Rating: None
- Premise: Facts about America are uncovered in this trivia-based series. (more)