National Geographic : 1914 Aug
south for a distance of 60 odd miles; then turning di rectly east shortly after crossing the State line into Utah, it parallels the north ern boundary of Utah and crosses into Colorado at the extreme northwest corner. This is the only point at which the Green River or its successor, the Colorado River, touches the State of Colorado. It is a common mistake to confuse the can von of the Grand River in Colorado with the Grand Canyon of Arizona. After making a loop about 25 miles in length, the Green River returns to Utah, flowing in a general south-southwest di rection through the eastern part of this State. Four hundred miles below Green River City, at Blake, Utah, the stream is crossed bytheD.&R.G.R.R. Be tween these two towns there is only one village on the river where provisions could be obtained. This was at Jensen, Utah. WHERE RIVERS MEET Over Ioo miles below Blake, Utah, the Green River is joined by the Grand, flow ing in from Colorado. These streams, combined, form the Colorado River. The Colo rado River, running in a more southwesterly direc tion, crosses into Arizona, after about 150 miles in Utah. On being joined by the Little Colorado it changes its course and flows to the west, with many twists and turns. This is the section known as the Grand Can von. Finally it forms the Photo by Kolb Brothers dividing line between Nevada A MOUNTAIN LION and California on the west and Arizona on the east. It Captured by "Buffalo Jones" on the north rim of the Grand empties into the Gulf of Cali- Canyon, packed by Dave Rust down Bright Angel Creek, across the river on the tramway, then up to the south rim fornia, in Mexico. about oo on a burro. This lion afterward escaped in Las Vegas, Ne miles from the U. S. line. vada, and ran through the main streets of the town.