Follow the Colorado River from its headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park through Utah's Westwater Canyon, the national parks of Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, and Zion, the fragile beauty and rapids of Grand Canyon, and into Mexico. Set to classical music by some of the world's greatest composers and narrated by Joseph Campanella, Wild River: The Colorado airs on PBS stations May 3 at 10:00 p.m. EST.
The film, recorded in High Definition Television and 5.1 Surround Sound, is a visually stunning journey that follows the river from its headwaters to Westwater Canyon, Castle Valley, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, the Grand Canyon, Zion, Lake Mead, Havasu, and the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.
Historically, the Colorado River ran to the Gulf of California. After serving the needs of the West, it now reaches the gulf only in the wettest years. Naturalist Aldo Leopold described the once marshy delta as a "milk and honey wilderness."
Using landscape, time lapse and aerial photography, the film shows viewers hidden jewels and edens of the Colorado River as well as adventure on the rapids of Cataract Canyon and Grand Canyon.
No upcoming airings of Wild River: The Colorado found in the next +3 months.
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