The Colorado River flows 1,450 miles to the Gulf of California and crosses seven states and two Mexican states. Here's where the mighty Colorado River starts.

The Colorado River flows 1,450 miles across North America and provides water for 40 million people. The Colorado River offers endless activities such as fishing, swimming, kayaking, and more.

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The Colorado River is the fifth-longest river in the United States and here's where the Colorado River starts and ends

The Colorado River Starts High in the Rocky Mountains

A small lake high in Rocky Mountain National Park is the Colorado River's source. From its start, the Colorado River flows 1,450 miles to the Gulf of California.

Colorado River Bad Google Reviews

These are some of the worst Google reviews, three stars or less, for the Colorado River.

Ten Affordable Places to Go Camping Along the Colorado River

We're out to create an ever-growing list of great places to go camping along the Colorado River. Use our station app to submit your favorite place to go camping (along the river) and we'll add it to our photo gallery.

ONLY PLACE IN THE WORLD: Colorado's Unaweep Canyon Where Water Flows In Both Directions

Unaweep Canyon is a scenic canyon in west-central Colorado, located about 30 miles southwest of Grand Junction. One of the most notable features of the canyon is Gateway Canyons Resort which was developed by Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks.

LOOK: Stunning vintage photos capture the beauty of America's national parks

Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

Keep scrolling for 50 vintage photos that show the beauty of America's national parks.