Heritage Tours:

Search for a tour by category:

Search site:

string(50) ""

Artificial Canyon

This five-mile trip takes you through a geologically interesting artificial canyon.

Heart icon

Like what you see? Want to share it?

Crosshair icon

Clicking a crosshair will take you to that location on the map.

George Washington icon

Start or the end of a tour leg.

Map marker icon

Waypoint or town along the tour leg with more information.

Star icon

Key waypoints and Main Street communities along the tour leg. Sites you do not want to miss!

Point of interest icon

Point of interest along the tour leg.

In the spring of 1926, when the water of the Burlingame Irrigation Ditch was diverted for one week into a diversion channel, a miniature Grand Canyon, in places 100 feet wide and 100 feet deep, was created; thousands of tons of silt were carried to the Columbia. In the walls of this gully, the stratified deposits of an ancient lake bed may be advantageously studied. Deep-well drilling in artesian basins...

Learn more about Artificial Canyon