May 8, 2019 / Modified may 14, 2019 11:24 a.m.

Operation Grand Canyon with Dan Snow

Dan Snow recreates John Wesley Powell's pioneering 1869 expedition along the Grand Canyon, traversing the Colorado rapids in replicas of the wooden boats used in the original trip.

Dan Snow joins up with a team of historians and geologists to recreate John Wesley Powell's pioneering 1869 expedition along 280 miles of the Grand Canyon. The journey takes them through the beautiful, arid and dangerous wilds of north Arizona, where Snow and the crew must traverse Colorado rapids in antique wooden boats. Along the way they learn some fascinating details about the geology of the region, and its Native American past.

Operation Grand Canyon with Dan Snow, Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

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