GRAND CANYON-PARASHANT – Created Jan. 11, 2000 by President Clinton along the north rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. At slightly more than 1 million acres, the monument is roadless, undeveloped and remote and in 2013, received International Night Sky Province designation in order to attempt long duration starlight monitoring. Geologic formations include deep canyons, high buttes, and, the Grand Wash Cliffs, shown here. Caves contain fossils dating to the ice age and tribal artifacts. PHOTOGRAPH BY MELISSA FARLOW