Operation Grand Canyon with Dan Snow

Historian and broadcaster, Dan Snow, undertakes a historical challenge like no other: to lead the first-ever exploration of the mighty Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. In this two-part series, Dan joins a team of historians and geologists to recreate a pioneering 280-mile journey through the natural wonder that was led by explorer John Wesley Powell in 1869. Following in Powell's footsteps in the stunning yet challenging north Arizona landscape, Dan and the crew take on the area's rapids in antique wooden boats as they learn about the region's geological and Native American past.