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The Southwest is the National Park Service's search and rescue triangle.
In 2014, staff at Grand Canyon National Park had to conduct 324 searches and rescues, the most of any site managed by the park service. Over near Las Vegas, Lake Mead National Recreation Area had the second-most, while Zion National Park led all park service sites in Utah.
Here's a map of park service searches and rescues in 2014. The darker the dot, the more searches and rescues. Park service sites not on the map recorded no searches or rescues.
Below is the data in a spreadsheet. In all, the National Park Service conducted 2,658 searches and rescues in 2014. About 2,500 are reflected on the map and spreadsheet. The rest were ocean or air rescues for which no location data was recorded.