Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River, in northern Arizona. The canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is largely contained in the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States.  Here are some beautiful and stunning pictures of the grand canyon.

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Cold Winter air
Grand Canyon cold winter air

The canyon, created by the Colorado River cutting a channel over millions of years, is about 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6 to 29 kilometers) and attains a depth of more than a mile (1,600 m).

Grand Canyon Colorado River
Grand Canyon Colorado River

Grand Canyon great chasm
Grand Canyon great chasm


The uplift of the Colorado Plateaus is uneven, resulting in the North Rim of the Grand Canyon being over a thousand feet (about 300 meters) higher than the South Rim. The fact that the Colorado River flows closer to the South Rim is also explained by this asymmetrical uplift.

Grand Canyon north rim
Grand Canyon north rim

Grand Canyon old tree
Grand Canyon old tree

Grand Canyon on the edge
Grand Canyon on the edge

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