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The Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the northern state of Arizona, USA. It is mostly situated within the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the first National Parks in the United States.

The course of Colorado River has eroded the terrain throughout millions of years. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and reaches depths of over a mile.

The majority of the sedimentary rocks in the Grand Canyon range in age from 2 billion years old to 230 million years old.

The collision of tectonic plates uplifted all the region and created the Colorado Plateau, which lies between 6900 ft. and 9000 ft. above sea level. The Colorado River carved and eroded these sedimentary layers throughout thousands of years. As a result, the river carved this one mile deep canyon forming what we know today as the Grand Canyon. The river continues to actively erode the riverbed resulting in ever more ancient rocks coming to the surface. The result of all this erosion is one of the most complete geological columns on the planet.

The Grand Canyon offers many ways to admire its beautiful landscapes, from looking at its 7000 ft. above sea level from one of its vantage points, to stepping out over the void along the Skywalk, a spectacular transparent cantilever bridge suspended 4000 ft above the ground.

Live intense experiences at this Natural Reserve: explore the Grand Canyon aboard an airplane, flying over the wilderness in a helicopter, cleaving the waters of the Colorado River by boat or exploring the valley floor either by foot or by riding a mule. Lastly, enjoy a meal prepared by Native Americans amidst this unique natural territory.

Be impressed by the beauty of the sunlights at dawn or nightfall, which slowly changes the colors of the canyon’s walls. A unique pleasure for all the senses.