Friday, February 15, 2013

The Grand Canyon : The deepest canyon in the world

A steep gorge by the Colorado River, Arizona in the United States, the Grand Canyon has some actually pleasant scenery.Its length about 277 miles,4 to 18 miles in width and about one mile deep. Scientists trust that the canyon was  formed by the Colorado River over a six million year period.

grand canyon

Native Americans constructed settlements in the caves within the canyon before the emigration of Europeans. It was also considered to be a place of pilgrimage by the Pueblo people.In 1869 the Europeans visited the Grand Canyon for the first time.

grand canyon

Even if it is not the deepest canyon in the world, it is known for its highly large size and beautifully complicated landscape. The Grand Canyon National Park is one of the first national parks in the United States.The Grand Canyon national park attracts more than five million visitors a year.The Grand Canyons weather conditions vary highly between seasons as well as varying at various elevations. While winter snow is  conversant by the higher forested rims, the internal gorge has a desert temperature because of the low height.

grand canyon

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