Grand Canyon


The Grand Canyon
“Profound” is how Father Franciso Garces described the Canyon in 1776. The Pueblo people considered it a holy place and Teddy Roosevelt said it was a place “every American should see.” The Grand Canyon’s sheer scope and beauty are off the charts. One need do nothing more than simply stand near the rim and gaze into it to experience its magnificence.

277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and over a mile deep, its stratified layers of rock constitute one the most complete geological records on earth – the oldest rocks are 1.8 billion years old.

National Park Explorer contains 223 articles on the Park.

Selected Content
Points-of-Interest – South & North Rims, Mather Point, Toroweap, Bright Angel Trail…
Explore History – Archaeology, the CCC, Eric York, historic structures…
Explore Nature – Geology, Ecosystems, Wildlife, Plant Life, and Wildflowers.
The Far Reaches – For those favoring the difficult to reach places.
Things to Do – Mule trips, guided hikes, backcountry hiking, river trips.

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