The Grand Canyon by:andrew s.

The Grand Canyon is a huge canyon in Arizona that Stretches 277 miles, (466 kilometers) in length.

It is said that the colorado river started carving this particular canyon around 20 million years ago.

Living within the Grand Canyon are 1,737 species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss, 195 species of lichen, and 34 species of mammals.

At it’s widest point it stretches up to 18 miles or 29 kilometers wide, but at it’s narrowest point it is only 4 miles or 6.4 kilometers wide.

Some native american indians have been living all over the canyon for thousands of years, those tribes include the Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai, Paiute, and Hualapai.

The Grand Canyon covers an area of over 19,000 square miles.

Although it is very deep, it is not the deepest in the world. The deepest canyon in the world is the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon (or Tsangpo Canyon).

The Grand Canyon is a national park in Arizona and gets around five million visitors a year.

While visiting the Grand Canyon some things you can do are hike, bike, or raft to see all of the Grand Canyon's uniqueness.

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