The Grand Canyon is indeed a very big hole in the ground.A water-carved Grand Canyon took millions of years of slow, steady erosion. Moreover, Newberry and his successors judged the rock layers through which the Colorado River cut to be much older than the river, orders of magnitude older than the canyon itself.In September 1540, under orders from the conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado to search for the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, Captain García López de Cárdenas, along with Hopi guides and a small group of Spanish soldiers, traveled to the South Rim of the Grand By that standard, Grand Canyon is 277 miles / 446 km long. It begins at Lees Ferry (mile 0) and ends at the Grand Wash Cliffs (mile 277 / km 446). The Colorado River is longer, of course: 1450 miles / 2333 km long from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the Gulf of California in Mexico.Canyon between Desert View and Moran
the grand canyon is one of the biggest national parks in the us, also is full of nature. A lot of rare species live ,so we have protect our land
he South Rim of the Grand Canyon is Open All Year and is located on the "Arizona" side of the Canyon. The South Rim receives 90% of the park's visitation. The South Rim has an airport and rail service and is a 90 minute drive from Interstate 40 and the transportation centers of Williams and Flagstaff, Arizona.
Named by Powell, "Its head at the confluence of the Little Colorado River, its foot at the entrance of Nonnow Valley; its length 238 miles." Dellenbaugh writes, "Powell was responsible for most of the names in the Canyon. He called it Grand Canyon