The Great Wonder SHATEARIA WILLIAMS English 1010

The canyon is one of the most studied landscaped in the world its so huge it is its own land of city which is so beautiful . The canyon is a national park it is one of those places you want to explore at least twice a year or every two years. It is open three hundred and sixty five days a year. A lot of people go there for traveling , touring, and just for adventure and fun to get away. Its such a big and beautiful place to explore so many wonderful things.

The Grand Canyon is a national park in the United States'. Its the 15th oldest national park. Which is named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the park is located in northwestern Arizona. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The Canyon covers 1,217,262 acres of unincorporated area in Coconino and Mohave counties. The Canyon received nearly six million recreational visitors in 2016, which is the second highest count of all U.S. national parks after Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Canyon can been seen very far away it is very wide ,it stretch miles and miles away its amazing that it was actually carved 6 millions years ago . There is a river valley which is called the Colorado river that is in the middle of the center its stretches so far its almost as though you can swim in it its so very narrow but its color is a dark blue. However , the grand canyon is known for its overwhelming visual size and its colorful and intricate landscape. Its has ancient rocks that are big and beautiful and well preserved and exposed in the walls of the canyon. Certain parts is very steep and interesting to see and just adventure .

Which some may know and some may not know but it has some of the cleanest air in the united states. There are various storms that come through and there are animals which lives there. The temperature in the summer is high it can reach 100 while in the winter it can drop below zero. Visitors are surprised by the potential extreme conditions. Its so high up its almost like you can glide your way . Sometimes the spring and fall can be unpredictable. Also it has forests which are found at higher elevations.

Its very colorful when your high up and standing above you can see the beautiful marble type colors .The rocks are very steep high and even sharp in some areas. There are also 1,500 plants that grows there. And 355 birds if different species , 47 variety of reptiles , 9 different amphibians, 17 different type of fish, this is all found in the grand canyon national park. Although there is actually over 500 species of animals that lives in Grand Canyon National Park. One of hundreds of bird species are actually found in the park. A range of mammals inhabit the park, which include coyotes, bats, mule deer, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, elk, and many others. The grand canyon’s array of animals also includes many types of arachnids and insects, with scorpions found primarily in the lower elevations along the river. Many snake species, including 6 types of rattlesnake, within the park.

I absolutely love nature its on of the most beautiful things not including life . Nature is all around us . Nature is not only the weather but also something as little as a pond and something as great as the great gran canyon . The grand canyon have many wonders to it. It has to beautiful landscapes to numerous caves. Its just so much to explore you have even the wild life which is quite interesting to know that is there home, they able to explore so many creative which lies within the canyon. To see the sunrise is absolute astonishing imagine waking up to something so wonderfully crafted.

You may be wondering how to explore with out getting lost. well, there are maps that will guide you and show you the way. Visitors also acquire a Grand Canyon map through the national park service to guide their exploration or find informational pamphlets. Tourist also have helicopter and hot air balloon that provide visitors a panoramic view of the entire Grand Canyon.

There are two public areas of the grand wonder. You have the north and south rims which are 7,000 feet above sea level. Its south rim is the most accessible section of the national park with numerous places. Which visitors can see over and admire the view at any time.


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