For those of you who did not know, the Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It’s largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park (the 15th national park in the United States). US President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. The Grand Canyon is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
It’s 446 km long, up to 29 km wide in place and reaches a depth of 1,800 metres. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who first reached it in 1540. In 1908, it became an official national monument and became a national park in 1919. This photo of the Grand Canyon has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 14th of January 2011.
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