The Grand Canyon

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You'll get over your fear of heights pretty quickly.
Just the feeling of standing 6,000 ft. above the roaring Colorado River will make you want to ground your feet in the dust to stabilize yourself. The Grand Canyon is our #6 AbsoluteVisit because of its impressive size and features. It's over 277 miles long and 18 miles wide. The colors and textures of the mountains are something you won't find anywhere else, mostly because they took between 3 and 6 million years to form and continue to do so even today. You should check it out for yourself.
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Grand Canyon West Rim
#1 Grand Canyon Photo - Brad Harbach
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Grand Canyon Mountain Range
#2 Grand Canyon Photo - Will Crowthers
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Living Canyon
#3 Grand Canyon Photo - Brad Harbach
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Wheelbarrow on the New Hance Loop
#4 Grand Canyon Photo - Will Crowthers
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The Canyon, Arizona
#5 Grand Canyon Photo - Zhao Naidoo
 
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  • The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide. It took 3-6 million years to be formed by the Colorado River and is still changing shape today due to erosion.
  • The Canyon takes up 1,218,276 acres of land total.
  • The temperature ranges from 0-100 degrees Celsius (32-212 degrees Fahrenheit) from winter to summer.
  • The Grand Canyon is the biggest gorge in the world. You could lay four skyscrapers across and still not be able to reach the opposite edge.
  • While there have been fossil footprints of over 20 species discovered in the Canyon, no fossilized skeletons or bones have ever been discovered there!
  • A trip to the bottom of the canyon (either on foot or camel) takes approximately 2 days.
 

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Grand Canyon West Rim
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Grand Canyon Mountain Range
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Living Canyon
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Wheelbarrow on the New Hance Loop
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The Canyon, Arizona
Ranked #5 by Zhao Naidoo
 
 

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The Canyon, Arizona

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