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Loaded with some of the most beautiful views you can find, Grand Canyon National Park is a wonderful place to visit.  The Southern Ridge attracts the most visitors, but I

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THE GRAND CANYON! Oh My God, what more can I say about this wonder of the world? Yes, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, if not the most wonderful of all!  Accolades throughout

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“Get there & you'll know why & how it inspires each & every single one of us. It's where humanity meets God!”
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“This is the place that one sees God and a place I hope my final resting place would be on this planet. The Grand Canyon is eternal and most beautiful place on planet Earth!”
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“Ok, granted it's not entirely yellow but then again, I'd like to include it here and it's my list, so you have it ;-) Most beautiful place on earth as far as I'm concerned. One
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“#1 because this is where I see God and experience Eternity. I once wrote on VirtualTourist.com "Trust me... you will experience eternity here." and that's been used by the Arizona
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The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the first national parks in the United States. 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.

Longstanding scientific consensus has been that the canyon was created by the Colorado River over a six million year period. The canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29 km) and attains a depth of over a mile (1.83 km) (6000 feet). Nearly two billion years of the Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. The "canyon began in the west, followed by another that formed in the east. Eventually, the two broke through and met as a single majestic rent in the earth some six million years ago. [...] The merger apparently occurred where the river today bends to the west, in the area known as the Kaibab Arch."

Before European immigration, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon ("Ongtupqa" in Hopi language) a holy site and made pilgrimages to it. The first European known to have viewed the ...

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Address: Grand Canyon, NV

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