the enormous gorge of the Colorado River in northern Arizona
A large national park and gorge, carved by the Colorado River, located in Arizona.
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, and the Havasupai Tribe. 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. It is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and attains a depth of over a mile. Nearly two billion years of the Earth's geological history has been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While the specific geologic processes and timing that formed the Grand Canyon are the subject of debate by geologists, recent evidence suggests the Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River continued to erode and form the canyon to its present-day configuration.
The numerical value of Grand Canyon in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Grand Canyon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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With what you don't know about me, I could just about fill the Grand Canyon.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
This is a great day for Grand Canyon National Park, and those who love its stunning vistas, abundant wildlife and rich cultural heritage.
They popularized the idea of the beauty of America, as Western exploration continued, and we encountered these places out West, including the geysers of Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon fills me with awe, you cannot improve on it. But what you can do is keep it for your children, your children's children and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.
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