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Grand Canyon Arizona few Fun Facts to know

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is a natural formation distinguished by layered bands of red rock, revealing millions of years of geological history in cross-section. Vast in scale, the canyon averages 10 miles across and a mile deep along its 277-mile length. Much of the area is a national park, with Colorado River white-water rapids and sweeping vistas.

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Grand Canyon National Park Arizona - Few Fun Facts to know

·         Many people consider it to be one of the seven wonders of the natural world.
·         The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometres) in length.
·         At its widest point the Grand Canyon stretches 18 miles (29 kilometres) across.
·         At its narrowest point it stretches 4 miles (6.4 kilometres) across.
·         The Grand Canyon attains a depth of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters deep).
·         The Colorado River runs through the Grand Canyon, it has been eroding its steep sides for millions of years.
·         The rock found at the bottom of the Grand Canyon (schist) is around 2 billion years old.
·         The rock found on the upper rim (limestone) is around 230 million years old.
·         American Indians have been living in and around the canyon for thousands of years.
·         The Grand Canyon became a national park in 1919 completed 100 years in last year 2019.
·         It was the 17th national park to be established in the United States.
·         It is believed that the Colorado River began carving the Grand Canyon about 6 million years ago.
·         The Grand Canyon was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.

·         The park celebrated its 100th anniversary on February 26, 2019.

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Grand Canyon Arizona Fun Facts to know
Rock squirrel Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon and the surrounding regions are home to desert bighorn sheep, mule deer, mountain lions, coyotes, gray fox, rock squirrel a large variety of reptiles, birds and rodents.

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