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Over ten million years ago, the Colorado River began carving out what would eventually become the one of the greatest wonders of the natural world, the Grand Canyon. Today white water rafters traverse the Grand Canyons 277 miles down the Colorado River, which is also used to measure the length of the Canyon. The Grand Canyon is neither the widest nor the deepest canyon in the world, but it is certainly the most spectacular because it exposes myriad rock formations seen nowhere else in the world, some dating back 2 billion years - close to the age of the world's oldest rocks! The formation of Grand Canyon National Park came much, much later, in 1919. At the South Rim, the depth of the Canyon is 1 mile, while the elevation at the North Rim is about 1,000 ft. higher. As the crow flies, the length from rim to rim ranges from between ten and eighteen miles. Trail miles are much longer, posing an exciting challenge for the most committed of Canyon hikers. Starting at Lee's Ferry below Lake Powell, Grand Canyon National Park encompasses a whopping 1.2 million acres, ending at Grand Wash Cliffs near Lake Mead. Parts of the Canyon are also found on Native American Reservation land.
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Grand Canyon Education
A person can spend a lifetime learning about Grand Canyon National Park and the surrounding area. Whether you’re into geology and identifying plants, or hiking and history, the Grand Canyon makes for a great classroom for students who take an interest in its grandeur. Learn more about the canyon from our Grand Canyon Classroom.
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