Grand Canyon, Arizona
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 36° 06.050 W 112° 05.433
12S E 401834 N 3995682
Quick Description: Carved out by the Colorado river, the Grand Canyon (nearly 5,000 ft deep) is the most spectacular gorge in the world. Located in the state of Arizona, it cuts across the Grand Canyon National Park. Its horizontal strata retrace the geological history of the past 2 billion years. There are also prehistoric traces of human adaptation to a particularly harsh environment.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/27/2006 12:50:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMDKE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 141

Long Description:
"In the grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which so far as I know, is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world…Leave it as it is. You can not improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and for all who come after you." – Theodore Roosevelt

We are surprised nobody has logged this one yet. So, here it is, including a couple of pictures from our last visit. It is a great place to visit at any time of the year, we especially like it on a clear winter day.
The WHS coordinates above refer to the North Rim. Most common place to visit is Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim at N 36°03.240' W 112°08.340'
Type: Natural

Reference number: 75

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