One place I’ve always wanted to visit is the Grand Canyon. I’ve only seen the Grand Canyon from an airplane and it is so stunning from that view! I can’t imagine what it is like to be on the ground and witness the true beauty of it all.
Located in Arizona, the Canyon was carved by the Colorado River and is 277 miles long and the carvings began millions of years ago. Here’s some fun facts about the Grand Canyon, from The National Park Foundation:
- The Grand Canyon creates its own weather
- There are no dinasour bones in the Canyon
- There are only eight fish species native to the Grand Canyon, six of which are found nowhere outside of the Colorado River
- There’s a town in the Grand Canyon called Supai Village, within the Havasupai Indian Reservation. It is not reachable by road and mail is still delivered by pack mule!
Here’s a bit of history about the Canyon and how it came to be a national park:
Here’s a video that explains the formation of the Canyon:
Have you ever visited the Grand Canyon? And if you have been, did you walk the Skywalk Bridge (see below)?