The Grand Canyon 2020

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The United States has some of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring parks in the world. The U.S. National Parks system includes everything from Sequoia National Park to Hot Springs National Park. However, there’s one national park that stands in a league of its own. It is the Grand Canyon.

Some Fascinating Facts About the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is located in the northern part of Arizona. It is 277 miles long, about 18 miles wide, and is over one mile deep. The river that flows through the Grand Canyon is the Colorado River. Temperatures at the Grand Canyon vary by the time of year. For instance, in the summer, temperatures at the Grand Canyon’s Inner Gorge can be higher than 100 degrees. In the winter, temperatures can sometimes fall below zero degrees.

European explorers began arriving in the Grand Canyon in the 16th century. For example, in September 1540, Spanish explorers traveled through the Canyon. They were astounded by the huge rocks in the Canyon, allegedly saying that they were “bigger than the great tower of Seville, Giralda.

These explorers were the last Europeans to visit the Grand Canyon for more than 200 years. While some other Spanish missionaries visited the Grand Canyon in 1776, the first Americans to do so were a group of trappers in 1826.

Some of the most important moments in the Grand Canyon’s history occurred in the early 20th century. In 1903, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt visited the Grand Canyon. Roosevelt was known for being an outdoorsman and a conservationist. He was struck by the beauty of the Canyon and redesignated the Grand Canyon Game Preserve to be a U.S. National Monument in 1908. 11 years later, the Grand Canyon was designated a U.S. National Park by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. These federal protections helped preserve the wildlife and natural beauty of the Canyon.

Today, in the Grand Canyon, you can find over 1700 types of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, and 64 species of moss. In terms of animals, you can find about 90 different types of mammal species in the Canyon. Of those 90 mammal species, 22 of them are bats and 18 of them are rodents. Many of these animals are smaller, so don’t expect to see many large mammals going up and down the Canyon.

The Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful sites in the United States. If you were to visit the Grand Canyon, you could participate in many different activities.

As a starting point, almost every visitor to the Grand Canyon wants to view it from above. If you feel the same way, one of the places that you can visit is the South Rim. You will get an outstanding view of the Canyon, which can be used for Instagram photos or even longer videos.

There is also the Grand Canyon Skywalk, where you can walk onto a glass platform to view the Grand Canyon from above. It can be quite scary for those who are afraid of heights! If you are more adventurous, you can hike down the Grand Canyon, take a helicopter tour, or even raft down the Colorado River.

In the end, the Grand Canyon is a remarkable landmark. It is an important piece of our natural history. From the stunning light on the Canyon walls to the rapidly flowing water of the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon will continue to delight humans for years to come.

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