Photos of the Grand Canyon National Park

26 February, 2013 1 Comment

Grand Canyon

The collision of two tectonic plates recessed Colorado plateau up to almost 3,000 meters of altitude 70 million years ago. Then, the rain, with its power of erosion, has been excavating the slopes making this place ever deeper. The Colorado river has also done its job of erosion and has widened it. Porous soil absorbs water, frozen water expands and cracks the walls and the walls have been falling down…

In this way has been forming over time, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, Arizona, one of the United States of America. In this Grand Canyon you can find limestone of almost 260 million years old and also rocks of almost 1,800 million years.

Grand Canyon of the Colorado

The park is divided into two areas: the North Rim and South Rim. The most popular tourist area is the Southern. The North Rim is closed from October to April due to low temperatures. At the South Rim you can reach nearly 1,400 meters in height.

If you want to see in person the Grand Canyon National Park, you can fly in a helicopter over its valleys and its gorges, or you can navigate by the Colorado river and admire it from below. You can also do both things because after the flight, the helicopter descends to the river so you can hop aboard a canoe.

The less adventurous visitors can sign-up for Jeep tours and even explore the Grand Canyon on mules. The mules are the most secure animal to walk beside large gorges and cliffs.

You can get more information for your visit in www.nps.gov.

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