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Grand Canyon


The Grand Canyon is a huge geological feature which is so big and impressive that it can't be easily described or captured by photography. To really appreciate it it's best to GO THERE. I'll be honest and up-front and tell you I have an affiliate link to the Grand Canyon Tour Company AND Grand Canyon Tour & Travel! The Grand Canyon looks like it was made by the Colorado river eroding away the rock, but actually it's mainly been formed by water soaking into the rock and then it freezing and breaking the rock up, a process called congelifraction or congeliturbation. Not many people are clever enough to say words like that, so it's also called frost-wedging.

Described by the Grand Canyon Tour Company as "one of the Seven Wonders of the World", it really would take some exploring. It's a mile deep, 277 miles long, an between half a mile wide at its narrowest point to 18 miles wide. On the bottom the Colorado River weaves around the beautiful buttes, mesas and valleys that stand within this magnificent canyon.

Grand Canyon Tour Company: "Viewing the Grand Canyon, one of Seven Natural Wonders of the World, can be overpowering with its enormous size and beautiful color. This is a site you would not want to miss! Looking from the rim you can experience the meaning of the Grand Canyon - vast, enormous, beautiful, incredible and breath taking."

Here are a few Grand Canyon links...

Grand Canyon Tour Company *

Grand Canyon Tour and Travel *

GC Flight *

http://www.edu-source.com/GCpages/CVOpage1.html

http://www.kaibab.org/