What is Grand Canyon?

  • (noun): The enormous gorge of the Colorado River in northern Arizona.

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon (Hopi: Ongtupqa; Yavapai: Wi:kaʼi:la) is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, and the Havasupai Tribe. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. It is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

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The Lost Treasure Of The Grand Canyon
... The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon is a 2008 adventure sci-fi movie set in the Grand Canyon ...
Grand Canyon - Evacuation
... Canyon tourists and residents of Supai, a town located in the bottom of the canyon, were evacuated from the Supai area on August 17–18, 2008 due to a break in the earthen Redlands Dam, located upstream of ... necessitating the evacuation, according to the Grand Canyon National Park Service ...
Cataract Canyon - History
... Rock art and ruins have been found in Cataract Canyon that are at least 800-years old ... The Colorado River and its canyons was more of a blockade to travel than a destination to be explored ... The first recorded European to reach Cataract Canyon was a fur trapper named Denis Julien in 1836 ...
South Canyon Trail - See Also
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Skeleton Man (Tony Hillerman Novel) - Natural, Cultural and Historical References
... In Skeleton Man this includes ANIMAL Grand Canyon rattlesnake BOTANICAL Claret cup cactus, cliff-rose, pinyon pine (Grand Canyon high-country plant life noted by ...

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