Nature Wonders GRAND CANYON Arizona U.S.A.
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There are few places on Earth that highlight the power of nature or are as impressive as the truly awesome Grand Canyon. Millions of years ago, erosion and the relentless power of the Colorado River created this magnificent landscape and even today, the river continues to force its way through the rock, sand and mud of the Canyon. The Canyon extends for 400 kilometres and its width ranges from between 6 and 30 kilometres.
In 1919, the American government designated the region as a protected area. The first to discover the canyons were the Anasazi Indians who settled in the area around 1,000 years ago. They hunted for food and cultivated corn, pumpkins and beans in many of the neighboring valleys. Even today, a small Indian tribe lives in a nearby canyon.
Words alone cannot describe the incredible landscape with its ever-changing colors and fascinating rock walls as the final rays of the setting sun disappear below the horizon until darkness falls in the majestic world of the Grand Canyon.