The Grand Canyon is in northern Arizona and it is 1904 square miles on the Colorado Plateau. The Grand Canyon was formed by the Colorado River, which flows west through the canyon. It took three to six million years to form, erosion still continues to alter its landscape. The canyon is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide in some places and has depths up to a mile deep. The rock in the bottom of the canyon is called schist, it is around two billion years old. The rock on the upper rim is limestone and it is around 230 million years old.
The Grand Canyon is home to many animals including Abert and Kaibab squirrels, bobcats, mountain lions, elk, chuck walla lizards, diamondback rattlesnakes, bald eagles, and California condors. There are three rims accesible to the canyon, North, South, and West. The South Rim is the easiest to reach and most visited, so I recommend going to the North or West rims. Do some research before heading to those places.
Words cannot describe how majestic or vast this canyon is. Nor can photos capture it’s unique beauty.