Amazon Quiz: Guess This Place

Grand Canyon

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Antelope Canyon

Answer: Grand Canyon

The Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon, a canyon with steep sides, in Arizona, in the United States. The Grand Canyon is over a mile deep, up to 18 miles (29 km) broad, and 277 miles (446 km) long (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters).

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The Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the Kaibab National Forest, the Hualapai Indian Reservation, the Havasupai Indian Reservation, and the Navajo Nation all encompass the canyon and its surrounding rim. President Theodore Roosevelt frequently traveled to the Grand Canyon region for hunting and sightseeing and was a strong supporter of its preservation.

The Colorado River and its tributaries cut their pathways through layer after layer of rock as the Colorado Plateau was raised, exposing nearly two billion years of Earth’s geological history. Geologists disagree on several parts of the canyon’s history, but several recent studies lend credence to the idea that the Colorado River first cut a path through the region between 5 and 6 million years ago.