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Subject: Grand Canyon in Arizona 13/11/2010, 10:25 pm
The Grand Canyon is the largest known rift in the world. The GrandCanyon is a steep-sided gorge that were made by the Colorado River innorth Arizona, USA. It is because of heavy mineral deposits that onecan see the canyon as bright red, brown and orange in color.This canyon is a part of the large Grand Canyon national parkdesignated by Theodore Roosevelt. The park is almost 277 miles long and4 to 18 miles wide. The canyons are the main point of attraction in thenation park.The president of The United States, Theodore Roosevelt, used toquite often come to the national park for enjoyment and hunting.Statistics show that the canyons were made by the Colorado River somesix million years ago and have the deepest depth, of over a mile. It issaid that the river started cutting layers of rocks from the westinitially and gradually moved to the east. The place was inhabited bythe Native Americans who lived within the caves. The site during thistime was a holy place for the pilgrims and the first person to explorethis part of the world was a European guy who arrived from Spain tothis site in 1540. During the year 1869, Major John Wesley Powell madethe first recorded journey to this place.Some of the best adventures that a tourist can indulge into areColorado River rafting, helicopter tours and other guided tours vialand. One can stay in the best Grand Canyon hotels and lodges to makethe journey memorable.