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If any single geographical feature symbolizes the United States in the minds of world travelers, it is Arizona's Grand Canyon.This 1,904sq-mi national park, located entirely in northwestern Arizona, extends from Lees Ferry, in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, west to the Grand Wash Cliffs, in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Waters from seven western states-Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming, plus Nevada and California below the Grand Canyon-drain into the mighty Colorado River, 1,450mi long from its source in Colorado's Rocky Mountains to Mexico's Gulf of California.The Grand Canyon was carved over eons by the powerful waters of the Colorado River, forcibly aided by wind and water erosion. Today a giant swath of the earth's geological history is visible in the colorfully striated layers of rock that reach down more than a mile below the canyon's rim.This is not the world's deepest canyon, but the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is known throughout the world for its immense and labyrinthine rock landscape.At dawn and dusk, in particular, the low-angle sun highlights the vividly colored canyon walls. Bands of green, blue, purple, pink, red, orange, gold, yellow and white define a succession of exposed ancient rock layers.Today, about 5 million tourists enter the park each year. Their impact on the environment has led the National Park Service to contemplate dramatic action to protect the Canyon for future generations.

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  • Address : Route 64. 60 miles North of Williams USA - Grand Canyon, AZ 8602386023Grand Canyon
  • Phone : (928) 638-7888
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  • 8am-5pm

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    • Language: fra
    • Position : With family


    Big ! Big ! Amazing ! Grandiose et Unique ! J'ai eu beau le voir pendant des années en films et en photos, la première fois que je l'ai vue ce fût un choc. Le site est majestueux. Difficile de décrire l'impression qu'il laisse. Vaut le voyage à lui tout seul.


    Si vous êtes fan de randonnée c'est soit tout plat le long de la "rive", soit assez pentu pour descendre au fond du canyon (prévoir deux jours dans ce cas là).

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