Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is something that every American kid dreams of seeing some day. You learn about the Grand Canyon at an early age and is marked as one of the seven natural wonders of the world (the only one in America… you can argue Northern Lights in Alaska I suppose.)

History of the Grand Canyon

What makes it one of the seven natural wonders? Well, it’s a 277 mile long canyon that is over 10 miles wide in some areas. You can thank the Colorado River and millions of years of this river carving through the red rock.

Known to the Pueblo Indigenous Tribes as a sacred land, they are the first people known to live in the Grand Canyon. There have been heaps of other tribes who has made the Grand Canyon their home also. In 1919, Woodrow Wilson made Grand National Park, the 17th National Park in America.

Source: Tufts, Lorraine Salem (1998). Secrets in The Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (Third ed.). North Palm Beach, Florida: National Photographic Collections. pp. 12–13. ISBN 0-9620255-3-4.

My Visit

My visit for the Grand Canyon was rather short, as in half a day short. I did some research on a decent spot (there are a TON) to see the canyon. Unfortunately for me, the weather wasn’t the best shortly after I got there and I actually had to run away from the rain. The rain through coming down the side of the canyon was absoutely beautiful. I just wish I could have gotten better pictures.