Grand Canyon

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Visitor count


Over four million tourists visit the Grand Canyon per year. About 9 out of 10 of them choose the South Rim.

Grand Canyon origin

Slow in the making

It took the erosive effects of the Colorado River millions of years to carve a deep swath through billion-plus year-old rock layers.

Two stages

The process began in two stages, one roughly 17 millions years ago, the second, about 6 million years ago.

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Traveling to
the opposite rim

The distance between the North Rim and South Rim main facilities is about 25 kilometers (15 miles) as the bird flies. By car, it's over 300 kilometers (200 miles).

Rim trail

The park has a rim trail for those who want a less populated view of the Grand Canyon.

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