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6 Things To Know About Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

1. The grand canyon is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide.

2. It's been called one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

3. This massive chasm was formed by the colorado river.

4. Thousands of people visit the Canyon each year to take on the challenge rapids.

5. Mules are still used by visitors to tour the Canyon Rims or to trek down to the river on the Canyon floor.

6. The Grand Canyon was dedicated as a national monument in 1919.