Grand Canyon


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Grand Canyon

A gorge, about 445 km (275 mi) long, of the Colorado River in northwest Arizona. It has a maximum depth of about 1,830 m (6,000 ft) and width of about 25 km (15 mi).

Grand Canyon

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(Placename) a gorge of the Colorado River in N Arizona, extending from its junction with the Little Colorado River to Lake Mead; cut by vertical river erosion through the multicoloured strata of a high plateau; partly contained in the Grand Canyon National Park, covering 2610 sq km (1008 sq miles). Length: 451 km (280 miles). Width: 6 km (4 miles) to 29 km (18 miles). Greatest depth: over 1.5 km (1 mile)

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a gorge of the Colorado River in N Arizona. over 200 mi. (320 km) long; 1 mi. (1.6 km) deep.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Grand Canyon - the enormous gorge of the Colorado River in northern ArizonaGrand Canyon - the enormous gorge of the Colorado River in northern Arizona
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
Colorado Plateau - a large plateau to the south and west of the Rocky Mountains; abuts mountains on the north and east and ends in an escarpment overlooking lowlands to the south and west; the Grand Canyon is carved out of the southwestern corner
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Louis by the Eads bridge, through Kansas City, across the Missouri, along the corn-fields of Kansas, and then on--on--on with the Sante Fe Railway, across vast plains and past the brink of the Grand Canyon, to Pueblo and the lofty city of Denver.
Just in time for this year's centennial celebration of Grand Canyon National Park, accessible travel expert Candy B.
A 70-year-old woman died after falling over the edge of the South Rim at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona on Tuesday, making it the second death in less than a month at the popular tourist destination.
A sightseer plunged to his death from a Grand Canyon cliff this week, bringing the park's fatality count to three in the last eight days.
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Piper Jaffray analyst Peter Appert lowered his price target for Grand Canyon Education to $135 from $140 while keeping an Overweight rating on the name.
Actor Will Smith (R), arrived outside Grand Canyon National Park in Little Colorado River Gorge, Arizona with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and kids Willow, Trey and Jaden.
-- At the end of the 1991 movie "Thelma & Louise," the two leading ladies -- fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon -- decide against surrendering and instead drive off a cliff.
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Grand Canyon National Park, Jumada I 25, 1439, Feb 11, 2018, SPA -- Four survivors of a tour helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon were airlifted to a Nevada hospital Sunday while crews were recovering the bodies of three others, authorities said.
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