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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)

Grand′ Can′yon


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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.
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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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Author Fichman has written his "Grand Canyon Guide" to give those visitors a comprehensive digital book about both the South and North Rim of the Grand Canyon that they can take with them when they visit Grand Canyon National Park in Northern Arizona.
Our next stop was at the Grand Canyon in Arizona - but not at the highly commercialised South Rim but the less-visited North Rim which is 1,000 feet higher.
I began a clinical study for a drug that has since been approved by the FDA which required weekly blood tests," he says, "But other than bringing an oxygen tank to high altitude hikes on the Grand Canyon's North Rim, just in case I might need it, I didn't let it affect my life too much.
Finally the got to the Bright Angel Lodge and the North Rim of the canyon.
With the north rim of the Grand Canyon located along its southern edge, Utah includes 10 national parks and monuments, Lake Powell, Brian Head Ski and Summer Resort, the world famous luxury hotel Amangiri, and countless opportunities to enjoy arts and outdoor recreation around the friendly cities of Kanab, St.
And the North Rim offers even more serenity and astounding vistas from Chasm View and The Narrows View.
Contract award: contract for the design / construction of the wwtp santiago of the old and the north rim.
Silas travels across the Southwest and finds himself on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, trying to connect the murder with the disappearance of his wife, who was friends with Vaughn.
Grand Canyon Superintendent Dave Uberuaga said the park has received a couple of reports about an animal that resembles a wolf at the North Rim.
The drive to Albuquerque, around the north rim of the Grand Canyon, is all alpine climbs, snow-capped peaks, stunning red rock mesas, and puffy white clouds.
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For the record, the much less developed North Rim of the canyon is way prettier than the South, but everybody visits the south side because it's easier to get to.

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