|Here I am walking along the rim at Grand Canyon.|
I'm a pretty lucky kid to be able to travel all over the world with my Mom and Dad, but I really like the cool places I've seen right here in the USA.
One of my favorites is the Grand Canyon! It's in the state of Arizona and is
277 miles long! In some places it's 18 miles wide and is over a mile deep in spots. Cool, huh? How did it get there? Well, the Colorado River carved it. It took nearly two billion years to do that! Talk about a long time!
Many Native Americans built settlements in the Canyon and it's many caves. The Pueblo Indian tribes believe it to be a holy place.
|Sunrise at a rest stop on our way to the Grand Canyon!|
A lot of people visit the Grand Canyon. It's one of the world's leading natural attractions, with about five million visitors per year. Overall, 83 percent are from the United States: California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, and New York represent the top domestic visitors. Seventeen percent of visitors were from outside the United States; the most prominently represented nations were the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Germany, and The Netherlands. The South Rim is open all year round weather permitting. The North Rim is generally open mid-May to mid-October.
If you get the chance to go see it, go! You will be impressed! I was and I'm just a kid! If you need more information, just head over to the Grand Canyon National Park website. They have all kinds of info, photos, videos, and other links