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Stunning views of America's most otherworldly natural wonder

Mediafeed Logo By Daniel Bukszpan of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 30: Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most famous landmarks in the United States. According to the National Park Service, it sits on over 1.2 million acres of land, or approximately 1,900 square miles, but many people prefer to measure it by the 277-mile length of the Colorado River that runs through it.Opinions vary as far as when it was formed. Some geologists say that it’s no more than 5 or 6 million years old, while others put it closer to 70 million. Some estimates say that it was carved by the Colorado River while dinosaurs still walked the earth. We’ll probably never know the answer to this question for sure, so maybe we should just say it was created “a long time ago.”However you choose to measure it, or however many millions of years old you believe it to be, it’s an impressive sight, and one need only look at a couple of photos to understand that it should be seen in person. With that in mind, take our virtual tour of the Grand Canyon and, when you’re done, start hiding money under the mattress to save up for your trip.

Breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon

Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most famous landmarks in the United States. According to the National Park Service, it sits on over 1.2 million acres of land, or approximately 1,900 square miles, but many people prefer to measure it by the 277-mile length of the Colorado River that runs through it.

Opinions vary as far as when it was formed. Some geologists say that it’s no more than 5 or 6 million years old, while others put it closer to 70 million. 

Some estimates say that it was carved by the Colorado River while dinosaurs still walked the earth. We’ll probably never know the answer to this question for sure, so maybe we should just say it was created “a long time ago.”

However you choose to measure it, or however many millions of years old you believe it to be, it’s an impressive sight, and one need only look at a couple of photos to understand that it should be seen in person. With that in mind, take our virtual tour of the Grand Canyon and, when you’re done, start hiding money under the mattress to save up for your trip.

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