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Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon National ParkGrand Canyon National Park is one of the United States' oldest national parks and is located in Arizona. Within the park lies the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, considered to be one of the major natural wonders of the world. The park covers 1,902 mi² (4927 km²) of unincorporated area in Coconino County and Mohave County.

This is nature's most awesome sculpture, carved by the mighty Colorado River over millions of years. You'll have a bird's eye view as you explore the out-of-the-way waterfalls and monuments by air. In addition, a raft trip down the Colorado gives another perspective of the canyon's timeless beauty. Magnificent sunrises, sunsets, and the changing seasons are all here to enjoy at your leisure.

The area around the Grand Canyon became a national monument on January 11, 1908, and was designated national park on February 26, 1919. The creation of the park was an early success of the environmental conservation movement; its National Park status may have helped thwart proposals to dam the Colorado River within its boundaries. (Lack of this fame may have enabled Glen Canyon Dam to be built upriver, flooding Glen Canyon and creating Lake Powell.) UNESCO has declared it as a World Heritage Site.

The Grand Canyon itself, including its extensive system of tributary canyons, is valued for the combination of large size, depth, and the exposed layering of colorful rocks dating back to Precambrian times. It was created through the incision of the Colorado River and its tributaries after the Colorado Plateau was uplifted and the Colorado River system developed along its present path.

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12 Comments / User Reviews

  1. timjim

    Come on, good selection is a must on this site. Pretty pictures only. What happened?

  2. sensa111

    I liked the fact that there is no talking or narration. The Yellowstone Park vid is well relaxing.

  3. sensa111

    Thank you

  4. Skye-hook

    I loved it! Best video I've seen for ages! I was stressed out bad before watching this, & now I could fall asleep sitting up. NOT because it's boring, but because it's SO lovely & the whole video was so relaxing! Wonderful pictures! Great music! Very professionally done! And really makes you think about the millions of years it took to form & change to become as it is now.
    * Thanks Vlatko! :)I really needed that! :)

  5. bumble bee

    Good video!!

  6. MiLady

    Nature at its finest! Beautiful music and breathtaking video - thank you.

  7. Peter Newman

    It would have been nice to have veiwed it but hey-ho.

  8. beachcomberkt

    I loved it! I just came back from Sedona and Grand Canyon. Beautiful.

  9. Arnold Vinette

    The visuals in this documentary are just stunning but the music put me right to sleep. Women however I'm sure just love it though. However for my own tastes I would love to see this recut with high energy pumping bass dance music. The slow melodic music does not match the grandeur of the scenery for me at all.

    Arnold Vinette
    Las Vegas, Nevada

  10. Morsie

    Well I shall be visiting the Grand Canyon in a couple of weeks - so there!

  11. lindsay thompson

    what the hell does that have to do with being a woman? dear lord, grow up.

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