Colorado River, Grand Canyon

Colorado River, Grand Canyon

Colorado River, Grand Canyon

Evangeline Chavez

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, and the Havasupai Tribe.

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet / 1,800 metres).The Colorado River continued to erode and form the canyon to its present-day configuration.

For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon (“Ongtupqa” in Hopi language) a holy site and made pilgrimages to it.The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540

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~ by Evangeline Art Photography on March 29, 2013.

4 Responses to “Colorado River, Grand Canyon”

  1. Awesome. You brought back memories. Thank you.

  2. Yours is such a singular vision, Evangeline – always a distinctive interpretation.

  3. Setting of the sun sets off the beauty of the cliffs, thank you.

  4. Great photo! You really caught the sun right!

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