Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Grand Canyon National Park, U.S.A

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_952

This famous national park is located in northwestern Arizona near Nevada. It has a core protection area of 4,930 km2. The national park was carved by the Colorado River to form the world’s largest canyon, called the Grand Canyon, which is 1,500 m deep. Its horizontal strata record the past two billion years of geological history. There are also the remains of prehistoric human adaptation to a particularly harsh environment.

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