How was the Grand Canyon Created ?

Colorado River Erosion

  • The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and one of our planet’s most astounding accomplishments. It is located in Arizona, United States of America.
  • The iconic Grand Canyon is carved by the copper-colored Colorado River, the colorful rock layers record billions of years of history and hide many unique species.
  • It was formed by the immense, erosive power of the Colorado River, which 6 million years ago, has carved its 1450 miles way from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California, deep into the Colorado Plateau.
  • Other forces that contributed to the Canyon’s formation are Water – Vulcanism Continental Drift – WindClimate.



Grand Canyon - sedimentary formations

Grand Canyon Formation

Grand Canyon Layers of Rock

Grand Canyon


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