Close

The Grand Canyon, a world wonder

The Grand Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world.

The Colorado River stretches 2,250 kilometres from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico.

More than 20 different kinds of rock make up the layers in the Grand Canyon.

Lake Powell, created by the Glen Canyon Dam, took 17 years to fill to capacity.

Hopi means ‘peaceful person’ in the native language.

The Grand Canyon Skywalk opened in 2007 allowing people to walk 20 metres over the edge of the canyon on a glass floor.

Show the The Grand Canyon, a world wonder summary
Top

Control panel

View images from...

The appearance of the landscape changes depending on your altitude. Using the options below, please choose a cruising altitude to explore from.

Contribute to Hidden Journeys

We invite you to help us make Hidden Journeys as rich as possible. If you have an image that you believe is suitable for this site then please click below to submit it to the site.

Add your image
   

Flying at 4,000m - Volcanoes and dams

 
Return to the top

© 2017 Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)