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Grand Canyon South Rim Chamber of Commerce

Fewer people have successfully completed a continuous length-wise hike through than Grand Canyon than have walked on the moon.


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Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate an ancient canyon that is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide at its widest point, and a mile deep. For thousands of years, the Hopi tribe has always placed great spiritual significance on the site. They believe that upon death, a person passes westward through the canyon on their journey to the afterlife. It was long believed that the Colorado River started carving out the canyon six million years ago, but recent studies have shown this process may have actually started 70 million years ago. And though no dinosaur fossils have been found, since the canyon layers were formed long before dinosaurs walked the earth, the Grand Canyon is home to fossils of ancient marine animals that date back 1.2 billion years.

Although the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is visited by over seven million people annually from all over the globe, those who travel to see this Wonder of the Natural World understand how the first European explorers must have felt at viewing it. The sight can overwhelm the senses. And there is so much to still discover. There are an estimated 1,000 caves within the canyon, but only 335 have been recorded, and only one cave is open to the public. Furthermore, with a population of 208, the Supai Village is wholly in the canyon and is considered the most remote community in the continental United States.

It is a destination on the bucket list of the entire world, and the Grand Canyon South Rim Chamber of Commerce, the operator of the official Arizona Grand Canyon Visitor Center in Tusayan, invites travelers to have an enjoyable and memorable experience by offering fascinating and exciting adventures to meet every level of interest.

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A 52 Weeks of Fun Fascinating Fact about Grand Canyon

Fewer people have successfully completed a continuous length-wise hike through than Grand Canyon than have walked on the moon.

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