The Black Canyon is incredibly deep and sheer, with plunging cliffs, soaring buttresses and a thundering river. The following lists will help you understand the physical size of the canyon in comparison to other canyons and man-made structures.
Total Length of Black Canyon:
Black Canyon Compared to Other Canyons
Hells Canyon, Idaho and Oregon
This is the deepest canyon in North America, the canyon is 8,043 feet (2,452 meters) deep.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
The deepest part of Grand Canyon is about 6,000 feet (1,829 meters) deep. The average depth is 1 mile or 5,280 feet (1,609 meters).
The Royal Gorge, Colorado
This canyon is 1,053 feet (321 meters) deep.
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Wyoming
The canyon is 1,200 feet (366 meters) deep.
New River Gorge, West Virginia
The deepest canyon in the eastern United States is 1,400 feet (427 meters).
Canyons of the Nahanni, Northwest Territories, Canada
This canyon is 3,300 feet (1,006 meters) deep.
Barranca Del Cobre, Chihuahua, Mexico
Copper Canyon, in north central Mexico is 6,165 feet (1,879 meters) deep.
Vikos Gorge, Epirus, Greece
One of the deepest canyons in Europe, it reaches a depth of 3,280 feet (1,000 meters).
Painted Wall Compared to Man-Made Structures
The Painted Wall is the highest cliff in Colorado. From river to rim it stands 2250 feet (685 meters).
Last updated: October 22, 2019