Grand Canyon National Park
- Is a World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in northwestern Arizona.
- The land is semi-arid and consists of raised plateaus and structural basins typical of the southwestern United States.
- Drainage systems have cut deeply through the rock, forming numerous steep-walled canyons.
- Forests are found at higher elevations, while the lower elevations are made up of a series of desert basins.
Grand Canyon is one of the most studied geologic landscapes in the world.
- It offers an excellent record of three of the four eras of geological time,
- A rich and diverse fossil record,
- A vast array of geologic features and rock types, and numerous caves containing extensive and significant geological, paleontological, archeological and biological resources.
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