10 Amazing facts about Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States

Grand Canyon is the second most popular national park in the United States after the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with approximately 5.97 million recreational visits every year.

Grand Canyon is home to approximately 70 species of mammals, 250 species of birds, 25 types of reptiles, and 5 species of amphibians.

Grand Canyon is one of the few places in the United stated where cleanest air can be found.

Do you know Grand Canyon offers different climate conditions over a small region due to sudden changes in elevation. You can experience both coldest and hottest weather in Grand Canyon just within the span of 8 miles.

Do you know Grand Canyon is not the deepest as well as the longest Canyon of the world. The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon in Tibet is the deepest canyon with a depth of 18000 feet, making it more than 2 miles deeper than the Grand Canyon’s 6,093 feet.

It is believed that Grand Canyon has about 1000 caves out of which only 335 are recorded and only one cave i.e, Cave of the Domes on Horseshoe Mesa is open to the public.

Do you know there is only one town in Grand Canyon called Supai Village with a population of 208 and the only remote place where mail is still delivered by pack mule.

The North Rim and South Rim are just 10 miles apart from each other but still, it is hard to cover both on the same day. This is because one will have to drive around 215 miles around the canyon to reach from North Rim to South Rim.

Do you know Rock Squirrel is considered as the most dangerous animal for tourists in Grand Canyon because every year dozens of visitors are bitten by Rock Squirrel.

The Schist rock found at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is around 2 billion years old.

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