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APAdvanced Compositionrewrite 8 September 2000 The Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon is located mainly in Northwestern Arizona It is one of the most amazing examples of erosion anywhere in the world and was formed by the Colorado River The Grand Canyon National Park has an annual budget of 16773000 which is needed due to the four million who visit a year most of the money goes to facilities and park ranger pay This huge National Park covers 1217403 acres NPS The Grand Canyon is the largest canyon in the world The Canyon is roughly 277 miles long 18 miles wide and more than 5000 feet deep The canyon has many great sites to see such as towering buttes mesas and valleys within its main gorge Many people claim the river began to erosion more than six million years ago Most people believe in that because there are nine different visible layers of exposed rock Wood The first sighting of the Grand Canyon was credited to the European Coronado expedition of 1540 It was also discovered again by two Spanish priest in 1776 Through out the whole 1800s it was studied and mapped out by our Government and trappers The Grand Canyon National Park was founded in 1919 and in 1975 its size was greatly enlarged by surrounding canyons Sediments carried by the river are estimated at 500000 tons per day Many fossils have been found in the Grand Canyon things like dinosaurs camels horses ground sloths and even elephants There are many different plants around the canyon and in it they are need to support the abundant life that is living there Bean382-383 Visiting the Grand Canyon The South face of the Grand Canyon is roughly 7000 above sea level This huge tourist attraction is a hot and hard to travel place but is heavily traveled The South rim is open 24 hrs a day 365 days a year Services and
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