The Grand Canyon has delighted and astonished people for ages. It's massive size and beautiful natural features routinely draw millions of visitors and nature enthusiasts every year. The chasm stretches an amazing 277 miles long and 18 miles across, making it one of the largest and most impressive natural landmarks in the world.

The Colorado River carved out the canyon over a period of 3-6 million years, and the river still continues to erode and change the landscape and habitat of the 75 different species of mammal, 50 species of reptiles, 25 species of fish, and 300 species of bird that live in the canyon.

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After the area was designated a National Park in 1919, the five Indian tribes (The Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai, Paiute and Hualapai) that live in the park have enjoyed protection and preservation of their home and ancestry. Visitors today can learn about the history and culture surrounding the canyon as they take in the breath-taking views, depths and features of the canyon.

The pictures don't do it justice, but here are some wonderful shots of this national and global landmark: