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Thursday, April 21, 2022

TOP 10 most beautiful canyons in America

  Rajesh Kumar Rana       Thursday, April 21, 2022

Canyons are river valleys surrounded by sheer cliffs. The most famous canyons in the world are the USA. You can often see them in movies. They are of constant interest to outdoor enthusiasts. Tours and excursions are held in these places, most of the canyons are part of national parks and reserves.

TOP 10 most beautiful canyons in America

1. Grand Canyon in Arizona

Grand canyon National park
Grand Canyon in Arizona

The most famous and impressive canyon in the world. On its territory there is a popular national park, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The canyon is formed by the flow of the Colorado River.

2. Bryce Canyon in Utah

Bryce Canyon national park
Bryce Canyon national park

The landscape is a collection of rocky towers formed by erosion. Geological formations of a huge natural amphitheater have a bright yellow, red, white color. Read more.

3. Glen Canyon

Glen Canyon
Glen Canyon

A very wide canyon located on the border of Utah and Arizona. This is one of the many canyons of the Colorado River. In 1963, it was blocked by a dam, due to which Lake Powell formed in it. In addition to the lake, the territory of this canyon is notable for the horseshoe-like bend of the river.

4. Zion Canyon in Utah

Zion Canyon national park
Zion Canyon national park

This canyon is located on the Virginia River. It is distinguished by the unusual bronze-brown color characteristic of Navajo sandstones and dense forests. Zion is very popular with tourists, and many tourist routes have been laid on its territory.

5. Antelope Canyon in Arizona

Antelope canyon
Antelope canyon

It is famous for its sandstone gorges, carved into the rock by strong downpours and wind. In the sun, the rock shimmers with many shades of red and yellow. This color scheme is similar to the color of the antelopes coat, which is why the canyon got its name.

6. Waimea Canyon

Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon State park

Located on the island of Kauai, part of the Hawaiian Islands. It was named after the river that flows through it. The walls of the canyon have a reddish hue due to the presence of basaltic lava - it was created in part due to the collapse of the volcano.

7. Palo Duro Canyon

Palo duro canyon
Palo Duro canyon State park

Located in Texas, it is the second largest canyon in the United States. It stretches for 190 km in length. The canyon is famous for its abundance of caves and many fossils hidden in its gorges. The first Native American settlements formed here 15,000 years ago.

8. Columbia River Canyon

Columbia river canyon
Columbia River Canyon

This canyon is formed by the Columbia River and separates the state of Washington from the state of Oregon. It has a large number of waterfalls, the most famous of which is Multnomah Falls. The gorge is famous for a large number of incredible, picturesque landscapes.

9. Chaco Canyon

Chaco canyon
Chaco canyon

The most significant archaeological site in North America. It is a historical national park, a vast territory with massive ruins of ancient structures from pre-Columbian times was discovered here.

10. Paria Canyon

Paria canyon
Paria Canyon
image source: Flickr/ Mark Doliner

Located in the states of Arizona and Utah. The area called Coyote Butte Slope is perhaps the most fantastic landscape. Wind and water have created a characteristic undulating spiral relief. It began to form in the Jurassic period.


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