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Grand Canyon National Park

National park of the United States in Arizona

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Grand Canyon National Park: National park of the United States in Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park, located in northwestern Arizona, is the 15th site in the United States to have been named a national park. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Wonders of the World. The park, which covers 1,217,262 acres of unincorporated area in Coconino and Mohave counties, received more than six million recreational visitors in 2017, which is the second highest count of all American national parks after Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Grand Canyon was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. The park celebrated its 100th anniversary on February 26, 2019.


Heat At Grand Canyon Could Melt Shoes [Video]

Heat At Grand Canyon Could Melt Shoes

In a tweet Monday, the Grand Canyon NPS showed how excessive heat can cause the glue holding hiking boots to melt, making the shoe fall apart. This warning comes on top of additional concerns about..

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The announcement on Wednesday follows Grand Canyon South Rim's first identified new coronavirus case on Monday in a Delaware North employee.
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Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva urged the Trump administration to close Grand Canyon National Park in light of coronavirus restrictions on crowds.
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