By: Jason Brooks
Where is the Grand Canyon located?
It can be found across Northeastern Arizona.
How long is the Canyon?
The Grand Canyon stretches as far as 277 miles long and wide.
How old is the Grand Canyon?
It is seen to be 2 billion to 230 million years old.
Name- Grand Canyon National Park
Longitude and Latitude- 36.1128 N, 113.9961 W
Elevation- 8,000-2,400 feet above sea level
Closest big city?
Las Vegas, NV. - 270 miles
Phoenix, AZ. - 230 miles
Monday, April 18th, 9am
Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County, AZ, United States
How Far is it from Kansas City, MO ?
1,130 miles - 13 hour drive
When did it become a park?
The park was founded by Native American hunters who settled in the canyons gorges in the late 1500's. Over 5000 years ago.
Where does it get the name?
The name comes from obviously its size but it was named by John Wesley Powell who was a great american explorer and also helped make the first map of the Grand Canyon.
Geologic Features within the Grand Canyon
Man-made dam built in 1931-1936.
1869-1871 - John Wesley Powell travels the river by boat for the first time.
Offers some of the best views, and is the most frequently visited spot of the Grand Canyon.
History and How it formed over time
Rock Types and Era
What Plate does is lay upon?
North American Plate
Sedimentary- Sandstone, Limestone, and Shale.
How is the Canyon still changing?
talk about erosion and photos
My trip to the Grand Canyon.