Impressive for its scale, Arizona’s Grand Canyon, carved by the Colorado River, is also set in beautiful landscape. The gorge is a mind-blowing 445km long and 29km wide, with a depth of more than 1.8km. The best times to see it are early morning (before the coaches arrive) and at sunset.
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