Grand Canyon National Park - Robert Mckendrick
Balanced Rock Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

One look across the enormous chasm confirms just why this inspirational place is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a must-see destination for so many travelers. The park also protects a wealth of biological diversity, including numerous endemic and threatened species and several rare ecosystems.


Grand Canyon National Park is the 15th site in the United States to have been named a national park. The park is located in northwestern Arizona. 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 (1,901.972 sq mi; 492,608 ha; 4,926.08 km2) of unincorporated area in Coconino and Mohave counties, received nearly six million recreational visitors in 2016, which is the second highest count of all U.S. national parks after Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


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Deer Creek Falls

Deer Creek Falls is a spectacular waterfall at the mouth of Deer Creek where it flows into the Colorado River. This is a remote spot, but because it can be accessed both by backpacking or by rafting, it does get significant visitation for a backcountry attraction.

Deer Creek flows down from springs and through side canyons on the north side of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. It is a stunning creek that flows through spectacular canyons as it winds its way toward the Colorado. And it ends its journey with a bang as it plunges 180 feet down Deer Creek Falls.

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