Ten Fun Facts: The Grand Canyon

1.  The road to the Grand Canyon from the south gives no hint at what is about to unfold.

2.  Since 1870, there have been over 600 deaths in the Grand Canyon. Approximately 53 people fell to their deaths.

3.  It's the third-largest canyon in the world.

4.  It was carved with a single river, Colorado, by the process of erosion.

5.  Grand Canyon National Park became the 17th national park of the United States.

6.  More than 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon every year.

7.  You can hike 21-miles from one side to the other.

Bright Angel Trail (pictured above): Considered one of the park’s premier hiking trails. This trail starts at the Bright Angel Lodge and descends down to the Colorado River, 7.7 miles.

8.  The Grand Canyon is home to some of the cleanest air in the entire United States.

9.  Members of one Native American tribe still live inside the canyon.

 10.  You can drive from one side of the canyon to the other in 5 hours.

Photography by Stel Bailey | Instagram/stelbaileyphoto

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