After a long drive, we finally made it to the Grand Canyon. First, we were very eager to get out of the car after driving for two days. When we first started walking I was amazed by how enormous and beautiful the Grand Canyon was because we came in the afternoon. We spent the first few hours walking around the rim, and looking at the gorgeous view. We went to a couple different points around the rim to get different views. The Grand Canyon is considered one of the natural wonders of the world. It is a canyon that is 217 miles long, 18 miles wide and approximately one mile down. The canyon was formed by the Colorado River. You can see a small part of the Colorado River in the background of one of the photos.
Along part of the trail, there were these ancient [very old] rocks marking the time line of the creation of the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is between 3-6 million years old, but the oldest rocks are almost 2 billion years old. The oldest rock that they had on display was 1,840 million years old.
After walking about 3 miles, our parent’s rewarded us with ice cream at the village. Once we were done eating and resting, we took a tram to a famous point to view the sunset. This was where we saw the Whole Grand Canyon and even saw a very small part of the Colorado River. There is 277 miles of the Colorado River that runs through the Grand Canyon. We also saw many Turkey Vultures that were in groups all looking for their next delicious meal. At around 7 P.M, we saw the sun fall behind the Grand Canyon, and soon it got dark and very cold. Then we ran back to the shuttle that took us to the R.V. We have a busy day planned for tomorrow. We were going to hike down to a ridge near the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
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