- Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona – United States
The Grand Canyon is one of America’s most notable landmarks. It is a steep-sided canyon, roughly 277 miles long and 18 miles wide. The depth of the canyon is over a mile too! While it is an attraction on its own, it is part of the larger Grand Canyon National Park and home to the Hualapai and Havasupai Indian Reservations, along with the Navajo Nation. Native Americans called the place home for thousands of years, and some considered it a holy site such as the Pueblo People. The Canyon formed over two billion years through many rifts and tributaries cutting their own channels through it. Yet it is widely considered that the Colorado River formed the bulk of what we see today roughly 5 to 6 million years ago. Ultimately, this is one of the most notable places to visit before you die.