Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

Over 30 years ago I stood on the brink of Grand Canyon. It was breathtaking. I had read about the geology of its formation, but to see it, I finally understood it all so much better. I have ridden horses my whole life, but riding a small mule down to the bottom was another experience never to be forgotten. I won’t say I was not just a bit, ummm, worried when my inside stirrup touched the wall of the trail, and my outside stirrup was over an abyss !! Grand Canyon is a very unusual area of great beauty and ecological and geological interest, protecting endangered wildlife and a fragile landscape. The Canyon inspires by its beauty, makes us proud of our great, varied country, gives us a place to reflect and to relax, to learn about ecological, geological, or historical facts. It reminds us of past great men and explorers and presidents and photographers who have cared for our country and sought to save unique areas forever.

Sincerely,
Paulina

Grand Canyon National Park

America’s Southwest is full of breathtaking canyons, but none as famous or as widely visited as the Grand Canyon. This world-famous landmark offers wondrous views, spectacular hiking, exhilarating whitewater rafting and countless adventures. 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.

State(s): Arizona

Established: 1919

“I support the National Parks because we are inhabitants for only a short time of this marvelous world and it behooves us to be honest custodians of their grandeur. They are the result of over 100 years of concern and our grandchildren and great grandchildren deserve that we keep these places protected for them.”

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