Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

Over the span of my life, 21 years, that is, I have visited over 70 units of the National Park System and am a Jr. Ranger in close to 60 of them. The NPS and its National Parks, Seashores, Recreation Areas, and etc. provide a whole new world for people. Whether you are visiting your first park, or you’ve been around the block a few times, each visit provides a whole new experience full of exciting adventures. National Parks encourage a kind of learning you cannot get in a classroom, and for that, I am extremely grateful. I was 15 when this photo was taken by my brother in the Grand Canyon. It is my all-time favorite picture out of the hundreds we have taken over the years. My hike into the canyon taught me an incredible amount about myself, others, and the park itself. It surely is an adventure I will never forget.

Sincerely,
Kristiann

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

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