Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park first protected in 1893 as a Forest Reserve and later a National Monument, it was given National Park status in 1919. The park has a unique combination of geologic color and erosional forms that decorate this canyon that is 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide and mile deep.  Grand Canyon National Park overwhelms the visitor’s senses through its immense size and provides solitude with many of its favorite activities including rafting the Colorado River, or hiking or horseback riding into its depths from rim to river.  To learn more about this park and the National Park Foundation please visit www.nationalparks.org