Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Welcome to the Grand Canyon

Welcome to the rocky splendor of the Grand Canyon National Park. At 277 river-miles long, an average of ten miles wide and nearly one mile deep, the Grand Canyon is widely proclaimed as one of the wonders of the natural world. It was established as a forest reserve by President Benjamin Harrison in 1893 and later set aside as a national monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908. It received official park status by Congress in 1919. Since then millions of visitors have journeyed to see this awe-inspiring sight.

During your visit, please keep in mind the importance of respecting the park's fragile resources so that others have the same opportunity to enjoy them in the years to come.