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Grand Canyon By the numbers

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The oldest rocks at the bottom of the Grand Canyon are nearly 2 billion years old.

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From rim to river, the deepest vertical point in the canyon is 6,000 feet.

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The width of the canyon ranges from 10-18 straight-line miles across rims.

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The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long by river, from Lee’s Ferry to the Grand Wash Cliffs. 

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Protected? Think again.

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Love the canyon? Help protect it from uranium mining!

Urge your members in Congress to support and co-sponsor the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, which would permanently protect about 1 million acres of public lands around the Grand Canyon.

 

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Blake McCord

Uranium Mining

Water is life in the Grand Canyon, but uranium mines located on public land mere miles from the North and South Rims threaten to contaminate the Grand Canyon's waters. The Park Service warns hikers not to drink out of several creeks along the Tonto Trail because of contamination from a uranium mine that closed in 1969.

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What you can do

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We’ve been committed to protecting the Grand Canyon and surrounding landscapes for over 30 years. Will you consider join us as the canyon's champion by making a gift today? Donate ›

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Was it love at first sight, or did sore knees make you vow never to hike in the canyon again? We’re collecting stories about first impressions of the Grand Canyon. Tell us why you love the place ›

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Grand Canyon Blog

03/8/19

On International Women's Day, learn about some of the artists, scientists, and river runners who made history in the Grand Canyon.

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03/5/19

The facts about the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act and the temporary mining ban it would make permanent.

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02/28/19

The Grand Canyon region is too culturally, historically, and economically important to mine for uranium.

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