Amazing Canyons: Beautiful Artworks of Rivers

Amazing Canyons: Beautiful Artworks of Rivers

Glen Canyon

Glen Canyon

Glen Canyon occupies a vast territory of Utah and Arizona, USA. It was carved by the Colorado River. Its twists and turns are breath-taking. The canyon contains Lake Powell, created in 1963 by the Glen canyon dam. Its scenic beauty attracts many tourists.

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the world’s biggest canyon. It is 277 miles long and has a maximum depth of 6000 feet, exposing almost two billion years of Earth’s history through its various layers of rock. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai tribal nation and the Havasupai tribe. It is especially popular for sightseeing, rafting, hiking, and helicopter tours. It hosted an ultra marathon (a 78-mile race over 24 hours) in October 2010.

Gorge du Verdon

Gorge du Verdon

Gorge du Verdon located near the French Riviera in south-eastern France is considered one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe. It was formed by the Verdon River (named after its startling turquoise-green color), which originates from the Alps. It is about 15.5 miles long and up to 2,297 feet deep. Between the towns of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie a portion of Gorge du Verdon has been cut into a ravine up to 700 meters down through the limestone mass by the river, which is amazing. At the end of the canyon, the Verdon River flows into the artificial lake of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon. The canyon is very popular for driving around its rim and hiking. Its limestone walls, which are several hundreds of metres high, attract many rock climbers.

Kali Gandaki Gorge

Kali Gandaki Gorge

Kali Gandaki Gorge (known locally as Andha Galchi) in Nepal is the deepest gorge in the world. Its highest point is 22,310 feet above ground. The Kali Gandaki River runs through this canyon in Nepal.  Because of the glacial silt in the water, the color of the river is black. This canyon is older than the Himalayan mountain range that can be seen in the distance surrounding the Kali Gandaki Gorge. The gorge actually divides two massive mountains viz. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The gorge is on a popular trekking route from Pokhara to Muktinath known as the Annapurna Circuit.

Dadès Gorge

Dadès Gorge

Dadès Gorge or “Road of a thousand Kasbahs”, Morocco have coral reefs as its foundation. It is very narrow and cut by the Dadès River. In bright sunlight, its walls become bright yellow, red or green. Along the banks of the river are remnants of old castles and villages (Kasbahs), as well as walnut and almond tree groves. The Dades Valley has a wild landscape, with snow on one side and semi-desert on the other.

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