Top 10 US Canyons and Their Geological Marvels

Grand Canyon, Arizona: Carved by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is a geological wonder, revealing over two billion years of Earth's history in its layered rock formations.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona: Known for its narrow slot canyons with smooth, flowing walls, Antelope Canyon showcases stunning play-of-light effects.

Bryce Canyon, Utah: Famous for its unique hoodoos—tall, thin spires of rock—Bryce Canyon offers a surreal landscape.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah: The park is divided into four districts, each offering distinct geological formations, including the iconic Island in the Sky and the Maze.

Zion Canyon, Utah: Renowned for its towering sandstone cliffs and narrow slot canyons, Zion Canyon is a masterpiece of erosion. The Virgin River carved through sandstone.

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Horseshoe Bend, Arizona: Formed by the meandering Colorado River, Horseshoe Bend is a U-shaped incised meander with steep red sandstone cliffs.

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Waimea Canyon, Hawaii: Often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon on Kauai is a geological marvel with vibrant red and green hues.

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Kings Canyon, California: Carved by the Kings River, Kings Canyon features towering granite cliffs and deep valleys in the Sierra Nevada.

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado: Carved by the Gunnison River, this canyon showcases steep, dark cliffs of volcanic rock.

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Glen Canyon, Utah/Arizona: Created by the damming of the Colorado River, Glen Canyon is famous for Lake Powell and its stunning side canyons. 

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