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This Nation Has Another Grand Canyon, And It’s Hiding In

Yellowstone

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  1. The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is the primary geologic feature in the Canyon District. It is roughly 20 miles long, measured from the Upper Falls to the Tower Fall area. Depth is 800 to 1,200 ft.; width is 1,500 to 4,000 ft.
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 Just when we thought we’d seen it all, we were shocked as anyone to find out that there’s another Grand Canyon in this nation.

It’s in Yellowstone National Park, and it’s actually named The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. At roughly 20 miles long, it features no less than three waterfalls for a sight that’s truly spectacular.

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The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone that you see today is somewhere between 10,000 and 14,000 years old, which the National Park Service describes as “a very recent geologic feature.” It was cut by the Yellowstone River, the longest undammed river in the continental U.S.

The canyon varies from 800 to 1,200 feet deep — not as deep as the actual Grand Canyon, but we’ll take it.

Things are calm and quiet in Yellowstone now that summer is over (plan ahead for any road and service station closures), so hurry over to catch any lingering fall colors.

h/t Imgur

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