- a gorge of the Colorado River in N Arizona, extending from its junction with the Little
Colorado River to Lake Mead; cut by vertical river erosion through the multicoloured
strata of a high plateau; partly contained in the Grand Canyon National Park, covering 2610 sq km (1008 sq miles). Length: 451 km (280 miles). Width: 6 km (4 miles)
to 29 km (18 miles). Greatest depth: over 1.5 km (1 mile)
Example Sentences Including 'Grand Canyon'
And the third, the Southwest Chief, will take you to the Grand Canyon en route to Los Angeles.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
But, according to a source close to him, what the former prime minister will really be looking forward to is a trip to the Grand Canyon.
India Today (1998)
By the time we got to the fresh fruit salad, Marge was yawning, her mouth resembling the Grand Canyon.
SUMMER OF SECRETS (2003)
Most tourists flock to the South Rim entrance at Grand Canyon National Park, about 150km east of here.
Pools drained of water in a matter of seconds; driveways turned into models of the Grand Canyon.
THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2001)
The dropoff in talent after the big trio is the size of the Grand Canyon.
Toronto Sun (2003)
We shall never know what happened in the Grand Canyon during this great period.
THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)
said Arthur, turning his picture of the Grand Canyon upside down.
LOOKING FOR ANDREW McCARTHY (2002)
to comment on this word.