“The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison—beyond description; absolutely unparalleled through-out the wide world... Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.” — President Theodore Roosevelt, 1903
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Locations featured include:
• Seen from Yavapai Point on the South Rim, Wotan’s Throne and Vishnu Temple are visible on the horizon beneath winter storm clouds
• O’Neill Butte shines like a beacon in the early morning light below storm clouds
• From Desert View looking northeast are Comanche Point, the Palisades of the Desert, and the Colorado River, with the Marble Platform in the distance
• A pinyon pine grows defiantly from the rock wall framing the South Rim view of Shoshone Point and Zoroaster Temple
• Looking northeast from Moran Point the Colorado River flows below the many layers of the Grand Canyon
• Bright Angel Canyon and the North Rim seen from the Rim Trail at Mather Point
• Wotan’s Throne viewed from Cape Royal on the North Rim
• Zoraster Temple is flanked by a rainbow appearing above the Walhalla Plateau of the North Rim
• Mount Hayden is a massive stand stone monolith located near and below Point Imperial along the North Rim
• Brahma and Zoroaster Temples viewed from the Transcept Trail on the North Rim as Big Tooth maple trees lend color to the walls below
• At river mile 44, Marble Canyon shadows the Colorado River where it circles Point Hansbrough.
• South rim of the Grand Canyon between Yazapai and Mather Points
Looking from the South Rim between Yazapai and Mather Points into Bright Angel Canyon as a winter storm begins to clear
About Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park was established on February 26, 1919. It was the 15th site designated as a national park despite enthusiastic support from earlier presidents.
The first bill to establish Grand Canyon National Park was introduced in 1882 by then-Senator Benjamin Harrison, and would have established Grand Canyon as America’s the third national park, after Yellowstone and Mackinac. Harrison unsuccessfully reintroduced his bill in 1883 and 1886; after his election to the presidency, he established the Grand Canyon Forest Reserve in 1893.
In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt visited the site and said, "The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison—beyond description; absolutely unparalleled through-out the wide world... Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children's children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see."
Roosevelt created the Grand Canyon Game Preserve by proclamation on November 28, 1906, and the Grand Canyon National Monument in 1908. Additional Senate bills to establish the site as a national park were introduced and defeated in 1910 and 1911, before the Grand Canyon National Park Act was finally signed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919.
The central feature of the park is the gorge, the Grand Canyon, of the Colorado River, The park, covers 1,217,262 acres in northwestern Arizona and is the second most visited site in the National Park system. More than six million people visit Grand Canyon every year.