World Canyons

Yarlung Tsanpo, Tibet China
  6,900 meters/19,715 feet    read more 
The deepest and largest canyon in the world, this sacred canyon compares with the Grand Canyon in sheer beauty.

Colca Canyon, Peru
  3,501 meters/11,488 feet
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Canon de Colca, located just 100 miles outside of Arequipa, is where the largest flying land birds on the planet soar - the Andean Condors.

Copper Canyon, Mexico
  2,042 meters/6,700 feet    read more
Barranca del Cobre is actually six distinct canyons formed by six rivers in the Sierra Tarahumara in the state of Chihuahua. Copper Canyon's traditional inhabitants are the Tarahumara Indians, the best distance runners in the world.

Grand Canyon, USA
  1,737 meters/5,697 feet    read more
Mostly within the Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona, it was formed by the Colorado River that flows 277 miles through it, and ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles. The Grand Canyon has 2,000 square miles, and 600 side canyons.

Verdon Gorge, France
  700 meters/2,297 feet
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Gorges du Verdon in south-eastern France is 25 kilometers long, formed by the Verdon River which is named after its brilliant turquoise-green color, one of the canyon's most distinguishing characteristics.

Fish River Canyon, Namibia
  550 meters/1,804 feet
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Visrivier is 160 km long formed by the Fish River that runs through the South African Province of the eastern cape and flows into the Indian Ocean.

Echidna Chasm, Australia
200 meters/656 feet
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One of the most mysterious places in Australia. Located in the Bungle Bungles, Purnululu National Park in the western part of Australia.

Karijini National Park, Australia
97 meters/318 feet
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Located in northwest Australia, Karijini is home to a spectacular and unique collection of gorges and rock pools that are unlike anywhere else in the world.