Canyons are magnificent natural landscapes that are visually stunning.
So with so many similar canyons in the world, which ones are the most stunning? Today we will introduce you to the following canyons.
1.The Brahmaputra Grand Canyon of Tibet
In the Himalayas, beginning at the sacred Mount Kailash, a Grand Canyon winds down to the Brahmaputra River in North India.
At an average depth of 16,000 feet (4,876 meters), the Brahmaputra River Grand Canyon surrounds the Namcha Barwa peaks, and at one point, at a depth of 19,714 feet (6,009 meters), it is often considered the deepest canyon on Earth.
Not only is the depth of the Brahmaputra River impressive, but this vast canyon stretches for 150 miles (240 km) and traverses some spectacular Tibetan terrain.
The river through the gorge is well known to paddlers for its difficult conditions and has earned the nickname "Everest River".
So, if you are an adventurous person but afraid of heights, visiting the Grand Canyon is a great option.
Let's now take a look at Capertee Gorge in Australia. It is the largest canyon in Australia and is famous for its solid terrain and towering sandstone cliffs.
Because of its age, Capertee Canyon is not as deep as the other canyons on this list, but it is massive. capertee Canyon is 0.6 miles (1 km) wider than the Grand Canyon.
At the bottom of the canyon, the Capertee River erodes Permian and Triassic rocks, rocks that date back millions of years.The First Nations have a rich history on this land, which can be seen through the petroglyphs that are 2,000 years old here.
Also excavated here are ancient treasures, like diamonds dug out of abandoned mines. One prospector found 77 gems in 6 days!
It may not be the largest canyon in the world - although many people think it is - but the 'Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA, is certainly the most famous.
It's 6,000 (1,828 m) feet deep and 227 miles (445 km) long, and this majestic place is one of the seven wonders of the natural world.
Geologists are still debating how the Grand Canyon was originally formed.
The latest theory is that 17 million years ago, the Colorado River first began eroding layers of rock to make its way, then continued to expand and mythologize the channel, creating the shape it has today.
The Ice Age also drove the formation of the canyon. At that time, the river had more water, accelerating the rate of erosion of the canyon. Today, approximately 50,000 visitors from around the world come to visit the Grand Canyon each year.
4.Fish River Canyon in Namibia
Namibia's Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in Africa. This massive river passes through a plateau and winds for 100 miles (160 km).
The canyon is rocky, but because of its magnificent views, it has become a popular tourist attraction - especially for hikers. The canyon itself is 1,804 feet deep (550 meters) and stretches 17 miles (27 kilometers) in some places.
Although the river at the bottom of Fish River Canyon is divided into shallow pools throughout much of the year, hikers need to be aware of flash floods in late summer.
Each year, the Grand Canyon hosts a marathon that tests participants by walking tough trails and extreme conditions. One participant had this to say: “This canyon is not for the weak.”
Have the chance to go to these canyons to leave your footprints!