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Where is the Grand Canyon? Grand Canyon National Park is located in Northern Arizona, about 90 miles northwest of Flagstaff, and about 60 miles north of Williams. It's about 278 miles from Las Vegas and 230 miles from Phoenix.
The park stretches from the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Arizona to the Grand Wash Cliffs at the entrance to Lake Mead.
Grand Canyon was designated a National Park in 1919, it was a National Monument before that. This helps preserve the park for future generations and preserve the animals, and natural features of the park.
Grand Canyon facts: The canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. There are other canyons that are bigger and deeper, but none that bring together all the spectacular assets this park has to offer. A helicopter tour is one of the best ways to take in the vastness of the park all at once.