Let’s learn some fun facts about the deepest canyon in North America. Here are 10 Grand Canyon facts coloring pages for kids of all ages to color as they learn about this impressive natural wonder!
10 Interesting facts about Grand Canyon
These two printable coloring pages have everything you have to know about the Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States.
They are a great learning resource for kids in primary school who are learning about geography, and younger kids who love fun random facts.
Print a set for yourself and your friends!
- The Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site canyons and a very important place for geological history.
- One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the canyon stretches an impressive 227 miles long and averages over ten miles wide.
- The Grand Canyon formed because of water erosion from the Colorado River.
- The Grand Canyon is made up of giant cliffs of a type of metamorphic rock that is 1.75 billion years old – nearly half the age of the Earth!
- There are no dinosaur fossils in the Grand Canyon, but lots of other fossils have been found, like fossils of sloths, marine fossils and animal tracks have been found.
- The first people living in the canyon were the Ancient Native American Tribes 12,000 years ago.
- The first Europeans to see the Grand Canyon were Spanish explorers led by García López de Cárdenas in 1540.
- There are so many animal species at the Grand Canyon: 75 species of mammals, 50 reptile species, 25 species of fish, and over 350 species of birds exist.
- There is a small town, the Supai Village, located at the base of the Canyon within the Havasupai Indian Reservation, and it is the most remote community in the area and the only place where mail is still delivered by pack mule.
- The Grand Canyon is considered a geological mystery called the Great Unconformity, 250 million-year-old rock lie back to back with 1.2 billion-year-old rocks, and we don’t know what happened during the hundreds of millions of years between.
Grand Canyon Facts Coloring Pages
5 bonus Grand Canyon National Park facts
- Although mountain lions live in the forests of the South Rim and North Rim, based on local emergency room visits, the rock squirrel is actually the most dangerous animal of all the Grand Canyons inhabitants.
- There are no dinosaur bones because the rock that makes up the canyon walls is vastly more ancient than the dinosaurs.
- Phantom Ranch is a lodge inside Grand Canyon National Park, at the bottom of the canyon, in the state of Arizona, that dates back to 1922.
- The canyon has a human population of about 208 people!
- One of the most sought-after bird species you can see at the canyon is the bald eagle.
HOW TO COLOR THESE PRINTABLE Grand Canyon FACTS FOR KIDS COLORING PAGES
Take time to read each fact and then color the picture next to the fact. Each picture will correlate with the Grand Canyon fact.
You can use crayons, pencils, or even markers if you want to.
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