Just around the corner lies the Diamond Creek take-out, the end of an adventure for most river runners of the Grand Canyon. On this particular trip we floated past and ended our adventure at Pearce Ferry. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet / 1,800 metres). Nearly two billion years of the Earth’s geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted.
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