Happy 102nd birthday to the Grand Canyon National Park! More than a century ago today, President Woodrow Wilson signed the legislation making the Grand Canyon an official U.S. National Park. The 277-mile wide natural wonder sees more than six million domestic and international visitors every year. The sheer immensity of the Grand Canyon is awe-inspiring, and is a must-see bucket-list destination for outdoor enthusiasts around the world. Whether it’s hiking along the rim, trekking the trails, or just enjoying the view, the Grand Canyon National Park is a uniquely beautiful landscape that offers something for everybody.
“It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today.” —
U.S. President John F. Kennedy