Grand Canyon South Rim
The Grand Canyon is 1,904 square miles in area, about 50 square miles fewer than Delaware. It is 18 miles wide in spots and 1 mile deep with 277 river miles running through it. Park visitation (about 5,000,000 annually) is 90% South Rim since the South Rim is open year around as opposed to the North Rim which operates only from May to October. From the South Rim, the North Rim is 10 miles away, or 220 miles by car. Early visitors enjoyed peering into the abyss, as this lady was doing at Moran Point in 1902. or these ladies riding mules by Grandview Point in 1915.