Country: United States of America
Grand Canyon by the Numbers:
Population: 1,460 Average January temperature: 41 ° F at the Rim, 56 ° F in the Gorge / 5°C at the Rim, 13.3°C in the Gorge Average July temperature: 85 ° F at the Rim, 107 ° F in the Gorge / 29.4°C at the Rim, 41.6°C in the Gorge Average annual rainfall: 16 inches at the Rim, 8.44 in the Gorge / 40.6 cm at the Rim, 21.4 cm in the Gorge Average annual snowfall: 62 inches at the Rim, 0.2 in the Gorge / 157 cm at the Rim, 0 .5 cm in the Gorge Grand Canyon National Park is the size of Delaware The Grand Canyon contains five of the seven life zones and three of the four desert types in North America.
Time Zone: GMT-7; Mountain Standard Time (MST) Electricity: 120 volts AC, 60 HZ; round two-pin plugs are standard Country Dialing Code: 1
Did You Know?
The Colorado River began cutting into the layers of rock 6 million years ago, forming what we now know as the Grand Canyon. The resulting exposed walls of rock date back 250 million years. Scattered rocks located at the bottom of the canyon date back as far as 2 billion years.