A canyon is a deep ravine that exists between cliffs or escarpments. A canyon is usually formed over time from a river or from tectonic activity that creates a narrow, steep-walled valley. The oceans of the world are home to underwater canyons, created by underwater currents.
What is a fact about a canyon?
A canyon (occasionally spelled cañon) or gorge is a deep ravine between cliffs often carved from the landscape by a river. Rivers have a natural tendency to reach a baseline elevation, which is the same elevation as the body of water it will eventually drain into. This forms a canyon.
Which is the biggest gorge in the world?
From a condor’s perch on this gorge in southern Peru you could look down on 10 of New York’s World Trade Center towers stacked end on end. The 60-mile-long Colca Canyon formed by the Colca River is the deepest land gorge on Earth, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.