4 more canyons to rival the grand canyon

COPPER CANYON, MEXICO Northern Mexico’s spectacular Copper Canyon is deeper in parts than the Grand Canyon. The Copper Canyon Railway, which climbs alongside the precipice en route from Los Mochis to Chihuahua, affords fabulous views.

MAIN IMAGE Bryce Canyon in all its fiery glory
MAIN IMAGE Bryce Canyon in all its fiery glory

ZION CANYON, UTAH, USA Bryce’s near-neighbor is a pretty, lush spot thanks to the Virgin River that flows through its center.

The canyon lacks the bizarre rock formations of Bryce, but boasts magnificent red-rock cliffs and fine hiking trails.

WAIMEA CANYON, HAWAI‘I The so-called “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” which almost cuts the verdant island of Kaua‘i in half, holds an amazing, ever-changing panoply of colors and offers magnificent views out over the ocean.

CANYON DE CHELLY, ARIZONA, USA Canyon de Chelly, another spellbinding red-rock canyon, is occupied by indigenous Navajo farmers and filled with the evocative cliff dwellings left by the Ancient Puebloan people of the region.

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