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This gallery contains pictures from various trips to the Colorado Plateau and the Southwest .
The Canyons of the Colorado Plateau are among the most spectacular landscapes on earth .
A hike down the Grand Canyon is literally a walk through time .
Nearly 2 billion years of geological history are exposed on its eroded cliffs.
The oldest stone layers were formed at a time when life on earth just got started .
The highest life form 2 billion years ago were the first complex cells.
Considering that the earth is about 4 billion years old ,
one walks through half of the earths geological history on the way down to the Colorado river .
The sandstone layers are deposits from a long gone shallow ocean , that covered the western part of North America .
An uplift started about 75 million years ago and pushed the area nearly 2 miles above sea level .
Erosion set in , and over millions of years water and wind carved a fascinating landscape of outstanding beauty .
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
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