The Top 12 Most Beautiful Canyons of the World

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Most Beautiful Canyons of the World

Canyons and gorges are natural wonders that were carved out by rivers over eons. The cliffs form because the harder rock is resistant to erosion, so it remains exposed on valley walls. They form when softer, eroding rock on valley floors is undercut by harder formations that remain exposed due to tectonic pressure or other factors like climate change over time — creating deep chasms with steep walls and fantastic overlook points for visitors who dare enter these hidden depths! Canyons offer some of the most dramatic landscapes in not only space but also beauty-often lie hidden beneath ground level!

Top 12: Todra Gorge

Todra Gorge

The Todra Gorge is a deep, narrow canyon that leads into the High Atlas Mountains. It’s one of Morocco’s most popular tourist attractions because it features sheer rock walls up to 160 meters high on each side with little room for error – making this final stretch especially picturesque!

Top 11: Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Australia’s King’s Canyon is one of the major tourist attractions in this Southern Desert Region. The Enigmatic domes formations and sharp cliffs reward those who take time to walk around its rim, as they can see for miles across an unending desert landscape. A sacred Aboriginal site lines part off-limits due to religious reasons but still offers visitors breathtaking views that will last forever printed on your memory!

Top 10: Taroko Gorge

Taroko Gorge

The Taroko Gorge is one of the island’s biggest tourist attractions and it’s located near an east coast that has some gorgeous cliffs. Visitors can hike 19 kilometers through breathtaking scenery on their way to see just how beautiful this place really is!

Top 9: Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon[SEE MAP]

The Copper Canyon, one of the most spectacular train journeys in Mexico is a network of canyons that together are larger than many US states. The track passes over 37 bridges and through 86 tunnels featuring stunning views from high above 2 400 meters (7 900 ft) above sea level!

Top 8: Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon is an amazing place that has more than twice as many vertical feet to cover, but its walls are not nearly as steep. The big attraction here in addition to the awesome sights are Andean condors – these birds can sometimes be seen high up on thermals riding along with their wings outstretched towards any possible lift they may find before other times where you’ll see them floating calmly below without moving at all!

Top 7: Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge

A walk in the Samariá Gorge is an experience like no other. The 16 km long canyon takes you past ancient cypress trees and pines, through mountains with stunning views on both sides of it before cutting deep into the Libyan sea at Agia Roumeli where tourists can enjoy their time spent there by a boat ride back to Sfakion village.

Top 6: Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon on the western side of Kauai is a must-see for those who enjoy colorful environments. The canyon was formed by streams that come from Mount Waialeale at its center, making it one thousand meters deep and thirty kilometers long!

Top 5: Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is a must-see for any visitor. The colors are stronger and more vibrant in this deep, narrow slot canyon that has to be seen with your own eyes!

The Antelope Canyon is one the most photographed sandstone slot canyons in world. The two photogenic, narrow sections provide natural scenery that photographers dream about to take their photos with–and it has been done many times over! However there are stories too dark for this scene: In 1997 eleven tourists lost their lives when flash flood swept through lower antelope canyon – an event which led to its current moniker as “the deadliest tourist trap on earth.”

Top 4: Gorge du Verdon

Gorge du Verdon

The Gorge du Verdon is a river canyon in south-eastern France that has been called Europe’s most beautiful. The 25 km long, 700m deep chasm opens up to stunning views and flows with emerald green color from the surrounding forests as it makes its way towards the Mediterranean sea below. Its popularity for scenic attractions like hiking trails or kayaking has made this a must-see destination on your itinerary if you’re looking forward to some fresh air!

Top 3: Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

With a length of 15 km and vertical drops that reach 3,000 meters above the river rapids below it – Tiger Leaping Gorge is both geographically stunning as well as an extreme challenge to navigate. At its narrowest point nearby (30 meters wide) you can imagine what dangers lie in wait for those who dare venture down such treacherous waters!

Top 2: Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon is second only in grandeur to the Grand Canyon, but it has one major difference. The immensity of this ravine can be seen when you are up close and personal with its immense size that reaches 27 km long, 100 miles wide at points (or 550 meters deep). You’ll notice how much water there really isn’t running through these depths since they’re being dammed for hydroelectric power production!

Top 1: Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a must-see for any traveler. The awe-inspiring scenery will make you feel like your in another world, and if that’s not enough to get there then it’s 1.6 km deep!

The canyon also provides an opportunity of taking pictures from every angle imaginable because it has four hundred forty-six mile-long ridges with colorful canyons on both sides making up what some refer to as “the Wastelands”.