Other Grand Canyons

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.

Incarnations Around the World and on Other Worlds
by Earle E. Spamer

This is a list of geographical and artificial features named, in some or other fashion, “Grand Canyon.” It includes names formal and informal, current and archaic; some are off-the-cuff descriptive terms. Copies of references are in Spamer’s files. Anyone wishing further details can consult Spamer, who will consult his files if time and patience permit.

An early, much shorter, version of this list was published as “Doin’ the Canyon Shuffle,” by Early C. Corax and C. V. Abyssus (pseudonyms of Earle E. Spamer and Richard D. Quartaroli), in Boatman’s Quarterly Review (vol. 9, no. 3, Summer 1996, pp. 6-7). Some sources were originally taken from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Geographic Names Information System and from gazetteers published by the Defense Mapping Agency. Since 1996, the list has been greatly expanded, the additions coming from other published sources, from ephemera, and substantially from websites.

The earliest known use of the term “Grand Canyon” for a geographic feature was in 1846 by James William Abert, in the Journal of Lieutenant J.W. Abert from Bent’s Fort to St. Louis, in 1845: “At noon we reached the Grand Cañon, which is referred to by Gregg is his Commerce of the Prairies, as a source of great annoyance to early travelers.” (The Gregg mentioned here did not himself use the term.) This reference probably refers to what today is Mills Canyon, along the Canadian River in New Mexico.

As far as I am aware, the earliest appellation “Grand Canyon” in reference to Arizona’s Grand Canyon of the Colorado River appeared in 1859, a decade before John Wesley Powell solidly established the name as a part of American culture and science. In the February 1859 issue of the Journal of the American Geographical and Statistical Society (vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 41-5) there appeared a slightly abridged reprinting of Joseph C. Ives’ preliminary report of his 1857-8 exploration of the Colorado River. There the title and an introductory paragraph were apparently written by the editor of the journal, but who he was is not indicated in that issue, nor has his name been found in record searches. The name “Grand Canyon” appears to have been applied to the entire system of canyons in the lower Colorado River, between present-day Black Canyon and Grand Canyon, the region explored by Ives’ party; and thus, significantly, it embraces “Big Cañon” of Ives’ and other contemporary usage.

For an overview of these early uses of the term “Grand Canyon” and notes on the definition of the words “grand” and “canyon,” see Spamer, “The Canyon Grand by Any Other Name” in Nature Notes (Grand Canyon National Park), vol. 13, no. 1, Spring 1997, pp. 7-9.

Please note that this original, and some would say inspirational, compilation of bibliographical citations was, is, would, and will be solely the property of the compiler and editor, Earle E. (“Grand Canyon”) Spamer.

USA (contiguous 48 states)
(39 states here listed)
Alabama, Little River Canyon, Little River National Preserve / Grand Canyon of the South;
Grand Canyon of the East; Little Grand Canyon; the Small Grand Canyon
Arizona, Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness / Little Grand Canyon
Arizona, Canyon de Chelly / Little Grand Canyon;
Grand Canyon
Arizona, Chiricahua Mountains / Grand Canyon
Arizona, Colorado River / The Grand Canyon;
Grand Canyon; America’s Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon of the U.S.A.
Grand Canyon of the Southwest
Grand Canyon of the Colorado Plateau
Grandest of Grand Canyons
Grand Canyon of New Mexico [error]
Nevada’s Grand Canyon [error]; the wild Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon of the Lower Colorado River Basin
Grand Canyon of Grand Canyon National Park [sic]; Grandy Canyon [sic]
Arizona, Hot Springs Canyon, Muleshoe Spring / Grand Canyon
Arizona, Kartchner Caverns / Grand Canyon
Arizona, Little Colorado River gorge / Grand Canyon of the Little Colorado; Baby Grand Canyon; Little Grand Canyon
Arizona, Navajo Indian Reservation / Grand Canyon of the Little Colorado River Gorge Tribal Park
Arizona, Salt River Canyon / Little Grand Canyon
Arizona, Southern Bradshaw Mountains / Little Grand Canyon
Arizona, Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area / Miniature Grand Canyon; Arizona’s Little Grand Canyon
Arizona-California, Colorado River, Topock Gorge / The Baby Grand; Little Grand Canyon
Arizona-California-Mexico, Lower Colorado River region / Grand anti-Canyon of North America
Arkansas / Grand Canyon of the Ozarks
Arkansas, south of Jasper / Grand Canyon of Arkansas
California, Angles National Forest / Grand Canyon
California, Butte County, Butte Creek Canyon / Little Grand Canyon; Butte County’s Little Grand Canyon
California, Feather River / Grand Canyon of the Feather River
California, Joshua Tree National Park / Grand Canyon [climbing fissure]
California, Kern County, Red Rock Canyon State Park / Little Grand Canyon of California
California, King’s River / Grand Canyon of King’s River; King’s River Grand Canyon
California, Los Angeles County, Santa Catalina Island / Grand Canyon
California, Marin County / Grand Canyon
California, Monterey Canyon [submarine] / Grand Canyon of Monterey Bay; The Other Grand Canyon
California’s Grand Canyon; Grand Canyon of California
Grand Canyon of the Sea
Grand Canyon of the Ocean
Grand Canyon of the Eastern Pacific
California, Mt. Lowe, San Gabriel Mountains, north of Pasadena / Grand Canyon
California, Mt. Tamalpais / Grand Canyon
California, Orange County, Limestone Canyon / Grand Canyon of Orange County
California, Owens Valley, Owens Gorge / Grand Canyon of the Eastern Sierra
California, San Bernardino County, Afton Canyon / Grand Canyon of the Mojave Desert
California, San Diego County, Borrego Springs / Grand Canyon of Borrego
California, Sierra Mountains, San Joaquin River / Grand Canyon of the San Joaquin River
California, Truckhaven, near Salton Sea / Little Grand Canyon
California, Yosemite Valley / Grand Canyon of the Sierras
California, Tuolumne County, Tuolumne River / Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne;
Grand Canyon of Yosemite
California, Ventura County / Grand Canyon of South Mountain; Ventura County’s Grand Canyon
Colorado / Little Grand Canyon, “Colorado High Plains”
Colorado, “enroute to Estes Park” / Loveland Grand Canyon
Colorado, Arkansas River, Royal Gorge / Grand Canyon of the Arkansas;
Grand Canyon of the Rockies; Colorado’s Grand Canyon
Colorado, Fort Carson, near Colorado Springs / Little Grand Canyon
Colorado, Glenwood Canyon / Little Grand Canyon of Colorado
Colorado, Gore Canyon / Grand Canyon of the Grand River
Colorado, Gunnison River / Grand Canyon of the Gunnison
Colorado, Platte River / Grand Canyon of the Platte
Florida, Kings Bay area / Grand Canyon Spring [submarine]
Florida, Sand Key Reef / Sand Key Grand Canyon [submarine]
Florida, “Weeki Wachee” [commercial] / Florida’s Famous Underwater Grand Canyon
Georgia, Providence Canyon State Park, Stewart County / Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon; Grand Canyon of Georgia
Georgia’s Grand Canyon; Little Grand Canyon of the South
Georgia, Toccoa County, Tallulah Gorge / Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon; Little Grand Canyon of the East
Idaho, Lost River Range / Miniature Grand Canyon
Idaho, Owyhee River / The Other Grand Canyon
Illinois, Jackson County / Little Grand Canyon
Kansas, Arikaree Breaks / Grand Canyon of the High Plains; Mini-Grand Canyon of the Midwest
Kentucky / Grand Canyon of the Southeast
Kentucky, Floyd Collins’ Crystal Cave / Grand Canyon
Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Daniel Boone National Forest / Grand Canyon of Kentucky
Kentucky-Tennessee, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Big South Fork of the Cumberland River / Little Grand Canyon of the East
Kentucky-Virginia, Breaks Interstate Park / Grand Canyon of the South;
Grand Canyon of the Southeast; South’s Grand Canyon
Louisiana, Kisatchie Hills Wilderness, Kisatchie National Forest / Little Grand Canyon
Maine, Gulf Hagas, Pleasant River / Grand Canyon of Maine;
Grand Canyon of the East

Mini Grand Canyon
New England’s Grand Canyon
Massachusetts, Chesterfield, Chesterfield Gorge, East Branch of / Grand Canyon of Western Massachusetts Westfield River
Maryland, Sligo Creek, Northwest Branch / Grand Canyon of the Northwest Branch
Michigan, Barry County, near Hastings / Little Grand Canyon
Michigan, New Shelby Township, Shadbush Nature Center River
Bends Park / Grand Canyon of Macomb County
Michigan, Sturgeon River Gorge, Canyon Falls / Grand Canyon of Michigan;
Grand Canyon of the Upper Peninsula
Minnesota, St. Louis County / Grand Canyons of the North
Minnesota, Shingobee Recreation Area, Shingobee River / Little Grand Canyon of the Shingobee River; Little Grand Canyon
Minnesota, Temperance River / Grand Canyon of the Midwest
Mississippi, Mississippi Petrified Forest [near Jackson] / Grand Canyon of Mississippi
Mississippi, Pearl River, Red Bluff / Mississippi’s Little Grand Canyon
Missouri, Marvel Cave / Grand Canyon
Missouri, Millstream Gardens Conservation Area, St. Francis River / Grand Canyon of Missouri
Missouri, northwestern [locale not specified] / Little Grand Canyon
Missouri, Pioneer Forest, Grand Gulf State Park / Missouri’s Little Grand Canyon;
Ozarks’ Grandest Canyon; Little Grand Canyon of the Ozarks
Missouri, Warren County / Grand Canyon
Nebraska, Halsey National Forest, Frenchman River, north of Waneta / Little Grand Canyon
Nevada, Panaca, Cathedral Gorge State Park / Nevada’s Grand Canyon
Nevada, Elko / Grand Canyon’s little brother
New Hampshire, White Mountains, Franconia Notch / Little Grand Canyon
New Mexico, Canadian River / Grand Canyon
New Mexico, Lechuguilla Cave / Grand Canyon of the Underworld
New York, Ausable Chasm / Grand Canyon of the East
New York, Catskill Mountains, Plattekill Clove / Grand Canyon
New York, Edgewood-in-the-Catskills, Stoney Clove / Grand Canyon
New York, Genesee River, Letchworth State Park / Grand Canyon of the East;
Little Grand Canyon of the East
Grand Canyon of the Northeast
Grand Canyon of the Eastern U.S.A.
Grand Canyon of New York
New York, Long Island, Cowneck Peninsula / Long Island’s Grand Canyon, Cowneck Peninsula
New York, Ulster County, Cragsmoor, Sam’s Point Preserve
Ellenville Ice Caves / Grand Canyon
North Carolina, Linville River, Linville Gorge / Grand Canyon of North Carolina;
Grand Canyon of Western North Carolina
Grand Canyon of the East
Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians
North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park / Grand Canyon of the Little Missouri
North Dakota, Painted Canyon / Grand Canyon of North Dakota
Ohio, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve / Ohio’s Grand Canyon
Ohio, East Continental Rift Basin [geological subsurface] / Grand Canyon of Ohio
Ohio, Seven Caves / Grand Canyon of Ohio
Ohio, Zane Shawnee Caverns, near Bellfontaine / Little Grand Canyon
Oregon, Elwha River / Grand Canyon of the Elwha
Oregon, Hells Canyon (also Wyoming) / Grand Canyon of the Snake River;
Grand Canyon of the Northwest
Oregon, John Day River / Grand Canyon of Oregon
Oregon, Mount St. Helens / Little Grand Canyon;
Little Grand Canyon of the Toutle River
Oregon, Owyhee River / Grand Canyon of Oregon
Pennsylvania, Bushkill Falls / Grand Canyon
Pennsylvania, near Mauch Chunk, Lehigh River / Grand Canyon of the Lehigh
Pennsylvania, Pocono Mountains / Grand Canyon of the Poconos
Pennsylvania, Tioga County, Pine Creek State Park / Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania;
Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon; Little Grand Canyon
Rhode Island, Raytheon Co., Lawton’s Valley Canyon / Grand Canyon of Rhode Island
South Dakota / Grand Canyon of the South Dakota Badlands
South Dakota, Elk Creek Canyon / South Dakota’s Grand Canyon
Tennessee, Tennessee River Gorge / Grand Canyon of the Tennessee [River]; Grand Canyon of Tennessee
Tennessee, Wolf River / Grand Canyon
Texas, Big Bend National Park, Rio Grande [U.S.-Mexico] / Grand Canyon of Texas;
Grand Canyon of Santa Helena
Grand Canyon of the Rio Grande
Texas, Palo Duro Canyon State Park / Grand Canyon of Texas;
Grand Canyon of the Panhandle; Little Grand Canyon
Texas, Pecos River / Grand Canyon of the Pecos
Utah / Grand Canyons of the Colorado
Utah, Canyonlands National Park / Utah’s Grand Canyon
Utah, Cedar Breaks National Monument / Little Grand Canyon
Utah, Emery County, Westwater Canyon, Colorado River / Little Grand Canyon
Utah, San Rafael River Gorge / Little Grand Canyon
Vermont, Ottauquechee River, Quechee Gorge / Grand Canyon of Vermont;
Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon; the small Grand Canyon of Vermont
Virginia, Dan River / Grand Canyon of Virginia
Virginia, Russell Fork of Big Sandy River / Grand Canyon of the South
Virginia [reference to southwestern portion of state] / Grand Canyon of the South
Washington / Grand Canyon of Fifteen Mile Creek
Washington, Clallam County / Grand Canyon
Washington, Goldendale, Ekone Ranch / Little Grand Canyon
Washington, Nisqually River / Grand Canyon of the Nisqually
Washington, Walla Walla County, near Lowden / Little Grand Canyon
West Virginia, Blackwater Canyon / Grand Canyon of West Virginia; Grand Canyon of the East
West Virginia, New River, New River Gorge National River / Grand Canyon of the East;
Grand Canyon of the Eastern U.S.
Grand Canyon of the New River
West Virginia, Schoolhouse Cave / Grand Canyon
Wisconsin, Devils Lake State Park / Grand Canyon of the Midwest
Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dells / Little Grand Canyon of the Midwest
Wyoming [locale not specified] / Grand Canyon of Wyoming
Wyoming, Crook County-South Dakota, Lawrence County / Grand Canyon
Wyoming, Lincoln County / Grand Canyon
Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park / Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone;
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River
Grand Canyon of Wyoming
Little Grand Canyon



NORTH AMERICAN LOCALITIES (other than USA contiguous 48 states)

Alaska, Alsek River / Grand Canyon of the North
Alaska, Misty Fjords National Monument / Grand Canyon of Alaska
Alaska, Mt. McKinley, Kahiltna Glacier / Grand Canyon of Alaska
Alaska, Noatak National Preserve, Noatak River / Grand Canyon of the Noatak
Alaska, Northwest Arctic County / Grand Canyon
Bahamas, Eleuthera, Exuma Sound [submarine] / Grand Canyon of the Sea
Canada, Alberta, Alberta Bad Lands / Grand Canyon of Canada
Canada, British Columbia, Fraser River / Grand Canyon;
Grand Canyon of the Upper Fraser River
Canada, British Columbia, Liard River Corridor Provincial Park / Grand Canyon of the Liard
Canada, British Columbia, Nechako Canyon, Nechako River / Grand Canyon of the Nechako; Grand Canyon
Canada, British Columbia, Stikine River / Grand Canyon of the Stikine;
Grand Canyon of British Columbia
Grand Canyon of Canada
Canada, Ontario [locale not specified] / Grand Canyon of Ontario
Canada, Ontario, Grand River, Elora Gorge / Grand Canyon of Ontario;
Grand Canyon of the Grand River
Canada, Nova Scotia, Sable Island, The Gully [Sable Gully, submarine] / Canada’s underwater Grand Canyon;
Grand Canyon of the Sea
Canada, Nunavut, Somerset Island, Cunningham River / Grand Canyon of the High Arctic
Canada, Quebec [locale not specified] / Grand Canyon of Quebec
Canada, Quebec, Sainte-Anne River / Grand Canyon of Sainte Anne Falls
Canada, Yukon, Yukon River / Grand Canyon of the Yukon; Grand Canyon
Canada, Yukon-Northwest Territories, Nahanni River, Nahanni / Grand Canyon of the North;
Canada’s Grand Canyon
GrandNational Park / Canyons of the Nahanni River
Cuba, south of Cayo Grande [submarine] / Grand Canyons
Greenland [locale not specified] / Greenland’s Grand Canyon
Gulf of Mexico, Sigsbee Deep [submarine] / the Grand Canyon under the sea
Mexico, Baja California, Cedros Island / Arroyo Gran Cañon
Mexico, Baja California, Isla San Jose / Little Grand Canyon
Mexico, Baja California, Tijuana / Gran Cañón
Mexico, Barranca del Cobre / Mexico’s Grand Canyon;
Grand Canyon of Mexico; the Grander Canyon
Mexico, Chiapas / Grande cañon del Río La Venta
Mexico, Manzanillo, Los Carrizales / Grand Canyons of Carrizales
Mexico, Rio Ucumacinta, San Jose Canyon / Grand Canyon of San Jose
Mexico, Santiago, Bolanos River / Gran Cannon de Bolanos
Mexico, Yucatan, Cozmuel, Palancar Reef / Grand Canyon of the Caribbean



LOCALITIES OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA

Central America
Guatemala, Rio Dulce, El Golfete / Grand Canyon of Guatemala
Guatemala, San Jose Canyon / Grand Canyon of San Jose
Nicaragua, Madriz, Cañón de Somoto / Gran Cañón;
Gran Cañón de Somoto

South America
Argentina, Parque Nacional de Talampaya / Gran Cañón de Talampaya
Argentina, Provincia del Chubut / Gran Cañón del Río Chubut
Brazil [locale not specified] / Grand Canyon of Brazil
Brazil, Chapada dos Guimarães / Little Grand Canyon
Chile, Bio Bio / Grand Canyon of Chile
Colombia, Cañon de Chicamoche / Grand Canyon of Colombia
Ecuador, Rio Quijos / Grand Canyon of the Quijos
Ecuador, Rio Toachi Canyon / Grand Canyon of Ecuador
Peru / Grand Canyon of the Colca River
Venezuela, Isla de Coche, Playa El Coco / Gran Cañón en Pequeño

Atlantic Islands
Bermuda / Grand Canyon Cave
Iceland, Jökulsárgljúfur National Park / Grand Canyon of Iceland
Iceland, Thjórsárdalur Valley, Gjáin Canyon / Grand Canyon of Iceland

Europe
Austria, Ötschergräben / Austrian Grand Canyon;
Grand Canyon of Lower Austria
England, caves of Mendip Hills, near Cheddar, Somerset / Grand Canyon of England
England, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset / England’s Grand Canyon
Estonia, Hiiumaa / Hiiumaa Grand Canyon
Finland, Gorge of Kevojoki / Grand Canyon of Finland
France, Isere, Gouffre Berger [cave] / Grand Canyon
France, Provence, Gorges du Verdon / Grand Canyon du Verdon;
Grand Canyon of Europe
Grand Canyon of France
France’s Own Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon of the Alps
France, Tarn River / Little Grand Canyon of France
Germany, Black Forest [locale not specified] / Grand Canyon of Germany
Greece, Lesvos / Grand Canyon
Greece, Vikos Gorge / Grand Canyon of Greece
Ireland, Mizen Head, Cliffs of Moher / Grand Canyon of Ireland
Moldova (Crimean Peninsula) / Grand Canyon
Norway, Aurlandsdalen / Norway’s Grand Canyon
Norway, Flydalsjuvet / Grand Canyon of Norway
Spain [locale not specified] / Little Grand Canyon
Spain, Pyrenees, Ordesa / Gran Cañón;
Grand Canyon of Europe
Spain, La Garganta del Chorro [Gorge of Los Galtanes] / Grand Canyon of Spain
Spain, Rio Llobregat / Grand Canyon of Spain
Spain-Portugal, Iberian Grand Canyon, Río Duero / Gran Cañón Ibérico
Switzerland [locale not specified] / Grand Canyon of Switzerland
Switzerland, Graubünden / Grand Canyon of the Alps
Switzerland [locale not specified] / Swiss Grand Canyon
Switzerland, Rhine Gorge / Little Grand Canyon
United Kingdom, West Sussex, near East Grinstead, High Rocks / Grand Canyon [climbing site]




Asia (excluding the Mid-Eastern Region)
India, Zanskar River / Grand Canyon of Asia
Grand Canyon of India
Asia’s Grand Canyon
Japan, Kumamoto, Soyokyo Gorge / Grand Canyon of Kyushu
Kazakhstan / Grand Canyon of Kazakhstan;
Grand Canyons of Kyrgyzstan; Kyrgyz Grand Canyons
Kazakhstan, Charyn Canyon / Little Grand Canyon
Korea [seeSouth Korea]
Malaysia [locale not specified] / Grand Canyon of Malaysia [probably anthropogenic]
Malaysia, Sabah, Imbak Valley / Grand Canyon of Sabah
Mongolia / Grand Canyon of Tsagan Nor Basin
Nepal / Kali Gangdak Grand Canyon
Pakistan, Toshangi, Khirthar Mountains / Grand Canyon of Sindh
People’s Republic of China / China’s Grand Canyon
People’s Republic of China / Grand Canyon Tiger Leaping Gorge, between Dali and Lijiang
People’s Republic of China, Jingxi County / Lingtong Grand Canyon
People’s Republic of China, Yunnan Province, Nu River / Oriental Grand Canyon
People’s Republic of China, Yunnan Province, Nujiang River / Oriental Grand Canyon; Mysterious Grand Canyon
People’s Republic of China, Three Gorges of the Yangzi / Grand Canyons of China
People’s Republic of China, Xihai Scenic Area, Mt. Huangshan / Grand Canyon of the West Sea; Xihai Grand Canyon
People’s Republic of China, Zhejiang (eastern) / Little Grand Canyon
People’s Republic of China, Zhejiang (western) / Grand Canyon of Western Zhejiang
Philippines [locale not specified] / Grand Canyon of the Philippines
Philippines, Laguna / Grand Canyon of Laguna
South Korea, Gangwon Province, Hantangang River / Grand Canyon of Korea
South Korea, Taebaek, Shimpo-ri Dogye-eup, Miin Falls / Grand Canyon of Korea
Sri Lanka, Ohiya / Grand Canyon of Sri Lanka
Sumatra / Grand Canyon Cave
Taiwan, Hualien, Toroko Gorge / Grand Canyon of Taiwan;
Grand Canyon of Asia
Thailand, Lopburi Province, Panasiri Resort / Grand Canyon [parody]
Thailand, Obluang Gorge / Grand Canyon of Thailand
Thailand, Pae Muang Pee / Little Grand Canyon
Tibet, Yarlung Zangbo / Tibet’s Grand Canyon
Turkey, Çuruh River Valley / Grand Canyon of Turkey
Turkey, Ihlara Valley / Grand Canyon of Turkey

Mid-Eastern Region
Israel [locale not specified] / Grand Canyon of Israel
Israel, Negev, Makhtesh Ramon crater / Grand Canyon of Israel
Jordan, Wadi al-Mujib / Jordan’s Grand Canyon
Lebanon, Quadisha Valley / Grand Canyon of Lebanon
Syria / Grand Canyons of the Syrian Desert
Yemen, Soqotra [island] / Grand Canyon



Africa
Egypt [locale not specified] / Egyptian Grand Canyon
Egypt, Wadi Degla / Egypt’s own minature Grand Canyon
Egypt, Western Desert, Dakhleh Oasis, Wadi El-Tawil / [“Grandeur Canyon”]
Ethiopia, Blue Nile / Grand Canyon of Africa;
Grand Canyon of the Nile
Guinea (West Africa), near Doucki / Grand Canyon of Guinea
Kenya, Hell’s Gate National Park, Hell’s Gate Gorge / Grand Canyon of Kenya
Madagascar, “cirque rouge”, near Majunga / mini-micro Grand Canyon
Madagascar, Isalo National Park / Grand Canyon of Madagascar
Mauritania / Grand Canyon Mauritanien [submarine]
Mauritius, south coast [dive site named “Colorado”] / / Mini Grand Canyon of the Sea [submarine]
Morocco, Todra Gorge / Grand Canyon of Africa
Morocco, Ziz Valley / Grand Canyon of Morocco
Namibia, Fish River Canyon / Grand Canyon of Africa;
Grand Canyon of Southern Africa
Namibia’s Grand Canyon
Oman, Wadi Nakhr / Grand Canyon of Jebel Shams;
Grand Canyon
Little Grand Canyon
South Africa, Blyde River Canyon / Grand Canyon of South Africa;
Gran Cañón del Blyde River
South Africa, Drakensbergen / Grand Canyon of South Africa
South Africa, Holoog Siding, Fish River Canyon / Grand Canyon of South Africa
South Africa, Karoo Nature Reserve, Valley of Desolation / Grand Canyon of South Africa
South Africa, Orange River, Augrabies Falls National Park / Grand Canyon of South Africa
South Africa, Northern Province, Zwartkrans Valley / Grand Canyon Cave and Grand Canyon Rockshelter; Grand Canyon System
Tunisia [locale not specified] / Grand Canyon of Tunisia
Tunisia / Grand Canyon of the Atlas
United Arab Emirates, Hajar Mountains / Grand Canyons

Australia and New Zealand
Australia, Ayers Rock [Uluru] / anti-Grand Canyon
Australia, Mount Victoria / Grand Canyon
Australia, Murray Canyons [submarine] / Australia’s Grand Canyon
Australia, New South Wales, Blackheath, Blue Mountains / Grand Canyon of Australia;
Grand Canyon of the Blue Mountains
Australia, Northern Territory, King’s Canyon / Grand Canyon’s little brother;
Grand Canyon of Oz
Australia, Queensland, Porcupine Gorge National Park / Little Grand Canyon
Australia, Victoria, Halls Gap / Grand Canyon
New Zealand, North Island, Mangaotaki Valley, Puketiti Station / Grand Canyon Cave
New Zealand, South Island [locale not specified] / Grand Canyon of the Southern Hemisphere
New Zealand, South Island, Buller Gorge / Grand Canyon of New Zealand;
Little Grand Canyon



Antarctica
Antarctica, near McMurdo Sound / Antarctic Grand Canyon

Pacific Islands
Fiji / Grand Canyon [submarine]
Fiji, Ba River / Grand Canyon
Fiji, Navua Gorge / Fiji’s Grand Canyon
Hawaii, Waimea Canyon, Kauai / Grand Canyon of the Pacific;
Miniature Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon of Hawaii
Grand Canyon of the Hawaiian Islands; miniature Grand Canyon of Waimea
Grand Canyon of the South Pacific [sic];
Miniature Grand Canyon of the South Pacific [sic]; Tahiti, Moorea, the Caldera / Grand Canyon of Tahiti

OTHER WORLD LOCALITIES

Atlantic Ocean, Hudson Canyon [submarine] / The Hudson’s Grand Canyon;
New York’s Own Grand Canyon Under the Sea
Atlantic Ocean, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Corsair Gorge [submarine] / Grand Canyon of the North Atlantic
Oceanic trenches [submarine] / Grand Canyons of the Seabed
Pacific Ocean, Marianas Trench [submarine] / Grand Canyon of the Sea

EXTRATERRESTRIAL LOCALITIES

Mars, Candor Chasma / Grand Canyon of Mars
Mars, Loire Vallis / Grand Canyon of Mars
Mars, Valles Marineris / Grand Canyon of Mars;
Grand Canyons of Mars
Martian Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon of the Solar System
the Grander Canyon
Mars [locale not specified] / Martian Grand Canyon
Moon, Alpine Valley / Lunar Grand Canyon
Moon, Hadley Rille / Grand Canyon of the Moon



ARTIFICIAL ATTRACTIONS

East Beijing Grand Canyon / People’s Republic of China, Haizi Reservoir
Florida’s Famous Underwater Grand Canyon / (“Weeki Wachee”, Florida, commercial development of natural feature)
Grand Canyon / roller coaster, Luna Park, Coney Island, New York
Grand Canyon / shopping mall, Haifa, Israel
Grand Canyon / Veliki Kanjon, on a ski run on Pohorje, near Maribor, Slovenia
Grand Canyon / water flume amusement ride, Dream World, Thailand
Grand Canyon Bahn / roller coaster, Phantasialand, Bruehl, Germany
Grand Canyon Bridge / Arizona, Navajo Bridge
Grand Canyon Bridge / Vermont, Lamoille County, Canyon Road, Brewster River, near Jeffersonville; Grist Mill Bridge
Grand Canyon Buffet / Reno Hilton, Reno, Nevada
Grand Canyon Canal Company / Idaho [relating to the Carey Act of 1894]
Grand Canyon in Avondale / Ohio, Avondale [hole in home side-yard]
Grand Canyon Limited / Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad [train name]
Grand Canyon of American Business;
Grand Canyon of New York / Broadway, New York City, New York
Grand Canyon of churches / Cathedral of Burgos, Spain [also metaphorical]
Grand Canyon of Cleveland, Ohio / Cleveland, Ohio, streetscape
Grand Canyon of Greater New York;
Grand Canyon of Manhattan Island
Grand Canyon of New York
Grand Canyon of the East / New York City, New York, streetscape
Grand Canyon of midtown business / Madison Avenue, New York City, New York
Grand Canyon of New Rochelle / Joyce Beverages, New Rochelle, New York
Grand Canyon of Norway;
Norwegian Grand Canyon / Norway, Sydvaranger mine
Grand Canyon of the Canal / Panama, Culebra Cut, Panama Canal
Grand Canyon of the Mesabi / Minnesota, Mesabi Iron Range [strip mines]
Grand Canyon Ranch / South of Hlane Game Sanctuary, Swaziland
Grand Canyon Rapids / water flume amusement ride; Spain, United Kingdom, and Las Vegas, Nevada
Little Grand Canyon / Florida, Intracoastal Waterway, between West Bay and Choctawhatchee Bay
Little Grand Canyon;
Little Grand Canyon of Touchet / Oregon, Walla Wall County, Burlingame Ditch [canal]
Man-Made Grand Canyon of the North;
Minnesota’s Grand Canyon / Minnesota, Hibbing, Hull-Rust Mine
Reno Grand Canyon / ReTRAC (Reno Railroad Trench) Project
Wile E. Coyote’s Grand Canyon Blaster / roller coaster, Six Flags Over Texas
Etcetera.

[Ed. note: All images are of the one Grand Canyon National Park we all know and love.]

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