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Grand Canyon Facts!

Grand Canyon

  1. The Grand Canyon exists.
  2. The top of the Grand Canyon is higher than the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
  3. The Colorado River runs through the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
  4. The top of the Grand Canyon is higher than where the Colorado River enters the canyon.
  5. Rivers do not run up hill.

The Colorado River enters the Grand Canyon at an elevation of 2,800 feet above sea level. 277 miles later, it exits the Grand Canyon at 1,800 feet above sea level. The top of the Grand Canyon is over 7,000 feet above sea level. A river flowing at 2,800 feet above sea level cannot gradually form a canyon whose top is over a mile higher than itself!

To the North of the Grand Canyon, we see evidence of two (2) huge lakes that formed as a result of God's flood in the time of Noah. These lakes, Grand Lake and Hopi Lake, would have been held in place by the Kiabab Plateau. The Kiabab Plateau was located where the Grand Canyon is today. Once the Grand Lake and Hopi Lake were high enough to breach the Kiabab, the Grand Canyon would have been carved out very rapidly.

Mount St. Helens

Could the Mount St. Helens eruption be a model of how the Grand Canyon was formed?

In 1980 the Mount St. Helens volcano blew lots of mud and debris into a valley and completely blocked the Toutle River. Twenty-two months later the lake that had built up behind the mud dam got too full and flowed over the top. In less than nine hours, the roaring water cut three miniature "Grand Canyons." One was 140 feet deep, 1,000 feet wide, and 2,000 feet long.

Once water starts moving rapidly, it picks up rocks, sand, gravel, and trees and cuts like liquid sandpaper through just about anything in its path. By the way, notice that the sides of the new canyon at Mount St. Helens have hundreds of layers just like the Grand Canyon. All the layers were formed as the mud and ash washed in twenty-two months earlier.


The Grand Canyon is a washed-out spillway from a big lake. It formed from a lot of water, in little time. It did not form slowly over millions of years.

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