|Part of Providence Canyon from rim near entrance road image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Robbie Honerkamp|
Many people believe canyons take a long time to form. In North America, though, there is a canyon that simply wasn’t there 150 years ago.To read the rest, click on "Canyon creation".
Providence Canyon is near the town of Lumpkin in southwest Georgia. Where there were once rolling hills covered with untouched pine forest, there is now a deep chasm with nine finger-like canyons. They range in size up to 50 m (160 ft ) deep, 180 m (600 ft) wide and 400 m (1,300 ft) long.
The exposed canyon bluffs are extremely beautiful with many bands of different coloured rocks—bright red clay, white kaolin, as well as sands coloured ochre, pink, orange, beige, purple, lavender, grey, yellow, tan and black.