If one big, long hole in the ground, like the Grand Canyon, isn’t enough to make your jaw drop, then located about two hours from the Grand Canyon (a nice little day trip) is Meteor Crater. This one big, circular hole in the ground is owned by a single family, who claim it’s the best-preserved meteorite crater on Earth. Since it was first formed some 50,000 years ago, when woolly mammoths still roamed this part of the country, its ridge is thought to have lost some 50 to 65 feet in height, and the base close to 100 feet, all due to natural erosion. This is why there are so few craters like this still visible on Earth – and why Meteor Crater is such a sight to see.
More views from Stop 7
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