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  The Grand Canyon forms one of the most spectacular landscapes on the Earth, characterized by readily visible multicolored erosional forms, created over unimaginable time spans over a vast space of 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep.

Because of its proximity to the South Rim entrance station and visitor center, Mather Point - named after Stephen Mather, the main instigator and first director of the National Park Service - is where most visitors first get a look over the Grand Canyon. Unlike other nearby South Rim overlooks, private vehicles are not restricted, so it is only a short walk from Canyon View Plaza.