Golden Canyon in California.
A deep ravine carved by the Colorado River calledThe Grand Canyon is an example of a canyon.
Origin of canyonAmerican Spanish cañón from Sp, a pipe, tube, gorge from caño, a tube from Classical Latin canna, a reed: see cane
Origin of canyonSpanish cañón possibly augmentative of caña tube, cane ( from Latin canna reed ; see cane . ) or alteration of callón canyon ( from augmentative of calle street, road ) ( from Latin callis path ) ( of unknown origin )
Blyde River Canyon Mpumalanga, South Africa
- A valley, especially a long, narrow, steep valley, cut in rock by a river.
From Spanish cañón