Cañón del Colca

It stretches for 120 kilometers and is one of the deepest canyons in the world.  Depending upon which reference you use, you may find that Colca Canyon (photos) is the second deepest or perhaps the fourth deepest.  At any rate, one of the most recent measurements has set its depth at just over 4,000 meters (13,200 feet).  The depth is measured from the top of mountain peaks that line the edges of the canyon so Colca is helped by nearby Andean mountains.

Colca Canyon

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