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Sumidero

Cañón del Sumidero is a canyon about 40 km from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Its cliffs are 900 meters above sea level and overlook the Grijalva River, which extends across the states of Chiapas and Tabasco and flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

 

In its southern entrance, the canyon begins near the city of Chiapa de Corzo, and flows into the reservoir of the hydroelectric dam–Manuel Moreno Torres, best known as Chicoasén. This canyon is a result of a geological fault during the Pleistocene, and is home to a great variety of wildlife including American crocodiles.

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Taken on July 13, 2010