Fee-free applies to park entrance only and doesn't affect camping reservations, tours and concessions
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Grand Canyon National Park visitors can get into the park free Jan. 18.
With water again filling the South Rim storage tanks, Grand Canyon National Park will ease restrictions on water use.
One-hundred acres of slash piles are scheduled to burn on Thursday and Friday, Jan 11 and 12 on the Tusayan Ranger District.
Every year, the National Park Service (NPS) hosts an annual calendar of themed monthly events.
With a night sky that seems to stretch across the entire western hemisphere, Grand Canyon is the perfect spot for star gazing and night observations.
As part of the 2018 Federal Highways Administration’s South Rim Roads Improvement Project, additional construction and detours began Jan. 8 at the South Entrance Road and Desert View Drive (Arizona Highway 64 East) intersection.
Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 10
Grand Canyon National Park remains in Level 2 water conservation measures because of water delivery system issues and may implement further restrictions next week.
On Jan. 1 the Grand Canyon Trust welcomed Ethan Aumack as its new executive director.
The first supermoon of 2018 rises over Grand Canyon Jan. 1.
Water conservation guidelines in place at the South Rim, Desert View and Hermit's Rest
At Level 2, mandatory measures require that all concessions operations switch to disposable dishes and utensils, alter menus to use less water for food preparation and dish washing, adopt low water use for hotel room cleaning and serve drinking water at restaurants by request only.
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Upcoming events in the Grand Canyon area.
For the third consecutive year, attendance at Grand Canyon West (GCW) has topped 1 million visitors on the West Rim of Grand Canyon.
Idaho, Nevada and Utah experience the highest population growth in 2017
Arizona was the nation’s sixth fastest-growing state in 2017. Arizona’s population increased 1.6 percent to 7.4 million from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s national and state population estimates released Dec. 20. Idaho was the nation’s fastest-growing state with 1.7 million.
Construction has begun at the Hermit Road interchange to resurface and improve the Hermit Road and Village Loop intersection.
Coconino County Sheriff Office is wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season and reminds the public officers will be patrolling 24 hours a day seven days a week to keep our communities safe.
On Dec. 20, a private Colorado river trip participating in a day hike up the Monument Creek drainage discovered human remains.
A man accused of robbing two women at knifepoint on Dec. 17 crashed his car and then fell down an embankment, struck his head on a rock, and was taken to a Phoenix-area hospital.
Around the Canyon: Week of Dec. 20
A blanket of crisp, white snow covered canyon country on Christmas morning last year, but the National Weather Service is predicting a cold, but snow-less, holiday in 2017.
What a wonderful time of year! The holiday season is upon Grand Canyon School and all its inhabitants — students, teachers, paraprofessionals, office and maintenance staff.
A history of Christmas classics: Interesting facts behind favorites “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story”
Holiday movies have a way of making audiences laugh and cry while inspiring those warm and fuzzy feelings that perfectly complement the season of family and giving.
Winter winds are howling and Christmas is on the way, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning next summer’s road trip or family vacation.
While the holidays are a festive time to enjoy those nearest and dearest, between the driving, decorating and cooking, it also can be a time when people are more prone to accidents.
Grand Canyon Christmas memories 2017.
Four Play is the first half winner.
You can never have too many chances to see Santa before he finalizes his nice/naughty list.
STILO Development USA’s 8th annual Christmas party takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 17 at the Best Western Squire Inn Navajo Room.
Around the Canyon: Week of Dec. 13
Fire managers will take advantage of continued warm, dry weather conditions over the next several weeks and may initiate additional prescribed fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
According to Feeding America, about 41 million people are struggling with hunger in the United States alone, including about 13 million children.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is investigating the poaching of a bull elk, which occurred the evening of Dec. 3.
As winter approaches in northern Arizona, the Arizona Department of Transportation will close State Route 67 between Jacob Lake and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park Dec. 5.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is offering up to $8,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of yet another suspected poacher.
Around the Canyon: Week of Dec. 6
North Zone Fire managers plan to initiate prescribed fire operations on a small 50-acre strip of land adjacent to the campground at Jacob Lake. Weather conditions are forecasted to be within prescriptive parameters.
In response to public requests, the National Park Service (NPS) has extended the scoping public comment period for the Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Environmental Assessment from Dec. 15, 2017, to Jan. 5, 2018.
The National Park Service has extended the public comment periods for proposed peak-season entrance fees at 17 national parks and revised fees for road-based commercial tours and will accept comments until Dec. 22, 2017.
Kaibab National Forest offers self-serve alternative with Christmas tree cutting permits
Thanks to the decade-old recession of 2007-2008, live Christmas tree prices could climb as much as 25 percent this year.
Grand Canyon students participated in the school’s annual turkey trot for a chance to win a Thanksgiving bird and pumpkin pie Dec. 16.
As the year winds down, so will much of the fire management activity on the Kaibab National Forest and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
A cozy list of holiday events for the whole family.
Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 29
The National Audubon Society will hold its annual Christmas bird count for the Grand Canyon Dec. 17. The activity is free and open to the public.
A review of the 2012-2016 period of the California condor reintroduction program in northern Arizona and southern Utah is complete.
Grand Canyon students, along with their coaches and families, participate in the annual Girls on the Run program, culminating in a 5K run Nov. 11 at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff.
Seven-time world champion hoop dancer Derrick Suwaima Davis, who is Choctaw and Hopi, performs a traditional hoop dance at Grand Canyon’s annual Native American Heritage Month celebration Nov. 9.
First and foremost, thank you Tusayan voters for voting and caring for the Tusayan/Grand Canyon area.
Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 22