National Park Service Hires Software Company to Help Track Emergency Medical Data

It's good to know that the National Park Service has hired a software company to track data related to search-and-rescue incidents. Let's just hope their work is a little more accurate than their press release.

Man Dies in Fall From South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park are trying to determine how a man fell 200 feet to his death from the South Rim near Mather Point.

Parking and Traffic Changes Will Ease Congestion at Grand Canyon National Park

Mather Point
Big changes in roads, parking and other facilities are nearing completion on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The result should be a much-improved visitor experience, beginning this month. The real payoff will come with next summer's crowds.

Road Access To North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park To Close Monday, November 30

Years ago there was a lodge on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon just outside the national park's boundaries. It would operate through the winter as a cross-country ski resort. Sadly, it's no longer in operation, and its snowcat rides to the North Rim are a thing of the past as well. Which means that after Monday, if you want to gaze into the canyon before next spring you'll have to walk or ski there, as road access is closing down.

Pay Attention: Rules Are Changing For Getting Backpacking Permits at Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park long has run its backpacking permit operation with a four-month lead time. In other words, you could walk into the backcountry office on February 1 and ask for a permit for a date in June and receive it. Well, the rules are changing friends.

National Park Mystery Spot 5 Revealed: You’ll Find It At the Bottom of the Grand Canyon

Were you able to solve yesterday’s mystery spot quiz?

This Time, the SPOT Alert Was Real, Leading Grand Canyon National Park Rangers to Man With Broken Leg

This time the signal from SPOT really was sent seeking aid with a medical emergency, alerting Grand Canyon National Park rangers to a man with a fractured leg deep in the canyon.

National Park Mystery Spot 5: A Jenny May Take you There

Lots of very tired people have been very happy to arrive at this place. Can you identify it with just a few clues?

Lawsuit Aims to Halt Uranium Mine Near Grand Canyon National Park

A group has gone to court to halt the development of a uranium mine within 10 miles of Grand Canyon National Park. Filed on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, the Grand Canyon Trust, and the Sierra Club, the lawsuit claims the U.S. Bureau of Land Management failed to update environmental reviews and mining plans before approving the project.
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Trail Repairs and Roof Work Among Recovery Act Projects At Grand Canyon National Park

An influx of federal dollars through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is helping Grand Canyon National Park crews repair trails and put new roofs on aging structures.