Grand Canyon National Park

Around The Parks: A Blurring Of National Park Lines

Around the country, as the partial government shutdown moves into its second week, taxpayers angry with the closure of national parks are showing their disgust through civil disobedience, mockery, and anger directed at the National Park Service.

Beached Colorado River Runners Gain Refunds, Choice Of Launch Dates Down The Road

Though it won't be an immediate help to those Colorado River runners beached at Lees Ferry by the shutdown of the National Park System, the National Park Service will refund their permit fees and give them a choice of launch dates in the years to come.

Around The Shutdown: Lodging Blues, Apologize To The Ranger, Oil Keeps Flowing

As the partial shutdown of the federal government moved past its third day, the National Park System remained closed, but news surrounding the parks didn't end. A glance around the system shows hard times for lodging concessions, a particularly outspoken congressman, and ongoing energy production in some parks.

Google Maps "Street View" Coming To The National Parks

Google Maps has become a useful electronic option to paper maps for many people, and one feature of that site—"Street View"—allows users to see a ground-level, 360 degree photographic view of many locations around the world. Now that service is adding parts of some national parks, including the Grand Canyon and even one rather surprising location that lies beneath the ground.

How Has Closure Of The National Park System Impacted You?

There are the obvious impacts tied to the closure of the National Park System due to the partial government shutdown: guests forced to leave the parks, gateway communities losing business, concessions operations in flux.

Traveler's View: The Arrogance Of Congress

The arrogance of Congress is withering and shameful.

With Debt Ceiling Approaching, How Will National Park Service React To Congressional Gridlock?

With the clock, and the calendar, ticking closer to congressional gridlock over the country's debt ceiling, how might the National Park Service react if October 1 arrives without an increase in the ceiling?

Touring Grand Canyon National Park: Take It Sitting Down

The Grand Canyon has a new taxi service. It’s totally green and only for off-road touring. Like a New York cabby, these guys have a no-nonsense attitude, occasionally talk back, and are famously stubborn, but the resemblance ends there.

A View From The Overlook: A Tale Of Two Rivers, Part I

There is a thread of commonality in the Colorado River as it flows through the Grand Canyon, and the Potomac River as it flows into Washington, D.C. It revolves around preservation.

Facilities On North Rim Of Grand Canyon National Park To Begin Closing In October

While you'll be able to visit the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park beyond mid-October, weather permitting, many of the visitor services and facilities will begin closing for the winter on October 15.

El Tovar Hotel At Grand Canyon National Park To Get A Little Makeover Early Next Year

Even grand dames need an occasional sprucing up, and that's why the iconic El Tovar Hotel on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will be closed for three months beginning January 2, 2014.

Obama Administration Urged By NPCA To Close Loopholes That Prevent Clean Air Over Parks

Unless things change, it will take centuries for many national parks to have truly clean air, according to the National Parks Conservation Association, which wants the Obama administration to close loopholes that stand in the way of improving air quality.

Heavy Rains Hard On Grand Canyon National Park Trails

Heavy rains that have been falling on the Southwest in recent days are creating problems with some sections of trail in Grand Canyon National Park.

Photography In The National Parks: Capturing The Fall

As the harbinger of winter, the autumn season brings a sense of peace and introspection with its quiet isolation, broken only by the occasional haunting call of a bull elk. Crowds are fewer and dispersed. Colors are saturated. The air is clear and crisp. It’s these elements combined together that make fall my favorite season for photography.

Learn About Past Figures Prominent In The History Of The Grand Canyon

Behind Grand Canyon's stunning landscape there are stories of people who lived off the land, explored, mined, and exploited it, raised a family and business, and fought to protect it for future generations.

USGS Geologist Honored For Contributions To Better Understanding The Grand Canyon

A research geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey has been honored by the Geological Society of America for work that helps explain how and when the Grand Canyon and the lower Colorado River took their present form.

Updated: Colorado River Guide Hit By Lightning In Bottom Of Grand Canyon

You wouldn't think with walls rising roughly a mile above you on either side that you'd get struck by lightning. But that happened the other day to a Colorado River guide in the bottom of Grand Canyon National Park.

Heat Possibly Played Role In Death Of Grand Canyon National Park Hiker

With an extended heat wave baking the West, generating temperatures above 100 degrees in many national parks, Grand Canyon National Park officials are investigating whether the heat played a role in the death of a hiker on trhe South Kaibab Trail.

Reader Participation Day: What Tops Your National Park Bucket List?

If costs and scheduling didn't get in the way, what would be the national park trip that would top your bucket list? Want to float the Colorado through Grand Canyon National Park, or climb Mount McKinley in Denali?

Dining In The Parks: Healthy Parks, Healthy People

Seared ahi tuna with pickled watermelon and a splash of chipotle lime vinaigrette. Scottish salmon tostadas. Bison ribeye. Fish tacos with sustainably sourced seabass. These are some of the entrées you can find in national parks these days, and they’re not the result of the National Park Service’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People initiative and its food guidelines for concessionaires.

Photography In The National Parks: How About A Little HDR?

I must be honest and admit that I am on the fence regarding HDR. When done well, an HDR image is rich with color, depth, and detail. When not done well, an HDR image is a bizarre, over-edited scene. So why on earth would I write an article about something for which I don’t always care? Read on.

Democratic Congressman Laments Impact Of Budget Sequestration On National Parks

Just ahead of the Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional kickoff to summer, a Democratic congressman has released a report pointing to how the budget sequestration has impacted the National Park System, citing reduced search-and-rescue capabilities in some parks to dirtier restrooms in others.

Essential Friends + Gateways: Let The Grand Canyon Association Introduce You To Grand Canyon National Park

First-timers to the Grand Canyon can quickly be overwhelmed, and not just by the depth and breadth of this world famous canyon. Where do you begin to explore this wondrous landscape? While the National Park Service provides a good foundation of interpretive materials, it lacks the staff and resources to develop the robust array of materials that the Grand Canyon Association does.

Grand Canyon National Park Quarter Collection

$5.95

Grand Canyon National Park Quarter Collection

Many of the nation's collectors and American history enthusiasts seek the added value of a pristine uncirculated quarter from each mint. As circulated quarters continue to be difficult to find, these collections will become a premium item. These collections feature both a P and D minted quarter affixed to a 5"x5" tri-fold card packed with interesting information, fascinating history and vibrant images. These collections make the entire series fit seamlessly together creating a comprehensive and valuable treasure for families and collectors alike. The Grand Canyon National Park Quarter includes a striking image of the granaries, used by native peoples for storing foods and seeds, overlooking the Nankoweap Delta in Marble Canyon near the Colorado River. Grand Canyon National Park was established in 1893 and is the fourth quarter of 2010. The quarter will proudly display a depiction of Grand Canyon National Park and is part of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

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Grand Canyon National Park AZ Coin & Stamp

$12.95

Grand Canyon National Park AZ Coin & Stamp

This brilliant item showcases an uncirculated 2010 National Parks Quarter along with the vintage unused postage stamp featuring Grand Canyon National Park. The colorful insert highlights this beautiful park and includes interesting facts and other educational features. The 4 x 6 inch hard acrylic case secures and protects the coin and postage stamp. The Grand Canyon National Park Quarter is part of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program TM, and is the fourth quarter in the series. The park was established in 1893 and the quarter design proudly displays a striking image of the granaries, used by native peoples for storing foods and seeds, overlooking the Nankoweap Delta in Marble Canyon near the Colorado River. Actual stamp may vary based on availability.

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Photography In The National Parks: Made For Monochrome

Color photographs are the mainstay of the national park traveler, but black and white has its role in the parks, too.

Humpback Chub Being Released Into Colorado River Tributaries At Grand Canyon National Park

Silver is being dumped into tributaries of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, silver in the form of juvenile humpback chub.

Secret Sleeps, Tips For Snagging A National Park Campsite This Summer

There is nothing as traditional as camping out in the national parks for summer vacation. Reserving a campsite on www.recreation.gov can lock in a site long before you hit the road, but sometimes you just don’t get around to doing that. So what to do?

Dedication Ceremony For New Bright Angel Trailhead At Grand Canyon National Park On May 18

Hikers who are beginning or ending a trip on the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park can soon do so in a much more pleasant and attractive setting. A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for a new trailhead at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith (Ember Press) Dick Griffith might not be the last great American adventurer, but if such a tally is ever made he certainly deserves a place in the top two or three. For more than six decades, Mr. Griffith has been exploring wild and rugged corners of the world, and on the cusp of 86 he's still not finished.
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