Entries by Tia Jones

Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 2nd 2017

Moving company: Arizona second-most popular for 2016 relocation Whether it’s for a new job, family or a fresh start, many people moved to new states in 2016, and many of them came to the Grand Canyon State. Source:  www.12news.com Get the Full Story Reasons to Go See the Grand Canyon at Night. Now. At night, […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 26th 2016

How rescuers found Karen Klein, the woman who trekked 26 miles in the snow through the Grand Canyon The snow was at least 3 feet deep and still falling when Tracy Glover and two other men came upon the fee booth at the North Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon. Source:  www.latimes.com Get the Full […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 19th 2016

Searchers rescue family stranded in snow near Grand Canyon Search crews have rescued a Pennsylvania family that got stranded in the snow on a forest road in northern Arizona while trying to reach the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is closed for winter. Source:  www.usatoday.com Get the Full Story National park photo ops: […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 12th 2016

Las Vegas family helps Grand Canyon hit visitation milestone Grand Canyon National Park has broken the 6 million mark in annual visitation for the first time, and it was a family from Las Vegas that put the national park over the top. Source:  www.reviewjournal.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon hits 6 million visitors, setting […]


Prescribed Burning to Take Place at Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park is taking advantage of the favorable weather forecast to initiate controlled, prescribed burns at the North Rim. The “Bright Angel Prescribed Fire,” as it’s called, will occur in a 387-acre area in a ponderosa pine/mixed conifer forest just outside the archaeological areas and historical sites by the North Rim. These controlled […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 5th 2016

Ride along the Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express One of the most magical holiday experiences available in Arizona is a trip to the Polar Express in Williams near Flagstaff. Source:  www.12news.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon perfect escape from hectic holiday season With the holidays upon us, many of us find our stress reaching […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Nov 28th 2016

Gayle King Dishes on Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Year of Adventure’ and Hiking the Grand Canyon Winfrey actually tackled her first adventure of the new year a little early by hiking the Grand Canyon with King and longtime boyfriend Stedman Graham. Source: www.etonline.com Get the Full Story The most Instagrammed places in California and around the country […]


Snapbot Sighted at Grand Canyon National Park

Visitors of the Grand Canyon  have another souvenir to purchase. A Snapbot Spectacle vending machine had landed just outside Grand Canyon National Park. These Spectacles allow patrons to look at the sights in a different light along their Grand Canyon tour. These “Snapbots” are vending machines for a new wearable tech called “Snapchat Spectacles.” These […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Nov 14th 2016

Spectacle-selling Snapbot deployed at the Grand Canyon Not even 24 hours after we got the last Snapchat Spectacle vending machine location, there’s a new one: near the Grand Canyon in Arizona, closest to the small town of Meadview. The new spot is striking distance from Las Vegas, and should provide a beautiful road trip for […]


Rappelling Down to Clean Up the Grand Canyon

With over five million visitors walking through the Grand Canyon trails, a sizeable amount of litter and trash is expected. Usually it’s due to the Grand Canyon weather blowing light trash off the rims of garbage cans, hats blown off heads, and other items that were accidentally dropped. While there are volunteer groups that clean […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 10th 2016

Navajo Council Opposes the Grand Canyon Tram On October 10th, the Navajo Nation Law & Order Committee unanimously voiced their opposition to the developing a tram in the Grand Canyon. Source:  www.americanrivers.org Get the Full Story Annual Trunk or Treat kicks off holidays Oct. 31 Tusayan business owners are encouraging the community to dress up […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 3rd 2016

Behind the Scenes of Jim Walmsley’s Record-Setting Grand Canyon Run This past Tuesday, Walmsley shattered Rob Krar’s record for the double-crossing of the Grand Canyon—or, as it’s called, Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim. Source:  www.outsideonline.com Get the Full Story Inside the Grand Canyon’s secret underground hotel room The Grand Canyon, Arizona’s magnificent yawning chasm, tops many a traveller’s wishlist […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Sept 26th 2016

New Snowbowl lift to offer Grand Canyon views A new chairlift at Arizona Snowbowl is giving the ski resort a whole new perspective. Source:  www.12.news.com Get the Full Story Fall colors peek through at Grand Canyon’s North Rim 2016 Walking along the Arizona Trail north of the Eat Rim viewpoint trailhead. Source: Get the Full […]


National Geographic Visitor Center’s 2016 #PointstoPonder Photo Contest Entrants

In case you didn’t know, we had our first #PointstoPonder Photo Contest this year where we gave away $250. Entrants were asked to upload their best Grand Canyon  lookout point.  Well, we think it’s only fair to showcase all photos submitted here on our National Geographic Visitor Center’s blog. Thanks again to everyone who took […]