Entries by Tia Jones

Grand Canyon News Week of Apr 3, 2017

Beyoncé Reminds Us All Why the Grand Canyon Is One of America’s Best Travel Destinations Beyoncé shared a series of images of the couple’s trip to the Grand Canyon. Source:  www.vogue.com Get the Full Story Colorado River Trail in Grand Canyon Reopens to Foot Traffic The Colorado River Trail in Grand Canyon National Park is […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 27, 2017

Woman who survived 5 days alone near the Grand Canyon reunites with first responders who rescued her Amber VanHecke, a 24-year-old college student from Denton, Texas, was sightseeing by herself near the southern rim of the Grand Canyon when her GPS instructed her to make a wrong tur Source:  www.abcnews.com Get the Full Story Many […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 20, 2017

Texas student stranded at Grand Canyon reveals ‘dumb’ decision she made A North Texas college student stranded near the Grand Canyon for five days shared with FOX4 the remarkable story of how she survived. Source: www.foxnews.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon Closing Area for Work for Rockslide Damage Grand Canyon visitors will face daily […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 13, 2017

MLB Dodger Justin Turner proposes to girlfriend at the Grand Canyon MLB stars have come up with some pretty elaborate ways to pop the question in recent years. Mike Trout took to the skies. Elvis Andrus laid out approximately four tons of roses. Sean Doolittle enlisted the help of no less a musical luminary than […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 6, 2017

Careful: It’s icy at the Grand Canyon (and crowded) Folks at Grand Canyon National Park shared some harrowing photos that show the potential dangers of the canyon this time of year in vivid detail. Source: www.usatoday.com Get the Full Story Arizona home to 3 national parks on ‘Most Deadly’ list As much beauty as the […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 27, 2017

From Climbing Everest To Kayaking The Grand Canyon, Blind Adventurer Finds ‘No Barriers’ In 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. But he didn’t rest on his laurels. Source:  www.wbur.org Get the Full Story 9 Trips in 34 Years Down the Grand Canyon, All in One Book […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 20th 2017

Teaser: US Team Attempts Grand Canyon Rafting Record The impressive attempt was captured on film and will be screened exclusively at select REI locations and breweries ahead of a wider March 13 release. Source:  www.gearjunkie.com Get the Full Story Wilson establishes Grand Canyon as a national park, Feb. 26, 1919 President Woodrow Wilson signed into […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 13th 2017

Tweet at Your Own Risk If you deliberately tweet or post “alternative facts” about someone, they may have a strong case for libel. Source:  https://www.entrepreneur.com Get the Full Story Bolingbroke man conquers Grand Canyon for late friend Tim had no pulse and no respiration but through heroic efforts of fellow expedition members, he was revived […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 6th 2017

Caught on video: Utah man survives 90-foot fall in Grand Canyon Nick Smith from “Seldom Seen Adventures” fell in Soap Creek Canyon in the Grand Canyon. Source:  www.fox13now.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon National Park 2017 annual passes available Online lottery for 2018 non-commercial river trips available until Feb. 22 Source: www.grandcanyonnews.com Get the […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 30th 2017

National parks can hire for summer, despite Trump freeze Will Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite and other national parks be closed to visitors this summer? Source:  www.cnn.com Get the Full Story My Office Is the Grand Canyon. Mic Drop Elk sightings and waterfall hikes are all part of a day’s work for Grand Canyon park ranger […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 23rd 2017

Sticking to paved roads is the safest way to go When a highway closes or you’re just looking for possible routes, it’s natural to consult a navigation app or GPS unit. Source:  www.wmicentral.com Get the Full Story A week later, snow impact still evident in northern Arizona A week after heavy snow hit Arizona’s high […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 16th 2017

Kaibab National Forest encourages visitors to participate in year-long biodiversity study Visitors can use their smartphone to capture a photo of any plant or animal and share them on the free online platform “Kaibab NF 2017 Citizen Science Project” via iNaturalist.org. Source:  www.grandcanyonnews.com Get the Full Story It’ll cost more to hike to Havasupai Falls […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 9th 2017

Snowbowl’s New Chairlift Offering Views, Speed The opening celebration for the Grand Canyon Express lift, Arizona’s first six-person chairlift, was held on Saturday, Dec. 10. Source:  www.flagstaffbusinessnews.com Get the Full Story This Day In History: The Grand Canyon becomes a national monument On Wednesday the Grand Canyon celebrates 109 years as a national monument. Source:  […]


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 […]