If you are looking forward to traveling to Grand Canyon in 2023, there are some important days to take into account. Either for the potential savings or for the potential additional crowds at the park. The National Park Service has announced that Grand Canyon admission fees will be waived 5 days in 2023. That means […]
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On June 4th, the Grand Canyon Visitor Center hosted a reunion for the cast and crew of the iconic 1984 Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets movie beloved by tourists around the world. It was cleverly referred to as a “Reelunion” in honour of the increasingly rare 70mm film on which the movie still plays. The […]
Coming into the Memorial Day long weekend where additional traffic and overall visitation is high, the Grand Canyon National Park is implementing additional fire restrictions as dry hot weather has increased wildfire potential across the area including Grand Canyon South Rim, home to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and IMAX Theatre. Care should always be […]
Great news for those looking for a convenient way to enter the Grand Canyon National Park that bypasses long lines at the Grand Canyon South Rim gates. After some time being out of commission, the Tusayan Route Shuttle Bus “Park and Ride” begins operating May 28. The shuttle offers bus service between the Grand Canyon […]
The Grand Canyon South Rim is well known as the definitive Grand Canyon vacation destination for those looking for a life changing experience. The lesser known and lesser visited Grand Canyon North Rim has a shorter season but still has its charms. For one, it captures about only 10% of Grand Canyon visitors so it […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Luxury Eco-resort BACKLAND is Now Accepting Reservations Backland, a luxury camping and eco lodging provider best known for its signature tented suites, is now accepting bookings for the summer in late July this year. The team at Backland is pleased to announce that reservations for stays from July 28, 2022 onwards, are […]
If your budget is tight but you’re excited to get some travel in and check Grand Canyon off your bucket list this year then you have a few days to target. The National Park Service has announced that Grand Canyon admission fees will be waived 5 days in 2022. That means you gain access to […]
The Grand Canyon North Rim is open from dawn-to-dusk day use only in November. The Grand Canyon Lodge, North Rim Visitor Center, and campground are currently closed for the winter. They will reopen on May 15, 2022. Visiting the North Rim in November requires planning and an understanding that services are limited. Visitors should bring […]
A recent poll was conducted and found that just 38% of Americans knew that Grand Canyon was located in Arizona. The licence plate slogan “The Grand Canyon State” doesn’t seem to be doing a good job educating the location. The Grand Canyon Visitor Center needs to do a better job too! The same poll also […]
” If there is a point to being in the Grand Canyon, it is not to rush but to linger, suspended in a blue-and-amber haze of in-between-ness, for as long as one possibly can. To float, to drift, savoring the pulse of the river on its odyssey through the canyon, and above all, to postpone […]
Updated April 9, 2021 How old is the Grand Canyon? For nearly 150 years, experts have been debating about the age of the Grand Canyon: It’s old! It’s young!
Visitors will be able to enter the Grand Canyon National Park from the East Entrance starting April 8, 2021. Park officials, working with tribal and state officials, stakeholders and community leaders, announced the reopening of the Park’s east entrance gate. The east entrance, along Arizona State Highway (Hwy) 64, has been closed since April 1, 2020. The […]
Grand Canyon in the Summer Looking for a new destination for your summer travels? Consider adding the Grand Canyon to your adventure list! This geological wonder is ideal for both families and thrill-seekers alike; take in stunning, panoramic vistas or experience the canyon from a bird’s eye view and witness its beauty via flight. The […]
Updated Oct 22, 2021 Words can’t do the Grand Canyon justice, and even the most seasoned of Grand Canyon visitors haven’t taken in all this amazing national park has to offer. The iconic view found at the South Rim overlook is just the tip of the iceberg, and the deepest secrets of the Grand Canyon […]
There are some places which beg further scrutiny, however inconspicuous they may seem. The Grand Canyon is a place filled with allure and mystique, and is home to many such attractions. So, the next time you plan to tour Grand Canyon, be sure to take in these sights.
Updated Feb 24, 2020 Ever wondered why mules are used for trips down to the Grand Canyon and not horses? Ever since we embarked on that much anticipated and recommended Grand Canyon mule tour that took us deep into the Canyon depths, we’ve seen the Mule in a different light. Thousands of years ago, in […]
Updated Feb 24, 2020 A room with a view. A view to die for. A bird’s eye view. Different point-of-view. For your viewing pleasure – That’s a lot of views up there. But which one is the best? How about combining them all into one?
Updated Feb 24, 2020 The Grand Canyon is just that…‘Grand’ and sometimes overwhelming in its magnitude. Looking for some local perspective on how to make the most of your short visit to the Grand Canyon?
Each year, more than 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon which consists of the South Rim and the North Rim. Most people see this majestic wonder from its South Rim.
Updated Feb 24, 2020 Live vicariously through these visual masterpieces & explore the canyon from the comfort of your living room.
The Grand Canyon features a diverse and majestic geological extravaganza. It stretches for 277 miles, measures from four to 18 miles in width, and averages a mile in depth.
Updated Feb 24, 2020 Tips for Visiting the Grand Canyon The Visiting Center is where your Grand Canyon adventure begins – both on and offline. We’re here to equip guests with all the information they need to enhance their experience and get the very most out of their time at this famous landmark. The Grand […]
Updated Feb 24, 2020 Some people walk a thin line 1,500 feet above the Grand Canyon, others swing 1,300 feet above the Colorado River on the Grand Canyon Swing. They all have one thing in common: they are thrill-seekers by nature.
Updated Feb 24, 2020 Visitors at Grand Canyon National Park will soon be able to take a shuttle between the park and the nearby community of Tusayan. The National Park Service says the shuttle bus service will start runs on the route on March 1, 2020. Attracting over 5 million visitors a year, the Grand […]