Entries by Tia Jones

Hiker Mistakes that Can Ruin your Grand Canyon Vacation… or Worse

Updated Feb 24, 2020 The Grand Canyon is visited by thousands of tourists every year because of the beauty of the natural wonder. However, the Grand Canyon also poses risks despite numerous safety measures. The Arizona Daily Sun reported that 55 people have fallen into the canyon. However, dying from dehydration or heat exhaustion is […]

Grand Canyon: The Best Times to Visit, The Worst Times to Visit

There’s a reason why the Grand Canyon attracts over six million visitors every year. The Grand Canyon has a beautiful natural landscape and offers quality camping, fun rafting, and several other activities that make for memorable vacations. However, if you plan on taking a trip out to visit the Canyon, you’ll want to make the […]

5 Things You Need to Know About the Grand Canyon

Updated Feb 24, 2020 Everyone knows that the Grand Canyon is one of the biggest naturally-occurring geological phenomena to ever grace the planet, but if you’re planning on visiting the canyon yourself, a little bit of extra information on the canyon can come in handy. Knowing your Grand Canyon facts can significantly enhance your enjoyment […]

Bald Eagle is Celebrated by Finding a New Home Near the Grand Canyon on Veterans Day

The Bald Eagles are revered for their strength, their beauty, and their power, which is part of why they became America’s National Bird. The Grand Canyon is another gorgeous and powerful representation of America and with the newest inductee to the wildlife park near the Grand Canyon, these two powerful entities are uniting. Vernon, the […]

Big, hairy, Bear Crowned Queen of Fat Bear Week

The week of October 7 th proved to be another big, hairy, bear of a competition for theannual wildlife title: Katmai National Park’s Fat Bear Week. Yet, after reviewing thefootage, a clear winner emerged victorious…and folks, it is a Momma Bear the Alaskanpark community has met before. The 2019 Queen Fat Bear 435 was awarded […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 14, 2019

Hydro company proposes to dam Little Colorado River east of Grand Canyon The Little Colorado River cuts across the northeast corner of Arizona, emptying its waters into the much-larger Colorado River after a more than 330-mile journey. Source: www.latimes.comGet the Full Story 1930s murals inside Grand Canyon watchtower are restored A project to conserve murals […]

Four Captive-Bred California Condors released at Vermilion Cliffs

September 28 th, 2019 marked the spoils of a twenty-three-year-long rescue mission.This was the day when more than six-hundred people met in a remote portion ofVermilion Cliffs National Monument to witness the release of four captive-bred Californiacondors. In the year 1982, the California condors were dwindling dangerously close to extinction.At that time, there were only […]

Grand Canyon Watchtower Murals Completed by Conservationists After 4 Years

Four long years have passed but finally, conservationists have completed their project to rehabilitatefive floors of murals in a Grand Canyon National Park watchtower. These murals were originally createdin 1932 in the seventy-foot Desert View Watchtower. The eight decades that passed before therestoration project began took its toll on the murals. The passing of time […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 1, 2019

Grand Canyon is the Dark Sky Place of the Year. Here’s why that’s big Grand Canyon National Park has been named Dark Sky Place of the Year by the International Dark-Sky Association. The park earned Dark Sky status in June after a six-year effort to replace nearly 3,500 light fixtures and perform other updates in […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Sept 23, 2019

North Rim at Grand Canyon begins reducing services for winter Arizona’s most popular tourist attraction, the Grand Canyon, will start shutting down some services at the North Rim in two weeks, ahead of changes in weather. Source: www.ktar.comGet the Full Story Environmentalists concerned about two dam proposals near Grand Canyon A Phoenix-based company has proposed […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Sept 16, 2019

Water pump replacement project to begin Monday in Grand Canyon Beginning on Sept. 23 and running through May 2020, the city will be replacing two water pumps at the Indian Garden. Source: kttar.comGet the Full Story Havasupai Work To Bridge Digital Divide In Grand CanyonNestled among turquoise blue waterfalls and cottonwood trees the tiny Havasupai […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Sept 9, 2019

Enter for the chance to win a Grand Canyon adventureWe’re celebrating the Grand Canyon’s 100th anniversary and you could win a special trip for you and a guest to the national park! Enter below for the chance to win. Source: www.usatoday.com Get the Full Story Electric vehicle chargers at Grand Canyon reduce ‘range anxiety’Electric vehicle […]

Win a Trip to the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is celebrating its 100 th Anniversary. To commemorate a century ofwelcoming guests to the park, Xanterra Travel Collection is giving away a special trip fortwo to the national park! The chosen winner and their guest will be flown into Las Vegas, Nevada and receive arental car that will start their adventures. The […]