Entries by Tia Jones

Revisiting Nik Wallenda’s Grand Canyon Walk

June 23, 2013 marked a day of accomplishment for Nik Wallenda. For, that was the day, six years ago, that Wallenda recorded his Grand Canyon walk video. In the video, Wallenda crossed a 1,400 foot span of Little Colorado Gorge, 1,500 feet above the ground, with nothing between him and the canyon floor but a two-inch wire. […]

6 Family Friendly Activities at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim

Traveling with kids puts families in an interesting position. While most parents want to give their children experiences, they will never forget, if they’re being honest with themselves, going anywhere with kids can be difficult. Let alone, going to Grand Canyon National Park where your primary goal is to keep your children away from the gigantic […]

Maswick South Builds New Lodging Options for Travelers

Out with the old and in with the new… That seems like an idiom that is echoed throughout every aspect of our society. Yet, sometimes, for safety, age, and even aesthetics, having fresh options can be a good thing. At least, that is the common theme coming from the Maswik South lodging complex as the […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 18, 2019

A view of the Grand Canyon from space Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Grand Canyon surrounded by snow in northern Arizona. Source: www.earth.comGet the Full Story First female Grand Canyon Nation Park superintendent resigns after bogus-sounding investigationThe first openly gay female superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has resigned […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 11, 2019

Nature up close: A Grand Canyon geology lesson The thing that makes it geologically awesome is that as you walk down it, especially from the higher north side, you are literally walking through two billion years of geological history. Source: www.cbsnews.com Get the Full Storyhttp:// https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nature-up-close-a-grand-canyon-geology-lesson/ National Park Service: New readings show radiation scare at […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 4, 2019

Gay old closing time – Flintstones theme park near the Grand Canyon The classic American roadside tourist attraction had been serving Bronto Burgers and Dino Dogs since 1972 Source: www.scmp.com Get the Full Story The most popular national parks, from the Grand Canyon to Acadia Could you name the most popular National Parks if asked? […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 25, 2019

The 103-year-old Grand Canyon junior ranger who’s older than the park itself Rose Torphy has had a large life. At 103 she has just become the oldest-ever junior park ranger at the Grand Canyon National Park — Source: www.sltrib.comGet the Full Story As Grand Canyon National Park turns 100, two friends hike the entire length […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 18, 2019

The Iron Horse once again gallops to the Grand Canyon Grand Canyon Railway announces 2019 Steam Engine schedule Source: www.williamsnews.com Get the Full Story https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/feb/19/iron-horse-once-again-gallops-grand-canyon/ Grand Canyon tourists exposed for years to radiation in museum building For nearly two decades at the Grand Canyon, tourists, employees, and children on tours passed by three paint buckets […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 11, 2019

Bald eagle web cam captures real-time drama of survival Bald eagles are nesting at Lake Pleasant north of Phoenix, and thanks to the Arizona Game & Fish Department, you can observe one pair of parents-to-be through a live webcam. Source: www.williamsnews.com Get the Full Story Plan calls for free entry for vets at Arizona state […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 4, 2019

New Grand Canyon Aeronautical Chart Coming The current chart’s inconsistencies that have emerged over time range from airport elevations that have been adjusted since 2001 to updated airport runway lengths and radio frequencies, and navaids of different type and location than those charted. Source: www.aopa.org Get the Full Story Exploring The Grand Canyon, Through Maps […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 28, 2019

How Arizona national parks survived the longest government shutdown in U.S. history Despite the partial federal government shutdown, which ended Jan. 25, for most visitors, the closure didn’t affect their experience. Source: www.bizjournals.com Get the Full Story Havasupai falls hike permits nearly sold out for 2019 Permits went on sale at 8 a.m. Arizona time […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 21, 2019

WATCH: Top 10 amazing facts about the Grand Canyon Did you also know that for $900 a night, you can stay in the Underground Cave Suite in the Grand Canyon. Source: www.canoe.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon, other parks to resume full operations as shutdown ends Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 14, 2019

25 Things Nobody Can Explain About The Grand Canyon Here are 25 amazing things about the grand canyon that will help fuel wanderlust and get it to the top of many ‘must visit’ locations in America. Source: www.thetravel.com Get the Full Story Trump’s CLimate Change Policies Are Threatening Wildlife in US National Parks The Trump […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 7, 2019

Grand Canyon National Park celebrates centennial in 2019 The first European American who reached the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon marveled at what was before him: an astounding system of canyons, profound fissures and slender spires that seemingly tottered from their bases. Source: www.GrandCanyonNews.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon West remains open during […]

Closed road to east entrance of Grand Canyon park

A section of the road that connects Williams and Cameron to the Grand Canyon Park east entrance is shut down due to the snow and storms that is passing over northern Arizona Monday. David Woodfill, Arizona Department of Transportation spokesperson, confirmed that the New Year’s Eve storm caused the closure of the road between milepost […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 31, 2018

Stunning pictures show Grand Canyon blanketed in snow Stunning pictures show snow on the Grand Canyon as the west of the US saw unusually cold temperatures at the start of 2019. Source: www.independent.ie Get the Full Story Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years as a national park The Grand Canyon is celebrating 100 years as a […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 24, 2018

Preparing for the worst: technical rescue training on the South Rim An artificial high directional (tripod) is utilized on the upper edge during a technical rescue training on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park Dec. 13. Source: www.grandcanyonnews.com Get the Full Story Here’s how much it’s costing Arizona to keep Grand Canyon open […]

National Parks Open During the Holiday

As the nation enters the holiday weekend under a federal government shutdown, many of its most popular national parks and attractions will either be closed or partially closed. The National Park Service (NPS) warned that its website—usually filled with up-to-date information—“will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions.” “Some national parks may remain […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 17, 2018

Grand Canyon National Park to remain open regardless of potential government shutdown Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is offering assurances to people planning to visit Grand Canyon National Park, saying it will remain open regardless of whether there is a federal government partial shutdown. Source: www.fox10phoenix.com Get the Full Story Record number of endangered wolves found […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 9, 2018

The Most Googled Travel Destinations of 2018 We’ve called out tons of emerging destinations and hot travel trends over the course of 2018. But which places were the Googling masses obsessed with this year? Source: www.cntraveler.com Get the Full Story https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/most-googled-travel-destinations-of-2018 What It Takes to Hike the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim What the new data says […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 3, 2018

The Ultimate Grand Canyon Travel Guide Grand Canyon National Park is turning 100 in 2019. Here’s how to make the most out of a visit, from hiking to boating to biking to camping and so much more. Source: www.outsideonline.com Get the Full Story A Grand Canyon Christmas If you’re looking to chase away a case […]