Entries by Tia Jones

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 […]

Getting ready for technical rescue training at Grand Canyon’s South Rim

An artificial high directional (tripod) is used on the upper edge during a technical rescue training on Grand Canyon’s South Rim Dec. 13, 2018. Grand Canyon Park’s Emergency Services perform technical rescues in all types of conditions provided the environment is safe for both everyone involved (e.g. staff, patient, etc).

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 […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Nov 26, 2018

Arizona state highway closing at Grand Canyon’s North Rim for winter Arizona transportation officials say State Route 67 between Jacob Lake and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will close for the snow season next Monday. Source: www.azfamily.com Get the Full Story The Grand Canyon Speed Record Has Fallen. Again. Taylor Nowlin came […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Nov 19, 2018

Prehistoric reptile left tracks at Grand Canyon A Nevada geology professor says he recently identified fossilized tracks from a reptile along a popular trail in Grand Canyon National Park. Source: www.Kgun9.com Get the Full Story How Ida Nilsson Clocked a Grand Canyon R2R2R FKT Ida Nilsson had the trail all to herself when she pushed […]

Sideways Walking Reptile Claims Title for the Oldest Known Footprints Found at the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is full of wondrous sights, sounds, and experiences. Everything about the Grand Canyon is filled with history and adventure. Whether that means going back to the wild west, the Jurassic period or a little bit further, information is everywhere. New research has found a set of twenty-eight tiny reptilian, fossilized footprints, embedded […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Nov 12, 2018

Sleep in a tent next to the Grand Canyon at this luxury glamping site If you’re a fan of glamping in cool places, you may be interested to learn that you can sleep in a tent next to the Grand Canyon at a safari-inspired luxury glamping site. Source: www.Lonelyplanet.com Get the Full Story Williams Food […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Nov 5, 2018

Controlled flood of the Grand Canyon begins a four-day exercise on At 11 a.m., it was time for Octavia, 13, to flood the Grand Canyon. She pulled a lever above four empty jet tubes that pointed toward the river. It was heavier than she expected. In the next moment, she turned around, her mouth open […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 29, 2018

Scientists have found a part of the Grand Canyon in Australia, and it could provide answers about how Earth was formed A paper recently published in the journal Geology indicates that “unusual” rocks in Tasmania may actually be part of the Grand Canyon. Source: www.BusinessInsider.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon National Park returns to […]

Grand Canyon Requires $531 Million to Restore the National Park’s Infrastructure

The insecurity of America’s infrastructure is not a secret. It simply is not talked about a lot. This is mostly because if people understood how bad it was, they would likely demand reform. However, the Grand Canyon does not have the luxury that most other areas do. The roads and service buildings throughout the National […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 22, 2018

Geologists Show Tasmania and the Grand Canyon Were Connected .. Rocks from Arizona’s Unkar Group and Tasmania’s Rocky Cape Group were likely part of the same formation 1.1 billion years ago on the supercontinent Rodinia. Source: www.Motherboard.vice Get the Full Story The Oldest Footprints Have Just Been Discovered In The Grand Canyon And Date Back […]

3 Best Adrenaline Inducing Structures throughout the United States

There are certain people who crave the rush of adrenaline. Some of these people bungee jump, skydive, or ride roller coasters. However, there are also many people who would rather take on structures that are intertwined with famous landscapes. There is a certain, unique allure in taking on these challenges. There is a right of […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 14, 2018

Museum of Northern Arizona offers admission discount to Grand Canyon visitors Starting this fall, all fulltime Northern Arizona University students can visit the Museum of Northern Arizona just by showing their student id — Grand Canyon visitors will receive a 20 percent discount, too. Source: www.GrandCanyonNews.com Get the Full Story Blind Athlete Achieves Dream: Hiking […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 8, 2018

National Park Service Releases Proposal To Replace Ailing Water Line At Grand Canyon Grand Canyon National Park officials have a plan to fix the leak-prone Transcanyon Water Distribution Pipeline, but it won’t be quick, will impact hikers in the park’s Inner Gorge, could create a 41-acre footprint, and could cost Xanterra Parks & Resorts several […]

Fossil Day Offers a Season Finale Event of Jurassic Proportions

The Grand Canyon plans to have a seasonal sendoff on October 17th that encompasses history, science, and dinosaurs. National Fossil Day is regarded as the perfect time to promote the significance of fossils. Fossils are the bones that structure the anatomy of life in a prehistoric world. The role that fossils play in piecing together […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 1st 2018

Climate change is destroying US national parks at an alarming rate, study finds Climate change could kill most of the park’s iconic trees, wildfires may transform the towering conifer forests at Yellowstone National Park into scarred grasslands, and once-mighty ice sheets in the north will probably melt and flow into the sea, making Glacier National […]

Grand Canyon Elk will be Collared in Wildlife Biologist Research Effort

Elks are beautiful, majestic animals. While these animals are not native to the Grand Canyon, they have gotten quite comfortable inhabiting the South Rim. Although, despite the frequent sightings of these three-hundred-pound animals, researchers do not know much about them. The elk and the affinity the species have to the South Rim of the Grand […]