Grand Canyon National Park

Stubborn As A Mule's Knot: Massaging Ornery Beasts

March 12, 2012, 7:47 am
The famous pack mules that carry supplies and people in and out of the Grand Canyon have back pain, as you might imagine. One man is on a mission to make the lives of these beasts of burden a little less painful. When Rene Noriega retired a few years ago ...

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Amtrak Vacations 2012 Escorted Rail Programs

Traveling by train is one of the best ways to see the picturesque landscapes of our national parks and public lands. Relax on a smooth ride and glance out the large windows for amazing views as halting mountain ranges, rolling hills and open prairies pass by.

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Raptors of the West: Captured in Photographs

January 25, 2012, 12:53 pm
Raptors of the West: Exclusive Slideshow Get up close and personal with bald eagles, snowy owls, peregrine falcons and more in Raptors of the West, a stunning book of photographs by Rob Palmer, Nick Dunlop and Kate Davis. Raptors of the West includes 430 photos of birds of prey broken ...

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In the Grand Canyon is it possible to walk from Phantom Ranch to Ribbon Falls
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Yes, it's a 6-mile hike one way from Phantom Ranch to Ribbon Falls that you can accomplish in a day. The area gains about 1,500 feet on the way toward Ribbon Falls. For more information on this hike, please call the Backcountry Office at 928-638-7875. If you're planning on staying at Phantom Ranch, located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, please be sure to book your stay well in advance, as this popular destination books up quickly.

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Happy Holidays from American Park Rangers

Park rangers from around a dozen national parks are sending their holiday greetings to the millions of visitors who visit America’s Best Idea each year. The first video came from Yosemite National Park, whose rangers are apparently gunning to start a snowball fight. But the greeting from Denali National Park is our favorite so far:

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Visit the Grand Circle on a Budget

September 15, 2011, 1:48 pm
Fall is the perfect time to explore the Grand Circle on a budget Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of one of the most desirable times to travel. With the peak travel season coming to an end, the crowds at our national parks begin to thin, ...

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Top Ten Park Train Rides

September 14, 2011, 12:13 pm
1.) Grand Canyon National Park - Grand Canyon Railway With the Arizona heat looming, hop the train to Grand Canyon National Park and enjoy the comfortable ride. The Grand Canyon Railway departs daily at 9:30 a.m. from Williams, Arizona, about 30 miles west of Flagstaff. The train travels almost due ...

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My wife and me are planning a hiking holiday in the GC, Bryce C and Las Vegas. We like to do all the trails in GC. Who guides us (package?)
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There are several different types of guided tours available at the Grand Canyon. You cand find out more about them here.

We hope you enjoy your trip!

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Bring the Parks HomeBring the parks home with this sweet deal, good through the end of July.

Did you run out of time to grab the perfect souvenir during your last national park adventure? Do you need a great trip-planning book or video in advance of your summer vacation?

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Grand Canyon’s North Rim a throwback to a simpler time

June 27, 2011, 8:28 am
Talk to travelers about the differences between the North and South rims of Grand Canyon National Park, and most will say the north offers more solitude. Only 10 miles separate the two edges of the mile-deep chasm, but the north is about 1,000 feet higher in elevation, is closed during ...

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