Grand Canyon National Park

Explore National Parks by Taking the Shuttle

June 16, 2011, 10:21 am
Vacations are meant to be relaxing, not spent in traffic. If you are planning to visit a national park during peak season, consider taking a shuttle. Not only do you avoid the hassle of driving, but you’re helping reduce emissions and noise in the park.   Acadia National Park From late June ...

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jon
Which exploring president was a champion of the Grand Canyonand became a regular visitor.
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Grand Canyon National Park, History/Culture
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D Dodson
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Teddy Roosevelt

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Grand Canyon to add Water Bottle Filling Stations Throughout Park

March 18, 2011, 11:19 am
The National Park Service (NPS) will soon complete the installation of nine new water bottle filling stations in Grand Canyon National Park, making access to free Grand Canyon spring water easier than ever before. The fillings stations are currently being installed in high traffic areas on both rims of the park. ...

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Water Bottle Refill Stations added at Grand Canyon

March 17, 2011, 9:26 am
The National Park Service (NPS) will soon complete the installation of nine new water bottle filling stations in Grand Canyon National Park, making access to free Grand Canyon spring water easier than ever before. The fillings stations are currently being installed in high traffic areas on both rims of the ...

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chugs1222
How long does it take to hike from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to Phantom Ranch?
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Grand Canyon National Park, Backpacking
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Jud Kastn...
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The time it takes is irrelevant. The quality of the time it takes is memorable.

It matters not as how long that  the individual or individuals that are hiking enjoy take to make this trip, but it does matter as to the multiplicity of the nature and area that they are viewing and experiencing.

This maybe not the right answer in a mathematical sense but it is in an "experiential" sense.

Jud Kastner  [email protected]

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chugs1222
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Yeah, that's not particularly helpful, since I have to make reservations/secure permits. 

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Ask_Larso...
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The total distance from the North Rim to the Phantom Ranch is 14 miles. This can be a rough descent on the body, and an elevation change of almost 6,000 ft. There is the Cottonwood Campground at just about the halfway marker, should you choose to take the 14 mile hike in two legs. If you are experienced, the entire 14 miles should be possible in one day.

Having hiked to the bottom of the canyon myself, I would advise planning your travels in cooler months, and to take your time on the way back. 14 miles is a lot for most people, and especially in a desert climate. If you are not acclimated to the elevation, and don't have considerable hiking experience, take two days for both your descent and ascent through the canyon. Enjoy, and take lots of pictures!

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Shhh, and Not Because the Fauna Are Sleeping

February 22, 2011, 3:18 pm
At times, deep within this vaulted chamber of redwoods, it is almost quiet enough to hear a banana slug slither by. For the National Park Service, that stillness is as vital a component of the site as the trees’ green needles, or the sudden darting rays of sunlight. A decade ...

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New Amphitheater at Mather Point in the Grand Canyon

January 24, 2011, 11:33 am
The Grand Canyon Association and Grand Canyon National Park dedicated a new rim-based amphitheater and landmark feature at Mather Point on Grand Canyon’s South Rim on Monday, October 25, 2010. The new amphitheater allows park visitors to view the Canyon’s famous vistas from a beautiful location, while seated on native ...

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Grand Canyon north rim hiking for kids age 10 and 13 vs. south rim?
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, Hiking
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Going to Grand Canyon in July, short stay, want to hike down and spend 1 night, is the best Place Angel trail for that? Thanks
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, Hiking
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Oh, Ranger! Insider Tips: Part II

November 15, 2010, 10:00 am
As part our latest series, the OhRanger.com team has put together a list of our favorite national park activities. Each month, we'll share a few of our most-loved adventures with you. In return, we hope YOU will do the same! Here is our second round of Oh, Ranger! Insider Tips. We ...

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