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Fall Deals at National Park Lodges

September 10, 2010, 8:04 am
With shorter days signaling the end of summer, fewer daylight hours present an opportunity to visit many of our national parks without the crowds that are the hallmark of summer vacation. The national park shoulder season offer a quieter and slower-paced atmosphere but you wont have to sacrifice the ...

Things We Like: A hi-def Journey through America's Canyons

August 18, 2010, 9:41 am
We loved watching this stunning time-lapse video of America's great canyons, including the Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion! Thanks to Atlas Obscura for leading us to ...

Grand Canyon Depot Turns 100

August 16, 2010, 12:02 pm
The Grand Canyon Depot in Grand Canyon National Park turns 100 in 2010. The modest-looking two-and-a-half story log structure that is the Grand Canyon Depot has served as the point of entry for millions of park tourists traveling aboard the Grand Canyon Railwayfrom Williams, Ariz., 65 miles to the ...

Grand Circle

August 5, 2010, 9:31 am
The Grand Circle is a beautiful, vast region located in the Southwestern United States. Encompassing portions of five states – Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada – the Grand Circle contains America’s largest concentration of national parks and monuments, woven together by extraordinary designated Scenic Byways.   Some of America’s ...

Canon Photography in the Parks: Next Stop, Grand Canyon!

June 24, 2010, 9:29 am
Join American Park Network and Canon at Grand Canyon National Park to learn how to take better digital photographs at the FREE Photography in the Parks workshops. Beginners and seasoned photographers alike will benefit from the guidance and direction offered by our team of expert photographers, all while exploring the ...

Grand Canyon Star Party coming in June

May 20, 2010, 7:32 am
The 20th annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held from Saturday, June 5 through Saturday, June 12, 2010 on the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park. This event is sponsored by the National Park Service, the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (South Rim), and the Saguaro Astronomy ...

Solitude and beauty lure campers to Grand Canyon's Tuweep area

April 27, 2010, 3:09 pm
Nature plays hard to get in the Tuweep area of the Grand Canyon National Park. Describing Tuweep as remote hardly does it justice. It is separated from civilization by about 60 miles of dirt road that has a reputation for shredding tires and sometimes gouging holes that drain vehicles of ...

Grand Canyon National Park offers Bicycle Rentals

April 27, 2010, 6:56 am
Begininning May 1, 2010, visitors will be able to rent bicycles at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center on the park’s South Rim. Bright Angel Bicycles will rent a variety of bicycles to the public from a location at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. Beginning May 1, 2010 and continuing into ...

Free shuttle to operate between the community of Tusayan and the Grand Canyon Visitor Center

April 15, 2010, 8:21 am
The National Park Service (NPS) will offer a shuttle bus route between Grand Canyon National Park and the neighboring town of Tusayan again during the 2010 summer season.  The service will be available from May 15 through September 12 and will run at 15 minute intervals between 8 a.m. ...

Top 10 Activities in Grand Canyon National Park

March 18, 2010, 11:39 am
While the Grand Canyon is one of the world’s best-known “must-see” destinations, there is also plenty to experience. Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C., operator of the lodges and other services in Grand Canyon National Park at the South Rim, offers its top 10 things to do in the park – ...

Grand Canyon Railway Offers Free Train Rides for Active-Duty Military in May 2010

March 11, 2010, 7:50 am
Active-duty members of the United States Armed Forces will receive free coach class service on the Grand Canyon Railway throughout the month of May 2010. The offer is valid for train tickets only May 1-31, 2010. Discounts are available to eligible dependents and others traveling in the party if they ...

Desert View Watchtower in Grand Canyon National Park to Undergo Renovations

January 12, 2010, 7:35 am
esert View Watchtower, one of the most prominent architectural features on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, is slated to undergo renovations over the next several months. The Watchtower is located at Desert View, the eastern-most developed area on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.  Recognized ...

Taking Your Pets on the Road: Ten Pet-Friendly Accommodations

January 4, 2010, 11:46 am
More than 75 percent of Americans would take their pet on every vacation -- if only they could -- a recent survey by the American Automobile Association and Best Western International found. Not only that, almost 30 percent of traveling pet-owners said they would choose their pets over their ...

Walking Into the Earth’s Heart: The Grand Canyon

November 30, 2009, 7:44 am
 “I have heard rumors of visitors who were disappointed,” J. B. Priestley once said of the Grand Canyon. “The same people will be disappointed at the Day of Judgment.”I have to confess I was disappointed on my first visit to the canyon more than a decade ago. One July, ...

Grand Canyon to change backpacking permit system

November 23, 2009, 6:17 am
Getting one of the roughly 11,500 permits granted each year to backpack overnight in the Grand Canyon has become so competitive and "unfair" that managers at the national park have decided to change the system. Now those who want the coveted permits either show up in person or try their luck with mail or ...