Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

News in Grand Canyon

Typo Vigilantes Answer to Letter of the Law

August 22, 2008, 8:51 am
Two self-anointed "grammar vigilantes" who toured the nation removing typos from public signs have been banned from national parks after vandalizing a historic marker at the Grand Canyon. Jeff Michael Deck, 28, of Somerville, Mass., and Benjamin Douglas Herson, 28, of Virginia Beach, Va., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court ...

Looking for Labor Day Park Lodging? It's Not Too Late

August 21, 2008, 8:11 am
With Labor Day a week away, you may think you have a better chance of making a hole in one blindfolded than getting space at a campground or a park lodge for the holiday. But it's not quite that ...

Grand Canyon National Park Remains Unscathed by Nearby Flooding

August 20, 2008, 9:44 am
Grand Canyon National Park remains open and trouble-free amid the rains that have prompted flooding and rescues in Supai Canyon, an Indian reservation about 75 miles west of the canyon’s South Rim. “The primary area for all of this going on is … west of the primary village and just ...

Maplewood Boy Scouts Are Evacuated near Grand Canyon

August 18, 2008, 2:29 pm
A group of Boy Scouts from Maplewood on a backpacking and rafting trip near the Grand Canyon were evacuated by helicopter Sunday after an earthen dam failed and flood waters threatened their campsite. The six boys and three adult leaders were among scores of people rescued from campgrounds and tribal ...

Off-Roaders Drive the Grand Canyon

August 18, 2008, 12:39 pm
Part of the pride in putting o n the iconic flat hat and the green and grey National Park Service uniform is knowing you work for an organization that tries to protect some of the most beautiful and historic places in the world. After serving the National Park Service for ...

Hundreds Evacuated Near the Grand Canyon after Flooding

August 18, 2008, 12:33 pm
Working through the challenge of darkness, rescue helicopters continued through Sunday night to evacuate hundreds of residents and campers stranded by the flooding caused by a breached dam near the Grand Canyon. As of late Sunday night, officials had not reported any deaths or injuries, but they will press on ...

Park Staff Free Private Raft Stuck In Colorado River

August 5, 2008, 7:50 am
On the afternoon of Tuesday, July 29th, park dispatch received a report via satellite phone from rafters on a private river trip advising that one of their boats, an 18-foot cataraft, was stranded on the rock garden at Crystal Rapid, located just past river mile 98 and about ...

This is last summer for 102-year-old Grand Canyon shop

August 4, 2008, 8:04 am
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - At a time when tourists visited the Grand Canyon in stagecoaches, they did their souvenir shopping at a tent set up by a man named John George Verkamp. It was 1898, before the Grand Canyon was a national park, before there was a National ...

Heights and nerve rule the Canyon

July 29, 2008, 8:46 am
GRAND CANYON - Starting out on a six-day series of wilderness hikes in the Grand Canyon on unmaintained trails where even a minor misstep can cost you your life is probably not the best time to discover you're terrified of heights. The "learning adventure," organized by the Grand Canyon Field ...

Rescue at the Grand Canyon

July 24, 2008, 8:09 am
More than a dozen tourists and two guides had to be rescued from the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon after their raft became stranded. They were taken from their raft to the shore by the National Park Service's inflatable rescue ...

A Southwestern Panorama for First-Time Visitors

July 22, 2008, 8:10 am
The Grand Canyon has long been near the top of our "to see" list, and my wife and I agreed that this would be the year we would move it to the "been there, done that" side of the ledger. We had set aside one week for a late-spring vacation, ...

Grand Canyon Is Subject of Free Photo Workshops

July 11, 2008, 8:45 am
The Grand Canyon can be overwhelming, especially for photographers. How can you capture a spectacle so enormous, so magnificent, so . . . well, grand, with a mere camera? Learn how (or at least get some ideas) during the next two weeks at one of the free photography workshops sponsored ...

Cast Of Thousands Keeps Grand Canyon Humming

July 2, 2008, 7:51 am
Grand Canyon National Park may be one of the planet's Seven Natural Wonders, but few realize how many people it takes to keep the 4.4 million annual park visitors safe, fed and happy. For Casey Murph, who manages mule operations on the south rim of the Grand Canyon, the day ...

New Train Debuts at the Grand Canyon

June 26, 2008, 8:18 am
After you've been hiking amid the red walls of the Grand Canyon, you might want to sit back and take a train ride through more canyon landscapes in a 1923 Pullman car. The Coconino Canyon Train, a new 90-minute ride that originates in Grand Canyon National Park and travels ...

Hitting the trail with Fido

May 14, 2008, 11:23 am
There’s no question that America’s great outdoors is a paradise for pets. From flower-carpeted mountain sides to spectacular waterfalls and panoramic vistas — there are so many wonderful pet-friendly hiking trails to discover.While each individual state’s tourist board boasts a mind-boggling selection of state and national parks, sometimes there’s ...