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Grand Canyon Railway--Free Rides for 50s in 2009

April 8, 2009, 8:18 am
Grand Canyon Railway offers free rides from Williams, Arizona, to Grand Canyon National Park to people celebrating 50th birthdays and 50th anniversaries in 2009.Guests who were married or born in 1959 – the same year The Grand Canyon Railway‘s diesel locomotives were built – can celebrate 2009 with special offers from the Railway.Guests ...

Walnut Canyon National Monument--where cliff dwellings dot canyon walls

April 1, 2009, 7:37 am
If you're taking a summer vacation to Grand Canyon National Park this year, plan to stop and visit Walnut Canyon National Monument. It's only 8 miles east of Flagstaff and a quick 3 miles off Interstate 40. You won't find an easier and more enjoyable way to see extremely ...

Preventing Falls at Grand Canyon National Park

March 27, 2009, 8:16 am
There is a hard balance that places like Grand Canyon try to find between the experience and the safety of the public. The history of the Park includes unfortunate events. The Park does take measures to prevent these sad occurrences from happening and is very much prepared to take ...

The Most Dangerous Animal of Grand Canyon National Park

March 24, 2009, 7:27 am
Grand Canyon National Park is home to a wide assortment of dangerous animals. The mountain lion, with retractable claws and large teeth, patrols vass areas of land within Grand Canyon National Park occassionally wandering into Grand Canyon Village. Black bears with massive and incredibly strong bodies and insatiable appettites ...

Scientists Rushing to Save Canyon Artifacts

March 16, 2009, 7:56 am
 Archaeologists are excavating sites along the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon in hopes of saving artifacts before they wash away.Although the National Park Service typically leaves such artifacts alone, about 60 sites are being undercut by water, or unearthed by wind, topography and a lack of sand, which ...

Visit Grand Canyon during 2009 National Park Week

March 16, 2009, 7:50 am
"This year, take a moment, an hour, a day to visit the national parks near you," from the National Park Serviceannouncement of National Park Week, April 18-26, 2009. "National Park Week is an annual Presidentially proclaimed week for celebration and recognition of Your National ...

National Park Marks 90 Years

March 10, 2009, 8:56 am
Looking over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Don Stover points out the blues, greens and other pastel colors in the landscape, and then his mind starts racing.It's the 50-year-old Seattle resident's first trip to the Grand Canyon, and he can't help but think about how early pioneers ...

Species Spotlight: Collared Peccary

March 6, 2009, 1:28 pm
It’s a Boar! It’s a Pig! No, It’s a Collared Peccary! If you spot what looks like a wild boar off in the distance from your campsite, don’t jump to conclusions – you might actually be looking at a collared peccary (Tayassu tajuca), which is a breed apart! These pig-like creatures ...

Alternative Spring Break at Grand Canyon National Park

March 6, 2009, 12:10 pm
Even Grand Canyon National Park is getting in on the spring break action this year. Beginning on March 15, 2009, two groups of college students will spend a week of their spring break volunteering at Grand Canyon National Park. They have the opportunity to make a difference with this environmental ...

Mary Colter: The Visionary Behind the Grand Canyon’s Landmark Architecture

March 6, 2009, 9:07 am
Although those who experience the beauty of the Grand Canyon might be most likely to recount a hike down Bright Angel Trail or sunset viewed from Hopi Point, visitors may not realize that some of their memories of the canyon were likely made at one of the great, iconic ...

Grand Canyon Railway Spring Break Deals

March 4, 2009, 8:49 am
Love a train ride? Ready to see the Grand Canyon? Families can do both and take advantage of Grand Canyon Railway'sspring break deals.Combining a visit to Grand Canyon and a train trip sounds like the perfect way to spend spring break. But, the amount of time these packages allow you to ...

100-year-old South Rim Store Becomes Visitor Center

February 3, 2009, 7:59 am
The store that housed Verkamp's Curios for about a century on the South Rim has been converted into a book store, a center for visitors, and a starting point for Grand Canyon hikes, the National Park Service said ...

Park Official Pans Interior

January 28, 2009, 7:19 am
Interior Department officials ignored scientific findings when they limited water flows in the Grand Canyon to optimize generation of electric power there, risking damage to the landmark's ecology, according to documents obtained by The Washington ...

Bill Would Stop Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon National Park

January 26, 2009, 2:23 pm
Congressman Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, has reintroduced legislation prohibiting new uranium claims, exploration, and mining across one million acres of public lands watersheds surrounding Grand Canyon National ...

Small Fre at Grand Canyon National Park

November 6, 2008, 7:43 am
A small lightning-caused fire has been discovered on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. The 'November Fire' is burning in ponderosa pine and some fir approximately 6.5 miles north and west of the developed area on the North Rim, according to a U.S. Forest Service news ...