Where is the Grand Canyon? The Grand Canyon was carved out by the Colorado River in northern Arizona in the United States. The northeast end of the Grand Canyon starts at Lake Powell and the city of Page at the Utah-Arizona border. The western end of the Grand Canyon is where the Colorado River empties into Lake Mead at the Arizona-Nevada border. Popular gateway towns to the Grand Canyon include Flagstaff, Page, and Williams in Arizona.
Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round, but the events and activities in, and around the park, change with the seasons. From road openings and closings, to festivals and activities, even when it’s too hot to hike to the bottom of the canyon, we have your complete guide to the happenings in Grand Canyon National Park, as well as in nearby gateway towns in Arizona, Utah, and Neveda.
The Greyhound Gathering
The world’s only festival dedicated to – greyhounds! 3-days of wildly fun events featuring a parade of costumed greyhound, the Blur of Fur Race & many, many playful happenings ~ a truly unique, humorous event.
For eight days in June, park visitors explore the wonders of the night sky on Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and on the North Rim with the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix. Amateur astronomers from across the country volunteer their expertise and offer free nightly astronomy programs and telescope viewing. No RSVP is required. Just show up.
From the basic to the curious, our park experts answer your pressing questions about Grand Canyon National Park. Whether you want to know which season to visit, what animals thrive in the Grand Canyon's demanding climate, or simply how deep is this great natural wonder, this section is for you.
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