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.
Winter Ranger Program at Kolb Studio
Step back in time and delve into the lives of the Kolb brothers as you tour their 1904
home and photography studio that descends five levels into the canyon. Limited to 15 participants. Program is approximately 60 minutes. Register at Kolb Studio prior to that day’s tour or call 928-638-2771.
When: Mon January 26 10:00 AM – Fri January 30 11:00 AM
Where: Kolb Studio, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
The Bryce Canyon Winter Festival has something for everyone. There will be free clinics, demos and tours. Events may be subject to change due to snow and weather conditions, but the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival will be held regardless of snow conditions.
When: Fri February 13 12:05 AM – Mon February 16 11:55 PM
When: Sat February 14 12:00 AM – Mon February 16 11:55 PM
Where: National Parks
Kanab Balloons & Tunes Roundup
See the enchanting hot air balloons launch with the beautiful red rock Vermilion Cliffs in the back drop. Balloons will launch Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings (weather permitting). Friday all day Battle of the Bands will take place and there will be a street fair all day Saturday with shopping, food, music and entertainment. Saturday night there will be a Balloon Glow on Center Street. Afterward there will be a lantern launch (like on Disney’s ”Tangled”). Lanterns will be for sale at the festival.
When: Fri February 27 12:05 AM – Sun March 1 11:55 PM
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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