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.
Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
Annual event that includes 6 days of art related events followed by a 3 month long exhibition in Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Over 25 artists from around the country are featured.
When: Sat September 13 8:00 AM – Tue January 20 2015 5:00 PM
Where: Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, Arizona
Williams Parade of Lights and Official Tree Lighting Ceremony
This colorful light parade down historic Route 66 is a holiday favorite. Enjoy the official Tree Lighting Ceremony immediately following the parade. Log on to www.experiencewilliams.com for more information.
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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In what’s being called the Grand Canyon Escalade project, developers are hoping to build a cable-car that would transport tourists from the top of the Grand Canyon’s rim to its bottom, where a newly built river walk and resort area would await.