Grand Canyon Landscapes

Explore rock formations, caverns, plant life, and the flawless skies of the Grand Canyon area.

3D Animation of the Grand Canyon by NASA

3D Animation Flying into the Grand Canyon by NASA

This animation starts at Lees Ferry near the eastern end of the Grand Canyon. The journey ends at the Grand Wash Cliffs on the western edge. Read More...

Monument Valley

9 Rocky Views Surrounding the Grand Canyon

A Canyon vacation is a bit of a road trip. Be sure to stop and see other natural monuments, hoodoos, arches, natural bridges and caverns in the area. Read More...

Upper Antelope Canyon near Page Arizona. Photo by Joshua Benally

Canyons in Arizona Beyond the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is the ultimate canyon, but it’s only one of many canyons that are worthy of seeing and experiencing during your Arizona vacation. Read More...

Celestron Star Gazing with a Telescope

Celestron’s Top Spots to Set Up a Telescope in the Grand Canyon

Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles roam the Grand Canyon. See wildlife and wild skie up close with a telescope. Read More...

Geology Display in Grand Canyon

Get a First Hand Look at the Earth’s Geology in the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the only places in the world where visitors can hold a chunk of rock that’s nearly 2 billion years old. Read More...

Grand Canyon View

Grand Canyon Among the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the canyon stretches an impressive 227 miles long and averages over ten miles wide. Read More...

A cactus flower blooms in the springtime in the Mojave Desert

Mojave and Sonoran Deserts in Arizona

The Grand Canyon state is home to two prominent deserts, the Sonoran and Mojave. See majestic joshua tree sentinels and brilliant cactus flowers. Read More...

Arizona's Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix

Mountains of Arizona

More than half of Arizona consists of mountains and plateau regions. The highest point is Humphrey’s Peak towering 12,633 feet near Flagsgtaff. Read More...

Grand Canyon North Rim at night showing the moon

Night Skies of the Grand Canyon

Experience the mystery and wonder of Grand Canyon’s night sky with a video hosted by Astronomer Tyler Nordgren and Park Ranger Rader Lane. Read More...

Grand Canyon South Rim

The Sounds of the Grand Canyon

Expect a quite trip, filled with moments of introspective thought, but at times the silence might be interrupted by a helicopter tour. Read More...

A road through Arizona's ponderosa pine forest beckons travelers up toward the aspen covered slopes of the San Francisco Peaks.

Trees in the Arizona Desert

Most people don’t think of pine forests when they visit the Grand Canyon. However, the world’s largest Ponderosa pine forest is in Arizona. Read More...

Rafting By Vulcans Anvil

Vulcan’s Anvil

Named after the Roman god, Vulcan, Vulcan’s Anvil is considered a sacred part of the Grand Canyon National Park. Read More...

grand-canyon-beaches

Why Are We Flooding the Grand Canyon?

The Depart of Interior forces 500,000 tons of sediment downstream, to create back eddies and beaches, crucial to native fish species, campers and rafters. Read More...