Grand Canyon News

Headlines and news for the Grand Canyon visitor and enthusiast.

A Grand Canyon National Park ranger explaining the tasks to becoming a junior ranger. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service

We’re just getting started! Let’s take a look back, and also look ahead to 100 more years. Read More...

South Entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. Photo by NPS

Visit a National Park for Free During National Park Week

On April 16-24, 2016, leave your wallet at home and get into a national park or monument for free. Read More...

The Grand Canyon Railroad's steam engine number 4960. Courtesy photo

Race: Man vs. Grand Canyon Train

Sept 26, 2015: 260 bike riders and the Grand Canyon Railroad’s steam-powered train challenged each other to a race from Tusuyan, to Route 66 at Williams, Arizona. Read More...

Kid in the Grand Canyon looking through a telescope

4th Graders Can Visit Parks Free For a Year

Students in the 4th grade can get a free annual entry pass for their family to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks. Read More...

View of the Grand Canyon from space. Photo still taken by Samsung Galaxy Note II phone. Credit Bryan Chan, Ved Chirayath, Ashish Goel, Tyler Reid, Paul Tarantino

2 Years Later, Students Find Balloon Camera near Grand Canyon

In a twist of ironic fate, a hiker who works at AT&T spotted our phone in the barren desert. We got the footage and data a few weeks later! Read More...

Frozen Bike Example. Photo courtesy of Visit Flagstaff

Flagstaff Puts Frozen Block Art in Phoenix July 3-4, 2015

Things encased in 300 pound blocks of ice will appear at 8 Phoenix valley locations, July 3 and 4. Read More...

3D Map of Deaths in the Grand Canyon by Kenneth Field and Damien Saunder

770 Deaths in the Grand Canyon Mapped

Inspired by the book, Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon, Kenneth Field and Damien Saunder created a map of more than 770 unfortunate events. Read More...

Rafting the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Rafters Discover Airplane Wreckage

Colorado River rafters went on a hike in search of old mining equipment. What they found instead was a heavily-damaged airplane wedged between two boulders. Read More...

View from Yavapai Point in the Grand Canyon

Look at the Grand Canyon to Live Longer

Even if you don’t hike the trails or bike Hermit’s Road, the act of looking at the Grand Canyon can lengthen your life. Read More...

Grand Canyon Stamp courtesy of the U.S. Post Office

Post Office Issues Grand Canyon Stamp

August, 2014: 19th century painters of the Hudson River School are honored on the latest issue of American Treasures stamps. Thomas Moran’s 1912 painting of the Grand Canyon is one of four in the set. Read More...

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Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim groups will now need a permit

August, 2014: Special Use Permits from the National Park Service at the Grand Canyon will now be required for all rim-to-rim, non-commercial groups. Read More...

Diamond Bar Road to Grand Canyon Skywalk. Road photo courtesy Hualapai Facebook page.

Skywalk’s Bumpy Toll Road Now Free and Paved

The trip to Grand Canyon West’s famous glass bridge used to be a hazardous one. Now, the final 9 miles of Diamond Bar Road is paved with no “rancher” toll Read More...

Workers cleaning the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Photo: YouTube

Cleaning the Grand Canyon Skywalk

Would you want to dangle 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon to “wash windows?” Surprisingly, many people do want that job. Watch the video as workers go about their job making views crystal clear for vacationers. Read More...

Bison crossing the road near Vermillion Cliffs in Arizona

Beefalo Experiment Gone Wrong

What do you get when you cross a bison with beef cattle? Something that is wrecking havoc in the Grand Canyon area. Read More...

Phantom Ranch Water Shortage

A resort on the floor of the Grand Canyon is experience water shortages due to a pipeline break. According to the National Park Service, breaks in the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline have decreased water supplies at Phantom Ranch. Read More...

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda to Traverse Grand Canyon via High Wire

Nik Wallenda, of the “Flying Wallendas” acrobat family, plans to tightrope walk a section of the Grand Canyon in June without a safety rope or harness. Read More...

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Campfire Restrictions in Grand Canyon National Park

As of June 8, 2012, campfire restrictions are in place along the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Read More...

Who Keeps Grand Canyon Skywalk Profits & Control?

March 22, 2012: Indian nation and developer fight over revenue and control Read More...