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Win the Grand 6 Road Trip

This trip takes you to all 5 of Utah's national parks plus the Grand Canyon for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Enter through Feb 23, 2021.

Route 66 Road Trip

Win a Route 66 Grand Canyon Vacation

Drive the iconic stretch of the Mother Road from New Mexico to Arizona, ending with a 3-day Grand Canyon hiking vacation with lodging and meals.

National park ranger wearing a face mask and gloves to protect against COVID-19

5 Things to Know About Grand Canyon Travel Amid COVID-19

In light of the spread of COVID-19, trying to find out what is open and closed in our national parks is a moving target these days. Here are updates.

Commander John Young of Apollo 16 answering Charlie Duke's request that he to pose for a photograph with two jumps and a Navy salute.

One Giant Leap

Fifty years ago, Americans landed on the moon. Few know the important role the Grand Canyon area helped achieve this seemingly impossible goal.

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.

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.

Win Celestron gear

Winners - National Park Foundation Gear from Celestron

2016 Grand Prize Winner: Joan Gales. Weekly winners: Teresa Media, Stephanie Henry, John Mckeel, Christina Moore, Susan Ansorge, Don Spiegel, Yael Neubauer

Rainbow Ryders sunrise balloon launch.

Winners - Balloon Ride for Two from Rainbow Ryders

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2016 Road Trip Winner Raven Bailey

Winner of 2015 Grand 6 Road Trip – Photos and Stories

Raven Bailey won our Grand 6 Road Trip Sweepstakes in 2015. She and two of her friends had a great time traveling in Arizona and Utah. See her comments and photos.

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.

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!

National Park Posters

Vote For Your Favorite National Park Poster and Win

See the results... What is America's favorite National Park Poster?

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.

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.

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.

USA Today Ken Burns interview video about the Grand Canyon

Secrets of the Grand Canyon by Ken Burns

Watch the USA Today video interview of Ken Burns to learn about the hidden gems of the Grand Canyon National Park.

Man with Binoculars

Win a Wildlife and Wild Skies Adventure

Our National Parks are the perfect place to go wildlife watching or stargazing. Enter to win gear from Celestron and more. Winner chooses a Grand Canyon or Yellowstone Prize Package.

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.

Win a Helicopter Tour

Win a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Papillon

Two prize winners will each receive a certificate toward two complimentary seats on Papillon's North Canyon Helicopter Tour departing from Grand Canyon National Park Airport (Prize value $398)

grand-canyon-uranium mining

New Uranium Mining Banned

January 2012 marked the passage of a new law banning all new uranium mining activity on a considerable section of land close to Grand Canyon National Park.