• View of Grand Canyon National Park at sunset from the South Rim

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • Dry and Warmer from Today into Early Next Week

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies

    One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »

Learn about Grand Canyon!

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The Story of Rocks

How is Grand Canyon like pancakes?
Study its rocks to find out!

 

Nature's Neighborhoods

Explore outdoor neighborhoods where
plants and animals live.

 

Protecting the Park

Learn how Junior Rangers, park rangers,
and visitors protect Grand Canyon.

 
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People from the Past

Journey back in time to find clues
from people long ago.

Did You Know?

PLANTS IN THE GRAND CANON

There are approximately 1,737 known species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss and 195 species of lichen found in Grand Canyon National Park. This variety is largely due to the 6,000 foot elevation change from the river up to the highest point on the North Rim. More...