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

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • Expect Dry Conditions and Warm Temperatures Through the First Half of This 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. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7767. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »

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Human History

Nature, Culture, and History at the Grand Canyon
(Arizona State University)
Human History background information
Grand Canyon Archaeology Virtual Tour
Tusayan Ruin brochure (background information for Time Travelers field trip)

Multimedia (Photos, Videos, Podcasts, Websites)

Grand Canyon National Park's Photo Gallery (On Flickr)
Virtual Fly-through Video of Grand Canyon (by NASA and USGS)
Grand Canyon Ranger Minutes (podcasts and videos)
Rockarena Dance (Kid's Geology Video)
Into the Canyon - Electronic Field Trip (Ball State University, 2004)
Grand Canyon Environmental Education Programs - (Podcast for Teachers)


Did You Know?


Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)