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

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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Natural Sounds

Natural sounds are an important part of Grand Canyon National Park. Rustling winds in the canyons and the rush of waters are the heartbeat and breath of some of our most valuable resources. (It may take a few seconds for the sounds to load.)

Cicadas :15
Separation Canyon
August 2006

Hance Creek :15
In the Schist
March 1985

Bugling Elk :20
South Rim
August 2005


Thunderstorm :10
Pasture Wash
August 2005

Bird Songs at Sunrise :20
South Rim Village
June 2007

Bass Rapid :17
Colorado River Mile 108
August 2003


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"Mountains of music swell in the river,
Hills of music billow in the creeks...
While other melodies are heard
In the gorges of the lateral canyons.
The Grand Canyon is a land of song."

- John Wesley Powell

Did You Know?


Camping on the rim within Grand Canyon National Park is permitted in designated campsites only and violators are subject to citation and/ or fine. There are vehicle accessible campgrounds in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim, at Desert View and on the North Rim. More...