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

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • Expect Warm and Dry Conditions through Thursday

    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 »

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.)
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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?

GRAND CANYON TRILOBITE

The Cambrian seas of the Grand Canyon were home to several kinds of trilobite, whose closest living relative is the modern horsehoe crab. They left their fossil record in the mud of the Bright Angel Shale over 500 million years ago.