A Chance for Light Rain Showers through Monday.
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Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Grand Canyon National Park
Public Health Alert, October 2014: A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. Any persons having physical contact with bats in the park, please follow this link. More »
Grand Canyon North Rim to Celebrate Western Arts Day
Contact: Robin Tellis, 928-638-7739
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Western Arts Day celebrates the western culture which helps define what Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona, and Southern Utah are today. Programmed activities take place in various locations throughout the North Rim developed area. Presentations may include cowboy poetry and music, flint-knapping, beading, roping, and 1840s-era survival skills.
The event starts at noon at the Grand Canyon Lodge and will conclude with an 8 p.m. evening program. Events will take place at the auditorium and grassy square east of the lodge. Regularly scheduled ranger programs will take place in various locations throughout the North Rim developed area. Please inquire at the North Rim (or any Grand Canyon National Park) Visitor Center for a complete list of event activities, as well as their times and locations.
Support for this event is provided by donations received through the Grand Canyon Association and Forever Resorts.
For additional information about Western Arts Day, please contact Robin Tellis, North Rim District Interpreter, at (928) 638-7739.
Advance overnight lodging reservations for North Rim facilities may be made by contacting Forever Resorts, at their toll free number (877) 386-4383 or at (480) 998-1981. You can also visit their website at www.foreverresorts.com.
Advance reservations for the North Rim Campground can be made on line at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777. Campground reservations can be made up to five months in advance.
For additional information about Grand Canyon National Park, please call (928) 638-7888 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/grca.
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Did You Know?
The more recent Kaibab limestone caprock, on the rims of the Grand Canyon, formed 270 million years ago. In contrast, the oldest rocks within the Inner Gorge at the bottom of Grand Canyon date to 1.84 billion years ago. Geologists currently estimate the age of Earth at 4.5 billion years.