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April 22, 2014
Grand Canyon's North Rim to Open May 15 for the 2014 Summer Season
The Arizona Department of Transportation will open Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Thursday, May 15 by 8:00 am; and Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, a Forever Resorts property, and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will commence their 2014 seasonal operations.

April 16, 2014
Public Scoping Webinars Planned for Grand Canyon National Park Bison Management Plan EIS
Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) will hold two informational, online meetings as part of the scoping process for a bison management plan and environmental impact statement.

April 14, 2014
Tagged Razorback Suckers Released in Grand Canyon
Bureau of Reclamation, the Nevada Department of Wildlife, BIO-WEST, Inc., and the Arizona Game and Fish Department, National Park Service (NPS) biologists successfully released nine adult endangered razorback suckers (Xyrauchen texanus) in the Colorado River downstream of Lava Falls (River Mile 180).

April 14, 2014
Herbicide to be applied within Developed Areas of Grand Canyon National Park
Throughout the upcoming field season, National Park Service staff will be applying herbicide to targeted high priority invasive plant species in Grand Canyon National Park's developed areas.

April 04, 2014
Go Wild for Grand Canyon National Park
Go wild for the history, nature, trails, and archeology of Grand Canyon National Park during National Park Week, April 19 through 27, 2014. To get the celebration going, Grand Canyon National Park will waive entrance fees on April 19 and 20.

April 02, 2014
National Park Service Seeks Public Input on a Bison Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce the latest step to manage the impacts of bison on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP). After meeting with cooperators Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)--over the last several months, the NPS will initiate public scoping later this week for a bison management plan and environmental impact statement (EIS) to be prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

March 19, 2014
Kayaker Fatality on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park
On Tuesday, March 18 at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call via satellite phone reporting a fatality on the Colorado River.

March 17, 2014
Fatality at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
On Saturday, March 15 at approximately 8:00 a.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a man who had fallen off the rim near El Tovar Lodge.

March 17, 2014
Grand Canyon National Park to Host Archaeology Day on March 22
On Saturday, March 22, 2014, Grand Canyon National Park will host its seventh annual Archaeology Day celebration, commemorating Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.

March 14, 2014
Business Opportunity Announced for Hospitality Contract on South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has announced the availability of a prospectus for a business opportunity in the park, to provide lodging, food services, retail, transportation, mule rides, and other services on the South Rim.

March 10, 2014
Visitor Fatality at Grand Canyon National Park
On Sunday, March 9 at approximately 2:00 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of an unresponsive male at the South Entrance Station.

March 03, 2014
Tourism to Grand Canyon National Park Creates $454 million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that over 4.4 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2012 spent $454 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 6,010 jobs in the local area.

February 25, 2014
Human Remains Found at Grand Canyon National Park
Park Rangers recently recovered skeletal remains from the Hermit Creek drainage within Grand Canyon National Park.

February 21, 2014
Pile Burning at Indian Gardens within the Grand Canyon
The National Park Service will burn piles of woody debris between Monday, February 24 through Wednesday, February 26 at Indian Gardens within Grand Canyon National Park depending on weather conditions.

February 13, 2014
Grand Canyon National Park to Celebrate Black History Month with Special Guest Audrey Peterman
Grand Canyon National Park will host author and conservation activist Audrey Peterman for a special evening program on Monday, March 3 in honor of Black History Month. Ms. Peterman and her husband Frank authored the book Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells Why Every American Should Care.

February 12, 2014
Herbicide to be applied along railway within Grand Canyon National Park
On Thursday, February 13th, Grand Canyon Railway, in consultation with the National Park Service (NPS), will be applying herbicide along their railroad tracks including those within Grand Canyon National Park.

February 10, 2014
Presidents Day Fee Free Weekend 2014
Grand Canyon National Park will join National Parks across the country to celebrate Presidents Day Weekend, February 15-17, with fee free admission.

February 07, 2014
Grand Canyon Association receives one million dollars from Arizona Public Service to initiate the Trails Forever endowment at Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon Association (GCA), the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, today announced a $1 million donation from Arizona Public Service (APS) that will establish the Grand Canyon Trails Forever Endowment to help preserve and protect Grand Canyon’s trails. This is one of the most significant private, philanthropic gifts in Grand Canyon’s history.

February 04, 2014
Motor Vehicle Fatality Victim at Grand Canyon National Park Identified
The Coconino County Medical Examiner has identified the woman who died in a motor vehicle accident in Grand Canyon National Park on Friday, January 31, 2014 as Yuan Gao, 24 of China.

January 31, 2014
Motor Vehicle Fatality at Grand Canyon National Park
Today at 2:12 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call from a park employee about a 2 car motor vehicle accident on South Entrance Road, approximately 3 miles north of the park’s South Entrance Station.

January 30, 2014
Grand Canyon Lottery for 2015 Noncommercial River Trip Permits Opens February 1
On Saturday, February 1, 2014 the National Park Service will begin accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park.

January 16, 2014
Horace P. Albright Training Center Listed to National Register of Historic Places: A Training Icon Stands the Test of Time
Horace P. Albright Training Center was officially listed to the National Register of Historic Places on September 30, 2013. The only National Park Service (NPS) training center in the West and located within the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park, the Center is a state significant Historic District exemplifying simple, practical, modernist design of the Mission 66 Era.

January 09, 2014
Grand Canyon to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day with Free Entry 2014
Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with fee-free entry into the park on Monday, January 20, 2014.

Did You Know?

WHITEWATER RAFTING

There are different river trip opportunities through Grand Canyon National Park, including professionally guided raft trips, available to the public and often reserved a year or two in advance; and self-guided, or "private" river trips, made available to the public through a weighted lottery. More...