A Warm Day Friday with Light Winds
Expect breezy southwest winds this weekend as a cold front moves north of the Grand Canyon region. Maximum temperatures cool to seasonal normals from Sunday through Wednesday. More »
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 »
Insider's Look Podcast 13: Oct. 23, 2009
On Saturday, October 31, at 8:30 p.m. - join us for a who’s who of Grand Canyon history during a Halloween full moon walk through the historic Grand Canyon Village Cemetery. The cemetery, located just west of the Shrine of Ages, contains 304+ plots of early pioneers, settlers, veterans, park officials and workers and their immediate family members. Stories from the past bring alive the unique personalities that helped to create the community that we have now.
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Did You Know?
From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.