Dry and Warmer from Today into Early Next Week
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 »
Cell Phone Audio Tours
Your phone provides a fun way to learn more about Grand Canyon National Park. You can listen to a park ranger give a two-minute narration on various aspects of the canyon from geology to Native American history to the night sky.
When visiting Grand Canyon National Park you can listen to these narrations at numerous points of interest on the South Rim from Hermit Road to Yaki Point. Just look for the “Park Ranger Audio Tour” signs, call 928-225-2907, and enter the stop number.
Since this is a phone tour, you can be anywhere along the rim where there is cell phone coverage to listen to the messages. Feel free to stroll along the rim as you listen, then stop and enjoy the view to reflect on what you have just learned.
There is no additional charge to listen to these messages.
Here are some helpful instructions when you are listening to these audio tours:
Press 1 to Rewind
You can also download the audio tour files onto your MP3 player or iPhone.
If you would like to listen to the Park Ranger Audio Tours while at home, here is a list of the tour numbers. The transcripts for some of the tours are provided in PDF file format.
After dialing 1-928-225-2907
you will hear the Audio Tour Introduction with Ranger Judy (PDF 11KB)
Then press stop number:
1 - Yaki Point with Ranger Lori (PDF 11KB)
2 - South Kaibab Trail with Ranger Krystina (PDF 11KB)
3 - Geologic Clock with Ranger Haley (PDF 12KB)
4 - Night Skies with Dr. Tyler Nordgren
5 - Mather Point with Ranger David (PDF 12KB)
6 - Native Americans with Ranger Lisa (PDF 11KB)
7 - Air Quality with Ranger Haley (PDF 15KB)
8 - Night Skies with Dr. Tyler Nordgren
9 - Shiva Temple with Ranger Haley (PDF 11KB)
10 - Grand Canyon Village with Ranger Judy (PDF 12KB)
11 - Civilian Conservation Corps with Ranger Bob (PDF 12KB)
12 - Bright Angel Lodge with Ranger Judy (PDF 11KB)
13 - Condors with Ranger Pat (PDF 12KB)
14 - Original People (Kolb Studio) with Ranger Shanna (PDF 44KB)
15 - Mule Corral with Ranger Andrea (PDF 11KB)
16 - Trailview Overlook with Ranger Judy (PDF 12KB)
17 - Geologic Clock with Ranger Haley (PDF 12KB)
18 - John Wesley Powell with Ranger Jennie
19 - Trail of Time East with Ranger Judy
20 - Trail of Time West with Ranger Judy
21 - Historic Village Part 1: Depot
22 - Historic Village Part 2: Depot
23 - Historic Village Part 3: Old Superintendent's House
24 - Historic Village Part 4: Old Hospital
25 - Historic Village Part 5: Ranger Operations
26 - Historic Village Part 6: Community Building
27 - Grand Canyon Lodge (North Rim) (PDF 13KB)
28 - Geology at Bright Angel Point (North Rim) with Ranger Jaime (PDF 13KB)
29 - Roaring Springs (North Rim) with Ranger Robin (PDF 12KB)
30 - Night Skies (North Rim) with Dr. Tyler Nordgren
Did You Know?
There are approximately 1,737 known species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss and 195 species of lichen found in Grand Canyon National Park. This variety is largely due to the 6,000 foot elevation change from the river up to the highest point on the North Rim. More...