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  • Expect Cooler Nights with No Precipitation Forecast through the Remainder of the 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 »

RSS Feed Information

What is RSS?

RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary, is an easy way to keep up with your favorite news and information. An RSS feed contains headlines, summaries, and links to full stories. If you click an RSS link, you may see XML (or eXtensible Markup Language) code in your browser.

What is an RSS reader?

An RSS reader is a software program that collects and displays RSS feeds. It allows you to scan headlines from a number of sources in a central location.

Where can I get an RSS reader?

Most web browsers (such as Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer) have built in RSS readers. If you are using a browser that doesn't support RSS, a wide range of RSS readers are available online.

How do I use RSS feeds?

First, choose an RSS reader. Each reader has a slightly different way of adding a new feed or "channel" so you need to follow the directions for your reader. However, for the most part, this is how it works:

  1. click on the link or RSS icon near the feed you want, a web page displaying the RSS feed (it might appear as XML code) will open.
  2. then you will do one of the following, depending on your RSS reader, either copy the URL (web address) that appears in your browser's Address Bar and paste that URL into the "Add New Channel" section of the reader OR click on a link in your web browser to add the RSS feed
  3. once the RSS feed has been added to your reader, the feed displays and is regularly updated by your reader.

RSS feeds are commonly labeled with the following icons:

rss buttons

What Grand Canyon RSS feeds are available?


For more information about U.S. Government RSS feeds, please visit the RSS Library Reference Center on usa.gov.

What Grand Canyon podcast feeds are available?

For more information about U.S. Government podcast feeds, please visit
Podcasts from the U.S. Government at usa.gov

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.