Best Lookout Points at Grand Canyon’s North Rim

Grand Canyon’s North Rim may not be as well-known as the South Rim, but its majesty is comparable. Less crowded than the South Rim, North Rim lookout points offer panoramic views at heights that soar above 8,000 feet. If you’ve never been to the North Rim, it’s an entirely different experience than the South Rim … Read more

“Green Steam” at Grand Canyon Railroad

First developed in the United Kingdom during the 19th century, the steam locomotive was a marvel of its day, a method of transportation which defined the American landscape through much of the 19th and early 20th centuries. An incredibly “visual” machine which inspires awe through its large frame, and heavy, loud movements, the steam engine, … Read more

10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Grand Canyon

Do you know these facts about the Grand Canyon? Test your knowledge about one of the United States’ most popular natural attractions! With about five million visitors every single year, the Grand Canyon is one of the United States’ most popular naturally occurring tourist attractions, as there are many Grand Canyon tours, Grand Canyon hotels and sights … Read more

Botanical Illustrations Shine a Light on Grand Canyon’s Rare Plant Species

Fifty botanical illustrations depicting Grand Canyon National Park’s interesting, rare, and sensitive plant species are on display at Kolb Studio on the South Rim starting Friday, July 2, 2010. The exhibition Grand Canyon’s Green Heart: The Unsung Legacy of Plants brings to light the park’s incredibly diverse plant communities and the National Park Service’s efforts to preserve and protect … Read more

A Virtual Field Trip to the Grand Canyon

For decades, the Grand Canyon National Park has been a popular tourist attraction. In fact, millions (anywhere between 2 to 5 million) of people each year go and visit the Park. A trip to the Grand Canyon is a lot of fun for the whole family. For kids, the National Park has designed three programs … Read more

Working to Save the Endangered Humpback Chub

The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Bureau of Reclamation are working together to save an endangered freshwater fish, the humpback chub. The latest effort was the June 23, 2010, translocation of 300 young fish from the Colorado River to Shinumo Creek, near the Kaibab Plateau on Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim. … Read more

Grand Canyon Firefighters Managing a Wildfire on the North Rim

The National Park Service is advising visitors of three wildfires currently burning in different areas on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Lightning strikes from a passing thunderstorm late in the first week of June caused the fires, which were noticed between Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12. Two of the fires–the Walla … Read more

New Cultural Center and Book to Document the History of Arizona’s Hualapai Tribe

Earlier this year, the Hualapai Native American tribe celebrated the opening of a cultural center in the Hualapai Nation’s capital, Peach Springs, Arizona. Several hundred people were in attendance, including guests from other Native American tribes. Dancing, drumming, and singing accompanied the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The center will be a place that preserves the Hualapai culture, … Read more