Ride the Free Shuttle and Avoid the Long Lines over the Fourth

Grand Canyon National Park has seen a 20 percent increase in visitation this year, compared to 2014. As a result, traffic regularly backs up at all entrance stations, with the longest wait time between 9 am and 4 pm. Waits during those times can last 30 minutes or more, particularly on weekends. Once in the park, visitors can also expect parking lots, especially at Grand Canyon Visitor Center, to start reaching capacity by 10 am. Read more about Ride the Free Shuttle and Avoid the Long Lines over the Fourth

Grand Canyon Named one the USA's Most-Endangered Historic Places

Walkway from Train Station to El Tovar will be Closed July 1 to October 31

Starting July 1st, Grand Canyon National Park's Trail Crew will begin repairs to the trail and staircase between the train depot and the El Tovar Hotel. During the repairs, crews will close the trail and staircase, but walkers will be able to reach the Rim Trail and the El Tovar Hotel via a clearly marked detour. Read more about Walkway from Train Station to El Tovar will be Closed July 1 to October 31

Astronomers to Provide Free Telescope Viewing at Grand Canyon National Park, June 13-20

Grand Canyon Star Party

The twenty-fifth annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held from Saturday, June 13 through Saturday, June 20, 2015 on the South and North rims of Grand Canyon National Park. National parks such as Grand Canyon are protective harbors for some of the last remaining dark skies in this country. Read more about Astronomers to Provide Free Telescope Viewing at Grand Canyon National Park, June 13-20

Grand Canyon to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Special Guests Todd and Gary Himaka

Grand Canyon National Park will host guests Todd and Gary Himaka for a special Ranger Rendezvous program on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 pm at Yavapai Geology Museum in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPIH) Month. Visitors are invited to join in on this short walk along the Rim Trail, where the Himakas and rangers from Grand Canyon and the Horace Albright Training Center will help promote AAPIH Month and the Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative. Read more about Grand Canyon to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Special Guests Todd and Gary Himaka

Entrance and Backcountry Fee Increase

Effective June 1, 2015, Grand Canyon National Park will increase park entrance fees and the cost of overnight backcountry permits. The current park entrance fees have been in place since 2006. Grand Canyon began charging for overnight backcountry permits in 1997 and last modified backcountry fees in 2000. Read more about Entrance and Backcountry Fee Increase

Tusayan Shuttle Resumes Service May 23

The National Park Service (NPS) will again offer shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon National Park and the neighboring town of Tusayan, Arizona in 2015. The Tusayan Route will be available from Saturday, May 23, 2015 through Friday, September 25, 2015 and will run at 20-minute intervals between 8 am and 9:30 pm daily. Read more about Tusayan Shuttle Resumes Service May 23

Alternative Spring Break at Grand Canyon

While many college students lounged on beaches for spring break, 82 students from eight colleges and universities spent their time supporting Grand Canyon National Park's wildland fire crew as part of an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program. Read more about Alternative Spring Break at Grand Canyon

North Rim Opens May 15

Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim will open for the season on Friday, May 15. All park services, including the Visitor Center and campground, will open, as well as concessionaire services such as Grand Canyon Lodge. The Cape Royal and Point Imperial roads will also open. Read more about North Rim Opens May 15

Grand Canyon Joins National Find Your Park Movement

Grand Canyon National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched March 30 by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service. Read more about Grand Canyon Joins National Find Your Park Movement

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