Free Entry President's Day Weekend

Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in honor of Presidents Day with fee-free entry into the park on Saturday, February 14, 2015 through Monday, February 16, 2015.

Free Park Entry on Martin Luther King Day

Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with fee-free entry into the park on Monday, January 19, 2015.

Park visitors are reminded that fee-free designation applies to entrance fees, commercial tour entrance fees, and transportation entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, guided tours, or use of concessions. Park entrance stations will have the Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them.

Wolves at the Grand Canyon

Gray wolf -National Wildlife Service

The animal spotted on the North Rim in October has been confirmed as a female gray wolf that traveled more than 450 miles to the Grand Canyon. See this article in the Arizona Republic.

Park Entrance Fees Waived on Veterans Day, Nov 11

In honor of those that serve and have served in the United States military, national park units around the country, including Grand Canyon National Park, will be offering everyone fee-free entry on Tuesday, November 11.

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Native American-Alaska Native Heritage Month

In observance of Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month, Grand Canyon National Park is sponsoring a series of special events on Tuesday, November 11 and Wednesday, November 12. All are invited to participate in these presentations and demonstrations as we recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments, contributions, and sacrifices made by First Americans.

Partial Solar Eclipse Thursday

Partial solar eclipse (NASA)

On Thursday, October 23 from 2:15 to 4:45 pm, view the partial solar eclipse with park rangers at the South Rim Visitor Center. The peak will be at 3:36 pm with the sun's disk about 40% covered. Click here for more details.

Grand Canyon from Space

Grand Canyon from Space

The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is a favorite for astronauts shooting photos from the International Space Station, as well as one of the best-known tourist attractions in the world. The steep walls of the Colorado River canyon and its many side canyons make an intricate landscape that contrasts with the dark green, forested plateau to the north and south.

Seasonal Closures Begin at North Rim

The staff on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin to shut down most visitor services and facilities on Thursday, October 16; the North Rim will remain open to visitors through December 1 or until snow closes Highway 67 leading into the park.

Free Park Entrance on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27 with fee-free entrance at Grand Canyon and all 401 national park units across the country. Park visitors are reminded that fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, tours, or use of concessions. Visitors who plan to spend time in the park beyond September 27th will need to pay the regular entrance fee for the remainder of their stay.

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act on September 25th and National Public Lands Day on the September 27, 2014.

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