Expect Long Waits at South Rim Entrance Station This Weekend

Visitation to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in 2015 is already up compared to 2014.  That means that you should expect long waits at South Rim Entrance Station this 4th of July Weekend according to a news release from the National Park Service.  They have some suggestions for ways to avoid some of […]

South Rim Walkway Temporarily Closed for Repair

The Park Service has announced that beginning today (July 1, 2015) the South Rim walkway and stairs between the South Rim train depot and the historic El Tovar Hotel will be closed until repairs can be made.  Construction is expected to be complete by October 31st.  In the mean time, a detour will be in […]

Pay More to Visit Grand Canyon?

Pay More to Visit Grand Canyon? For the first time since 1997 Grand Canyon National Park is considering an increase in entrance fees.  They are proposing an increase for a single vehicle entrance fee from $25 to $30 for a seven-day pass, and the individual and motorcycle rate of $12 would increase to $15 per individual […]

Annual Flooding of Grand Canyon

Flooding the Grand Canyon

Release Scheduled for 2014 If you will be in the East Rim area during the next couple of days (November 11 to 13th) you may be able to witness the release of water from Glen Canyon Dam that will flood the Grand Canyon via the Colorado River.  Flooding began yesterday.  Water has been released during November […]