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 […]

Safety Tips When Camping Outdoors

When you and the family are roughing it, it is important to stay alert and aware when you’re having fun. If you hear thunder seek shelter immediately, such as a nearby large building. Remember that the forests can contain snakes, wasps, and even bears, so take proper precautions. For more tips on staying safe when […]

Cool Packing Tips for Hot Summer Trips

If you’re traveling on a quick summer vacation, you can fit many of your items into a single bag if you are savvy enough. You can keep cables for your phone, tablet, and other electronics in a glasses case. A pill bottle can be a great way to store your jewelry safely in your bag. […]

Canyon Land Managers Praise for Fire Management

Mike Williams, Randall Walker, James Simino, and Danelle D. Harrison were recently honored by the Kaibab National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park for their leadership roles in managing wildland fires across the park’s landscape for the purpose of improving the park’s forest conditions. Managing fire helps the forest’s ecosystem and promotes future fresh vegetation […]