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 the crowds and we have a few other suggestions as well. They recommend that visitors coming from outside the Park (Tusayan, Williams, Flagstaff, or just driving up for the day) park their vehicle in Tusayan and ride the shuttle from there into the Park. Another suggestion for avoiding the … [Read more...]
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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 place to get visitors safely from the depot to the hotel. The detour is wheelchair and stroller accessible although it is longer and involves an uphill climb. You can read the full announcement here. … [Read more...]
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 camping out, click here:: How to stay safe on your next camping trip … [Read more...]
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. For more travel cool packing tips, please click here:: Summer Travel Tips … [Read more...]
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 to grow. For more details on this recognition, click here:: Northern AZ land managers recognized for leadership in fire management … [Read more...]