Description of Arizona's Monsoon Season Generally when people speak of monsoons it brings a mental image of the horrendous torrential rains that plague Southeastern Asia. In Arizona we speak of monsoon rains when we have thunderstorms that produce two or three inches of rain in an hour or a day because generally Arizona gets less than 10 inches of rainfall per year. To receive two or three inches of moisture in less than a day causes flash flooding and water accumulating in low-lying areas. This is well demonstrated by the massive flooding in Phoenix on September 8, 2014 when part of the … [Read more...]
Visiting Grand Canyon's South Rim
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is the most visited location at Grand Canyon National Park. The Scenic views and vista's are what you are expecting and have been waiting a lifetime to see. The South Rim is open year around and accessible by all. This is your quick guide to South Rim Vacation Planning.
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Replication of 1902 Steam Car Ride To Canyon Two brothers from England are steaming to the Grand Canyon South Rim today and tomorrow. (August 26 & 27, 2014) They bought the Toledo Steam Car in Michigan at an auction in 2004 and have spent the past eight years restoring it. Now they are re-creating a trip made in 1902 by Los Angeles Photographer, Oliver Lippencott, two friends and a guide. The original journey was expected to take about 3 hours but wound up taking 3 days and was plagued with problems from the start. Because the Howell brothers want to avoid the problems they had, … [Read more...]
Location & Directions | Fee Stations: Open & Close | Parking & Shuttle Services | Backcountry Permits Grand Canyon South Rim is located in the Northwest corner of Arizona and can be accessed by Car, Plane and Railway. The town located right at the South Entrance to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is Tusayan, Arizona. The town at the East Entrance to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is Cameron, Arizona. Location & Directions: From Phoenix to South Rim - 3 ½ hours Take I-17 North to Flagstaff, AZ At Flagstaff, take I-40 West to Williams, … [Read more...]
Grand Canyon In Depth A new video series being published by Grand Canyon National Park Service is called Grand Canyon In Depth. Episode 1 will give you a feel for the inside of Grand Canyon. At GrandCanyon.com, we encourage you to join those 5% of visitors that will descend below the rim. Here is a link to some tours you might consider. This new video series explores the natural and human history of Grand Canyon. You can join park rangers, scientists, and historians as they take us beyond the rim of the canyon to discover the diversity of life and the extraordinary beauty of Grand Canyon … [Read more...]
Good News! On July 8th the fire restrictions for the Grand Canyon and surrounding forest were lifted. If you plan to camp you can have a campfire in designated areas but please make sure it is dead out before you leave it. The best way to make sure a campfire is dead out is to pour water on it and then shovel dirt on it and stir it until it is cold to the touch. Make sure there are no warm embers left as the wind can fan embers into a flame. Another option is a charcoal grill but again please make sure there are no charcoal embers left. As always, check before you leave to go camping. … [Read more...]