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 […]

What is Monsoon Season at the Grand Canyon?

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 […]

Fire Restrictions Lifted at Grand Canyon and the Surrounding Areas

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 […]

…and the train kept a-rollin’: the Grand Canyon Train

Reading that last post (The Grand Canyon Train: the “right track” for your Grand Canyon vacation”), I though to myself, “hmm, it’s almost as though you’re trying to talk people out of taking the Grand Canyon Railway.” Nothing could be further from the truth! But after 25+ years in the Grand Canyon tour industry, I’ve […]

I am trying to plan a vacation for my parents.

Visitor – I am trying to plan a vacation for my parents so I’m looking to see what is available… Rita – Are they interested in visiting the Grand Canyon South Rim? Visitor – What is the South Rim? Rita – The Grand Canyon has “rims” you can visit. Rita – Each one offers a different […]