Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park was established in 1919 on February 26 by by president Woodrow Wilson. A little over 4 million people come to the park annually. The park consists of of the main canyon with many smaller canyons running off it that vary greatly in depth and features. The areas around the Grand Canyon itself are primarily where vistors frequent called the North Rim and South Rim. There are more areas of the park that aren't as easily accesible and are only visited with the assistance of pack animals.

Grand Canyon National Park Info


Grand Canyon National Park

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News

Grand Canyon National Park Accessible to Public during Partial Government Shutdown

During the partial shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Park roads, lookouts, and trails at Grand Canyon National Park will remain accessible to visitors. Visitor services provided by park concessioners and other entities will also remain open and operational, including lodging, restaurants and food service, grocery stores, retail locations, bicycle rental, concessioner provided tours, and park shuttle operations.

Grand Canyon News Release: Park accessibility and services made possible through recreation fee dollars and support from the State of Arizona

Using revenue generated by recreation fees Grand Canyon National Park has reopened the South Rim and Desert View entrance stations to provide information and safety messages to visitors. 

Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Services Reopen Following End of Government Shutdown

Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Grand Canyon National Park will resume regular operations this week, including opening visitor centers, offering ranger programs, opening permit offices, and collecting fees at entrance stations.

Grand Canyon National Park Photos

Layers in Arizona

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Layers in Arizona

And If Guilty's the Question, Truth is the Answer

Thomas Hawk posted a photo:

And If Guilty's the Question, Truth is the Answer

Enter the Blue Hour at the Rim

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Enter the Blue Hour at the Rim

Cloudy Morning Over Bright Angel Trail

Sim Br posted a photo:

Cloudy Morning Over Bright Angel Trail

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Desert View Watchtower (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

cmh2315fl posted a photo:

Desert View Watchtower (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

Historic 1932 Desert View Watchtower on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Also known as the Indian Watchtower at Desert View. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 (NRHP No. 94001503 as the Desert View Watchtower Historic District).

Designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter and based on the architecture of the ancestral Puebloan people of the Colorado Plateau. The Desert View Watchtower is one of four buildings included in the 1987 Mary Jane Colter Buildings National Historic Landmark. The others are the Hopi House, The Lookout and Hermit's Rest.

Grand Canyon TWA - United Airlines Aviation Accident Site Historical Marker (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

cmh2315fl posted a photo:

Grand Canyon TWA - United Airlines Aviation Accident Site Historical Marker (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

Historic Marker for the June 30, 1956 mid-air collision over the Grand Canyon. In 2014, the site was designated as a National Historic Landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP No. 14000280).

Desert View Watchtower (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

cmh2315fl posted a photo:

Desert View Watchtower (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

Historic 1932 Desert View Watchtower on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Also known as the Indian Watchtower at Desert View. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 (NRHP No. 94001503 as the Desert View Watchtower Historic District).

Designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter and based on the architecture of the ancestral Puebloan people of the Colorado Plateau. The Desert View Watchtower is one of four buildings included in the 1987 Mary Jane Colter Buildings National Historic Landmark. The others are the Hopi House, The Lookout and Hermit's Rest.

Desert View Watchtower (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

cmh2315fl posted a photo:

Desert View Watchtower (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

Historic 1932 Desert View Watchtower on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Also known as the Indian Watchtower at Desert View. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 (NRHP No. 94001503 as the Desert View Watchtower Historic District).

Designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter and based on the architecture of the ancestral Puebloan people of the Colorado Plateau. The Desert View Watchtower is one of four buildings included in the 1987 Mary Jane Colter Buildings National Historic Landmark. The others are the Hopi House, The Lookout and Hermit's Rest.

Grand Canyon TWA - United Airlines Aviation Accident Site Historical Marker (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

cmh2315fl posted a photo:

Grand Canyon TWA - United Airlines Aviation Accident Site Historical Marker (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

Historic Marker for the June 30, 1956 mid-air collision over the Grand Canyon. In 2014, the site was designated as a National Historic Landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP No. 14000280).

Desert View Watchtower (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

cmh2315fl posted a photo:

Desert View Watchtower (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

Historic 1932 Desert View Watchtower on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Also known as the Indian Watchtower at Desert View. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 (NRHP No. 94001503 as the Desert View Watchtower Historic District).

Designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter and based on the architecture of the ancestral Puebloan people of the Colorado Plateau. The Desert View Watchtower is one of four buildings included in the 1987 Mary Jane Colter Buildings National Historic Landmark. The others are the Hopi House, The Lookout and Hermit's Rest.

Sunset Light into the Canyon

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Sunset Light into the Canyon

Grand Canyon Waiting for Sunset

Daniel-Godin posted a photo:

Grand Canyon Waiting for Sunset

I love the depth and scale of this photo. If you look closely at the top right you can see two people sitting on the edge waiting for sunset. The Grand Canyon was such a cool place and I can’t wait to go back. Next time I’ll make it to the bottom.

Full gallery can be found HERE: www.danielgodin.photography/…/03-09-18-03-14-18-Gr…/

Photo taken on March 11th, 2018 at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Canon 5D mark IV, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II. 70mm, f/9, 1/320s, ISO-500.

On a Ledge

Katelynn Manz posted a photo:

On a Ledge

A photo of Nico hiking along the edge of the Grand Canyon with a daypack, with a cliff wall along the left side of him, and off in the distance on the right.

Desert Trail

Katelynn Manz posted a photo:

Desert Trail

A photo of a boulder along the side of a dusty trail through plains leading up to plateaus.

Ridge Stairway

Katelynn Manz posted a photo:

Ridge Stairway

A photo of rock lined steps along a narrow, rocky hill, with dusty, sparse shrubs coating the red rock layers leading to different bluffs down into the Grand Canyon, with many cliffs in the distance.

Fossils at Redwall Cavern

Jerry Sue Bassalleck posted a photo:

Fossils at Redwall Cavern

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North Canyon HDR effect

Jerry Sue Bassalleck posted a photo:

North Canyon HDR effect

Gorgeous picture taken by Andrew (Drew) Eschbacher, a professional photographer who was on our trip. His photos from this trip, and many others are posted on Flickr, and check out his website for others.

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Jerry Sue Bassalleck posted a photo:

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Love the lighting in this one.

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Jerry Sue Bassalleck posted a photo:

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We were wedged in, and I was holding Ira up, as it was over her head!

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Jerry Sue Bassalleck posted a photo:

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