Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Native American-Alaska Native Heritage Month

In observance of Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month, Grand Canyon National Park is sponsoring a series of special events on Tuesday, November 11 and Wednesday, November 12. All are invited to participate in these presentations and demonstrations as we recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments, contributions, and sacrifices made by First Americans.

Partial Solar Eclipse Thursday

Partial solar eclipse (NASA)

On Thursday, October 23 from 2:15 to 4:45 pm, view the partial solar eclipse with park rangers at the South Rim Visitor Center. The peak will be at 3:36 pm with the sun's disk about 40% covered. Click here for more details.

Grand Canyon from Space

Grand Canyon from Space

The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is a favorite for astronauts shooting photos from the International Space Station, as well as one of the best-known tourist attractions in the world. The steep walls of the Colorado River canyon and its many side canyons make an intricate landscape that contrasts with the dark green, forested plateau to the north and south.

Seasonal Closures Begin at North Rim

The staff on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin to shut down most visitor services and facilities on Thursday, October 16; the North Rim will remain open to visitors through December 1 or until snow closes Highway 67 leading into the park.

Free Park Entrance on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27 with fee-free entrance at Grand Canyon and all 401 national park units across the country. Park visitors are reminded that fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, tours, or use of concessions. Visitors who plan to spend time in the park beyond September 27th will need to pay the regular entrance fee for the remainder of their stay.

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act on September 25th and National Public Lands Day on the September 27, 2014.

6th Annual 2014 Celebration of Art

The Grand Canyon Association is pleased to present the 6th Annual Celebration of Art. Each year, a group of artists gather at Grand Canyon National Park for the Celebration of Art presented by Grand Canyon Association. Proceeds from the event go toward a fund to establish a permanent art venue at Grand Canyon.

For more information, contact Kathy Duley 480-277-0458, email, or visit the website,


Celebrate Wildlife Day on Saturday, September 13

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Grand Canyon National Park will dedicate the park as a Globally Important Bird Area as part of its 7th Annual Celebrate Wildlife Day. The dedication ceremony for the Globally Important Bird Area designation will take place at Yaki Point at 1:30 pm.Visitors who wish to participate in this ceremony should take the east-bound Kaibab/Rim Route (orange) shuttle bus from Grand Canyon Visitor Center no later than 12:45 pm. Event attendees can visit with the HawkWatch volunteers immediate following the ceremony.

Permits Required for Organized Rim-to-Rim and Extended Day Hikes and Running

The National Park Service (NPS) will begin issuing Special Use Permits on an interim basis for organized, non-commercial rim-to-rim and extended day hiking and running in the inner canyon of Grand Canyon National Park. The inner canyon is defined as the area below Tonto Platform (Tipoff and Indian Garden) from the South Rim and below Manzanita Resthouse (Pumphouse Residence) from the North Rim. Permits will be issued to groups with activities planned for after September 15, 2014.

Free Admission to All National Parks on Monday, August 25

In celebration of the National Park Service’s 98th birthday all 401 national park units, including Grand Canyon National Park will waive entrance fees on Monday, August 25, 2014.


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