Seasonal Closures at North Rim Beginning October 16

North Rim operations will begin seasonal shut-down of most visitor services on Friday, October 16. The North Rim will remain open to visitors, closing for winter on Tuesday, December 1 or until snow closes State Highway 67 leading into the park.

Regularly scheduled ranger-led programs will continue through Thursday, October 15 with the final evening program beginning at 8 pm that night. Beginning October 16, the North Rim Visitor Center will be staffed through October 24, open from 10 am –4 pm daily.


Earth Science Week, October 11-17, 2015

Earth Science Week poster

Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate Earth Science Week (ESW) and National Fossil Day festivities during the week of October 11-17, 2015.

ESW promotes understanding and appreciation of the earth sciences and their relevance to our daily lives. National Fossil Day, part of ESW, fosters a greater appreciation of the scientific and educational value of fossils and promotes public stewardship of fossil sites. A natural laboratory and classroom, Grand Canyon is an ideal place to celebrate ESW.


Cultural Demonstrations at Desert View Watchtower

Starting September 26 the Desert View Watchtower will again host a cultural demonstrator series. The series provides park visitors the opportunity to interact with members of Grand Canyon National Park's Traditionally Associated Tribes and for the artisans to share their history and crafts. This series is possible with grants from Grand Canyon Association and ArtPlace America.

2015 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, September 12, 2015 - January 18, 2016

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Hosted each year by the Grand Canyon Association, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is an annual event that includes 6 days of art related events followed by a 3 month long exhibition in Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

The exhibit will open with a reception on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 12 noon to 2 pm, which was free and open to the public.

Recent Storm Damage to Tuweep Area Roads

Major storms over the last few days caused significant damage to roads in the Tuweep area of Grand Canyon National Park.

Toroweap Overlook Road remains open; however, visitors will need high clearance vehicles to negotiate ruts, debris, and deep puddles. Visitors should not drive on affected roads on the Kanab Plateau or the Vulcan's Throne Road until at least this weekend, or until drier conditions prevail. Operating a vehicle during muddy conditions which results in damage to roadways is prohibited.

Grand Canyon Welcomes Fourth Graders

Grand Canyon National Park invites all fourth grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House's new Every Kid in a Park program. As of September 1, fourth grade students can now go to to complete an activity and obtain a free annual pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

Desert View Watchtower Hosting the Last Cultural Demonstration of 2015

Grand Canyon National Park's second annual Desert View Cultural Demonstrator Series will come to an end Labor Day weekend, September 5-7. This series provides visitors the opportunity to interact with members of Grand Canyon National Park's 11 Traditionally Associated Tribes and for the artisans to share their history and traditional crafts.

Free Admission August 25, the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service

The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and Grand Canyon National Park wants to give you a present- free admission! The usual entrance fee will be waived for all visitors to Grand Canyon on Tuesday, August 25.

Grant Awarded for Intertribal Cultural Projects At Desert View

ArtPlace America recently announced that the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), on behalf of the tribal heritage project partnership, received a grant of $500,000 to further arts and culture at Desert View in Grand Canyon National Park. The grant will transform Desert View into a place to celebrate, share, and learn about inter-tribal cultural heritage.

Dave Stamey Appears with Alternative Spring Break Citizenship School

On Tuesday, July 28 at 7 pm, Grand Canyon National Park, in concert with the Alternative Break Citizenship School (ABCS), will host award-winning western singer and songwriter Dave Stamey at Shrine of the Ages in Grand Canyon Village. This concert is free and open to the public.


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