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Yes, the Government Can Turn Even the Grand Canyon Into a Money Pit

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Grand Canyon National Park has unrivaled views, and a steady flood of tourists eager for a look, and for a place to get a bite and sleep while they're visiting. So why can't the National Park Service (NPS) get companies to bid on aking...Show More Summary

Lucrative Grand Canyon contract up for bid again

last monthNews : The Newsroom

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — One of the most lucrative contracts in the National Park Service is going out to bid for a third time, after Grand Canyon officials found the previous bids unacceptable.

Girl Dies in 550-Foot Fall at Yellowstone

An eight-year-old California girl died Sunday morning after slipping off a trail and falling 550 feet into the Grand Canyon in Yellowstone National Park. Zahra Allahyari of Poway and her family were visiting when they hiked down to the Brink of the Lower Falls observation platform. Show More Summary

Arizona: More Hotels on the Grand Canyon Rim: Good or Bad?

last monthTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

It may be a remote national park, but the South Rim of the Grand Canyon has always been pretty well equipped with hotels. There's the El Tovar Hotel (above), which opened in 1905, right on the rim, of course. Dotted around it are other...Show More Summary

Each Year, 250 Hikers Have To Be Rescued From the Grand Canyon. Why?

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The hike down into the Grand Canyon is a rewarding one, full of gorgeous views. It's also, however, a treacherous hike with 250 of the people who attempt the route eventually needed rescue from the National Parks Service. Just what makes it so dangerous? Read more...

The Grand Canyon Is Facing Its Gravest Threat In Its 95-Year History

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Developers want to put gondolas, hotels and shops in and around the Grand Canyon, in what the National Park Service has called the "most serious threat the park has faced in its 95-year history." Read more...

An Insider's View of the Grand Canyon

Here are the best South Rim trails, lookouts, and sights most tourists miss, according to Martin Behr of National Parks Revealed.

The Superlative Land of Strange Standing Stones (Part III): Bryce Canyon National Park

3 months agoAcademics / Geology : Geotripper

One of the mysteries of the origin of the Grand Canyon involves the fact that early rivers flowed in the opposite direction of the Colorado River that exists today. Some of those early rivers ended in lakes that covered hundreds or thousands...Show More Summary

A Land of Strange Standing Stones, and an Odd Connection to the Grand Canyon

3 months agoAcademics / Geology : Geotripper

There are a lot of strange landscapes on the Colorado Plateau and otherworldly scenes. Some are famous enough as to not surprise first time visitors, such as the spires and hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park. But others are hidden, strung along gravel roads far off the beaten track. Show More Summary

Endangered Razorback Sucker Fish Return to Spawn in Grand Canyon

After returning to the lower Colorado River in 2012 after a 22-year absence, the endangered razorback sucker fish is now spawning in Grand Canyon National Park, scientists announced on June 18. Biologists discovered larval razorbackShow More Summary

North American National Park #12: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

There is little I can say about the Grand Canyon that you probably don’t already know. It is the largest canyon on Earth. It is one of the greatest wonders in nature (despite the ridiculous voting the 7 Natural Wonders competition). It is also one of the three crown jewels in the US National Park [...]

North American National Park #10 – Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite is considered one of the “Big 3? in the US National Parks System (the other two being Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon). Its proximity to San Francisco makes it a popular park, and the works of Ansel Adams has given it a place in the American psyche. Yosemite should be on everyone’s list of [...]

‘Yikaisdaha’, An Enthralling Time-Lapse Video of the Skies Above Arizona

4 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Taken from the Navajo word for Milky Way, “Yikaisdaha” is a short video by Toronto filmmaker Gavin Heffernan that compiles some truly beautiful shots of the clear night sky above Grand Canyon National Park and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Arizona. Heffernan also uses the opportunity to play with some visual effects, creating kaleidoscopic [...]

You've Been Looking At The Grand Canyon Wrong

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's tempting, when one visits Grand Canyon National Park, to focus attention on the mammoth hole in the ground (both for safety and for gawking purposes). This timelapse, though, makes a pretty good argument in favor of looking up. Read more...

Timelapse: Milky Way and Star Trails in Navajo Country

4 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Filmmaker Gavin Heffernan, whose beautiful atmospheric time-lapses we've shared on Boing Boing many times, sends a dazzling timelapse from Navajo Country: Grand Canyon National Park and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Read the r...

Grand Canyon Plane Crash Site Is Now A National Landmark

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Parks Service has designated the site of a devastating 1956 plane crash as a National Historic Landmark. On June 30th of that year, a Trans World Airlines (TWA) Lockheed Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collided at 21,000 feet over the Grand Canyon. It was the deadliest civilian air crash to date. Read more...

Why a 1956 Plane Crash Site in the Grand Canyon Was Named a Landmark

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In 1956 two planes collided over the Arizona desert, killing all 128 people on board and scattering the debris deep inside the Grand Canyon. This week, the National Park Service designated the crash site a National Historic Landmark—even though they don't actually want you to go visit it. Read more...

Grand Canyon Bison Running Amok In Park, Officials Consider Shooting Them

Grand Canyon bison are starting to overrun the national park where they make their home, leading officials to consider a system of either trapping or shooting the animals to trim their numbers. Visitors to the park are very familiar with the nearly 2,500 pound animals, which can be seen near the entrance of the North...

Five Best National Park Apps

Spring and summer offer excellent weather conditions to explore the many national parks located throughout the US. From the ever-so-popular Grand Canyon to the more remote Denali National Park and Preserve, these magnificent and expansive parks are perfect options for active boomer travel. Whether you’re more of the glamping type or one of those “I’m […]

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