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$500 million in deferred maintenance in Arizona's national parks

National parks in Arizona have over $516 million in deferred maintenance needs with Grand Canyon accounting for $329 million of that. This is out of a national total of $11.5 billion of maintenance needs according to a report from the...Show More Summary

Gray wolf killed in Utah identified as same wolf seen in Grand Canyon

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

An endangered gray wolf killed in Utah by a hunter nearly two months ago was identified Wednesday as the same wolf that was seen in Grand Canyon National Park last year, a sighting that had ignited hopes among conservationists that the species might return to the area.

Drake Kramer: 21-Year-Old Hiker Goes Missing At Grand Canyon National Park

Drake Kramer left on Sunday for a hike in Grand Canyon National Park, and now after one week with no trace of the 21-year-old search efforts are expanding. Arizona authorities said Kramer hasn’t been seen since checking out of the Bright Angel Lodge on Sunday morning. Show More Summary

Here's What a New Year's Snow Fall Looks Like at the Grand Canyon

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This photo from the Grand Canyon National Park Service shows what the park looked like on January 1, 2015. Snow blanketed the whole thing, with clouds promising another dusting. Read more...

The Grand Canyon Became A Winter Wonderland This New Year’s

On the morning of New Year’s Day, the Grand Canyon received a perfect dusting of crisp snow, transforming the already-gorgeous park into a wintry paradise. National Park Service staff members captured stunning photos of the snowstorm’s aftermath including panorama shots, which you can see more of here. What a magical start to the year! [Neatorama] [Images [...]

Snowstorm in the Grand Canyon

3 months agoHumor : Neatorama

(Photo: National Park Service) Last month, we got to see the Grand Canyon filled to the brim with fog. On this past New Year's Eve, snow poured into the Grand Canyon area, making it a winter wonderland. Many of the roads remained open, but driving over them could be hazardous. Show More Summary

Storm transforms Grand Canyon into 'winter wonderland'

A rare winter storm dumped a heap of snow on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on New Year's Day, turning the desert treasure into a "winter wonderland." The roads were snow-packed and icy on Thursday, the National Park Service wrote...Show More Summary

It's Snowing in the Grand Canyon Right Now, and It Looks Beautiful

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Thanks to the wonderful Twitter feed from the park rangers at the Grand Canyon National Park, we have this incredible shot of a light dusting of snow that fell over the Grand Canyon today. Read more...

Grand Canyon Cloud Inversion

The Grand Canyon National Park Service shared this time-lapse of a temperature inversion at the beautiful canyon. Trapped by warm air, a huge mass of fog blanketed the canyon, ebbing and flowing like water at a beach.

Amazing Photos Show Clouds Filling The Grand Canyon

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The Grand Canyon National Park sent out amazing photos of the event yesterday; on Friday, they posted a time-lapse video.

Sea of clouds cover the Grand Canyon in rare weather event

A sea of thick cloud covers the Grand Canyon. Image from the National Park Service. Imagine showing up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the Grand Canyon in Arizona only to find the deep ravine completely covered by clouds. If you went today, that’s what you saw — a rare total cloud inversion just below the rim. Show More Summary

A Wolf at Grand Canyon: Will She Survive?

For the first time since the 1940s, there's a wolf roaming the Grand Canyon. The wolf has been repeatedly photographed at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the nearby Kaibab Plateau since early October. DNA tests on feces...Show More Summary

New Paintings for Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon National Park

I've just delivered ten paintings to the gallery at the historic Kolb Studio at Grand Canyon National Park. As you may recall, the exhibition from the September "Celebration of Art" (the Grand Canyon Plein Air Festival) will run until mid-February. Show More Summary

The Next Glass Walkway?

First in the recent trend of glass walkways came the Grand Canyon Skywalk (2007):[Photo from Grand Canyon National Park]Then The Ledge at Willis Tower's Skydeck (2009):[Photo from Skydeck website]And this year came the Eiffel Tower:[Photo...Show More Summary

National parks consider raising entry fees

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — Visiting the Grand Canyon and other national parks could get a little pricier. The U.S. National Park Service said 115 of its 401 park units plan to seek public comment on entrance fees that could go up starting next year. Show More Summary

Endangered gray wolf could be roaming the Grand Canyon

A wayward gray wolf has been spotted several times this month around the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, according to conservationists. The wolf, which is wearing an inactive radio collar, could be the first of its species to...Show More Summary

70-Year First? Gray Wolf Spotted in Grand Canyon

There's a new visitor roaming the Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim, and it's not exactly the fanny-pack-wearing/Nikon-toting variety: As National Geographic reports, wildlife officials are scrambling to confirm multiple sightings of a "wolf-like animal" that's believed to be a gray wolf—if it is, it would be the first...

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

7 months 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

7 months agoNews : 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.

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