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2014-08-01 20:20:22

Those looking to make the trek from the glitz of Las Vegas to the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon can do so with ease, comfort and safety in a rental from State Van LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As soon you land in Las Vegas for the first time, it's easy to see why the city is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. There's certainly plenty to see and do - so much that it can actually be a bit overwhelming. That's why it's such a great relief to...

2014-07-09 23:12:58

Arizona Cycling Tours, a Tucson-based bicycle touring company that specializes in providing unique cycling tours in the state of Arizona, is pleased to announce the dates for their fall 2014 Sedona/Grand Canyon Tour. Tucson, Az. (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Arizona Cycling Tours (ACT) is pleased to announce the dates for the fall 2014 Sedona/Grand Canyon Tour. Tour start dates are Sept 24th, 2014 and Oct 8th, 2014. Visit http://www.arizonacyclingtours.com for complete tour information. This...

National Park Service Bans All Aerial Drones
2014-06-21 17:34:05

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Imagine if you will, you have packed up the family, Griswold style, for a vacation to see the splendors of America. There you are, on the cusp of the Grand Canyon watching the most majestic sunset ever when, out of nowhere, the scene is spoiled by the low buzzing not of a swarm of mosquitoes but rather by an inconsiderate operator of an unmanned aerial vehicle, better known to you and me as a drone. Thankfully, with a ruling by...

2014-05-31 23:07:23

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their Grand Canyon Adventure and California Condor tour, running September 23-30, 2014. On this professionally guided eco-tour, travelers will have the rare opportunity to observe the release of a group of California Condors into the wild. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Naturalist Journeys’ partnership to present a guided tour of the Grand Canyon California Condor release area with the Nature and...

2014-05-29 12:26:56

WILLIAMS, Ariz., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) is celebrating Father's Day weekend with something new: the first-ever Williams Train Days, a hands-on tribute and experience saluting the glory days of train travel in the Southwest and the great American automobile on Route 66. This historic operating railroad is firing up its 1923 steam engine for the occasion and pulling out rarely seen equipment, rolling-stock and memorabilia. To complement the glory...

2014-03-31 23:04:39

Naturalist Journeys announces a landscape, wildlife and birding tour to the Grand Canyon and four other Southwestern National Parks September 18-27, 2014. Tour participants enjoy a living classroom for studying geology, geography, birding, and nature as they travel with expert guides. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef, and Grand Staircase-Escalante are national parks and monuments visited by top birding and wildlife company Naturalist...

Grand Canyon And Colorado River Now On Google Maps
2014-03-15 06:41:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having already added the Taj Mahal and the Base Camp at Mt. Everest – Google Maps has just made the Colorado River available to digital explorers. Using images captured on an 8-day rafting excursion down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, Google has made the “America’s Most Endangered River” available to see for anyone with internet access and a web browser. The nonprofit organization American Rivers, which has...

2014-02-10 23:24:25

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions, authorized Grand Canyon National Park Concessionaire, has announced availability on two May Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacations. The trips are scheduled for May 10-12 and May 22-24 and the cost is $1295.00 per person. Grand Canyon, AZ (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has announced availability on two May Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacations. The trips are scheduled for May 10-12 and May 22-24, 2014 and are all-inclusive...

2014-02-06 23:01:30

National Parks Conservation Association, Dine’ CARE, To Nizhoni Ani, the Grand Canyon Trust, the San Juan Citizens Alliance and Sierra Club ask Sec. Sally Jewell to certify the negative impact on Grand Canyon National Park by the Navajo Generating Station. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 For decades, air pollution from Navajo Generating Station (NGS) has plagued the Grand Canyon, which sits just 12 miles from the outdated coal-fired power plant, according to the National...

Grand Canyon May Not Be As Old As Once Thought
2014-01-27 08:50:13

[ Watch the Video: How Old Is The Grand Canyon? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous theories have pegged the age of the Grand Canyon at 70 million years ago, but a new study published by Nature Geoscience has found that the American icon was completely formed 5 to 6 million years ago when shorter segments of canyon united to form an expansive chasm. “I think we’ve resolved the 140-year-long debate about the age of the Grand Canyon,” Karl Karlstrom, a...


Latest Grand Canyon Reference Libraries

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2013-11-01 16:08:30

Kaibab National Forest is located in Arizona and borders the Grand Canyon in the north and south. It was established in 1909 and is separated into two areas known as the North Kaibab Ranger District and the South Kaibab Ranger District. The Grand Canyon forms a natural boundary between the two districts, which make up about 1.6 million acres of land. The elevations in the forest vary between 5,500 feet and 10,418 feet. This national forest holds four designated wilderness areas including...

Bryce Canyon National Park
2013-04-17 23:38:39

Bryce Canyon National Park is located in the southwestern portion of Utah in the United States. The park holds 35,835 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes like the Basketmaker Anasazi and the Paiute Indians. The first explorers of European and American ancestry visited the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many explorers searched the area for viable farming and ranching grounds. A scientific expedition traveled into the area in 1872, led by John Wesley Powell....

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
2013-04-17 23:31:23

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in the western portion of Colorado in the United States. The park holds 30,750 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans, including the Ute people. The first recorded American presence in the area occurred in 1881, when the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad encountered the area, taking nearly two years to build a line through the canyon. This railroad moved from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City and was a main line...

Grand Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 15:03:05

Grand Canyon National Park is located in the American state of Arizona and is the country’s fifteenth established park. The main feature of the park is the Grand Canyon, which is a gorge of the Colorado River, and is often thought of as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park contains 1,217,262 acres of land. It was established as an official national park in 1919, but the area was already well known as a landmark for thirty years. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt...

2012-06-14 09:54:16

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