grand canyon Archives

Obama actions on public lands may be difficult for Trump to undo

Like Bears Ears, the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado River in the Grand Canyon has spiritual and cultural importance to tribes, one reason that groups want the president to make 1.7 million acres around the canyon a new national monument. (Photo by Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News)
by in Experience AZ Magazine

President Barack Obama could cement his environmental legacy by taking executive action to designate nearly 4 million acres of Western land as national monuments before leaving office next month. And it may be one legacy of the Obama administration that incoming President Donald Trump will have a hard time unraveling after he takes office. But… Read More →

Latino groups back monument status for areas near Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Adventures - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012
by in Experience AZ Magazine

Anakarina Rodriguez traveled from southern Arizona to Washington with a message for President Barack Obama: designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument. “I remember being a little girl and traveling to the Grand Canyon for the first time ever,” Rodriguez said. “I remember seeing vividly this amazing wonder of the… Read More →

Arizona Forward honors environmental excellence

Northern Arizona University’s International Pavilion earned the coveted President’s Award at Arizona Forward’s 36th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards.

Deemed a “building of the future,” Northern Arizona University’s International Pavilion earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 36th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP. Jurists praised the facility as among the greenest building of its kind in the world. Arizona Forward celebrated the 36th anniversary of its historic program… Read More →

Officials rally to protect Grand Canyon lands

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Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, on Tuesday urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process. Grijalva said he was calling on the president to invoke the Antiquities Act after becoming convinced that his bill to create the same monument… Read More →

Advocates press for more Grand Canyon funding

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Grand Canyon National Park officials say the park should break last year’s record of 5.5 million visitors this year, but advocates are worried the park may not be able to handle such large crowds. They note that the park has $371.6 million in deferred maintenance projects, according to a National Park Service report, part of… Read More →

Enchantment Resort offers Grand Canyon flyovers

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Sedona-based Enchantment Resort will be launching a new adventure package for guests to explore the Grand Canyon in a unique manner, in honor of the Centennial Anniversary of National Parks taking place this August. The “Over-the-Top Grand Canyon Adventure Package” takes up to four guests on a once in a lifetime experience where they’ll embark on a breathtaking… Read More →

New support to protect 1.7M acres at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Adventures - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012
by in Experience AZ Magazine

Backers of a bill that would create a new national monument on 1.7 million acres of federal land around the Grand Canyon touted a new survey Thursday that they said shows broad support for the plan. The telephone survey of likely voters across the state found 80 percent of respondents said they somewhat supported or… Read More →

Grand Canyon Railway fires up 1923 steam engine

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The fabled Grand Canyon Railway will fire up its 1923 steam engine for a total of 16 scheduled runs from Williams, Arizona, to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in 2016 (total of 65 miles each way). It is estimated that less than 100 steam engines still regularly run in the U.S., thus making… Read More →

Grand Canyon West tops 1 million visitors

Grand Canyon Adventures - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

A soaring number of visitors to the Grand Canyon Skywalk and other Grand Canyon West tourism attractions  made 2015 a record year for the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation. On Monday, Dec. 21 the Grand Canyon West venues recorded their record-breaking one millionth visitor for 2015. The milestone was celebrated by treating Jenny and Mike Kim,… Read More →

‘Tis the season for Grand Canyon Railway special events

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Digits on the thermometer may be dropping, but the event calendar for the Grand Canyon Railway is just heating up. It’s holiday season for the Railway and that means specialty trains and special rates galore. From the Railway’s festive Pumpkin Patch Train and the area’s popular Harvest Festival, to the magical holiday excursion, THE POLAR EXPRESS… Read More →

Papillon Group pilots go pink for breast cancer awareness

Papillon Group pilots will wear pink epaulettes during the entire month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The ornamental pink epaulette shoulder piece will be worn by every pilot during every tour throughout the month to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness. The tradition began in 2013 when one of Papillon Group’s own pilots… Read More →

Grand Canyon at confluence of money and conservation

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When Renae Yellowhorse comes to the area of the Grand Canyon where the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers meet, she feels the presence of her late father. She says she sees him in the desert blooms, feels him in the breeze and senses him when she takes steps toward the edge of the canyon. But… Read More →

Arizona’s hospitality industry embraces global market

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Arizona has the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Sedona, but to promote these natural wonders to international travelers is no walk in the park. To showcase Arizona around the globe, it takes detailed research, strategic planning, effective branding and marketing, a global network of industry professionals — and the power to erase any lingering negativity… Read More →

Tickets on sale for Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

There is a pumpkin patch that you can only get to by train, where pumpkins for the picking abound. Activities at the historic Grand Canyon Railway Depot in Williams, Ariz., include a haunted railway car, a hay bale maze, and pumpkin arts and crafts in the Harvest Room. Reserved tickets are now on sale for… Read More →