Grand Canyon, Arizona
The sheer size of the Grand Canyon is overwhelming!
These pages provide a glimpse into the Canyon with suggestions to have a good experience and background information about the history of the Canyon.
The number of visitors to the Grand Canyon has been rising for the past few years. There were 2.2 million visitors to the park between January and June 2004- a 7.2 percent jump over the previous year, according to the National Park Service.
Since 9/11, there had been a drop in visitors- a trend seen by most national parks. That trend is shifting upward as more people are travelling again.
Take a photo tour around the Grand Canyon with several Canyon tours.
Grand Canyon Events
September 5-7, 2009: GRAND CANYON: Labor Day Weekend Festivities featuring Jaye Begay, Grammy nominee artist on Saturday and Hoop Dance contest on Sunday, cowboy and Indian Musician Day and frybread making contest on Monday, 928-856-0717.
September 11-27 GRAND CANYON: 26th Annual Grand Canyon Music Festival - Shrine of the Ages Auditorium, annual series of evening concerts, musicians from around the country, from jazz to classical, $, 7:30 pm, 928-638-9215 or 800-997-8285 or www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org H
September 19-November 1, 2009 GRAND CANYON: Grand Canyon Celebration of Art major art show, see works of some of the best master artists in the nation as they seek to capture the beauty of the timeless Grand Canyon landscape on canvas, free, www.nps.gov/grca
Books on the Grand Canyon
Maps to the Grand Canyon
Travel to the Grand Canyon
Map Guide to the Grand Canyon
by Kent Schulte (Author)
New 2nd Edition printed April, 2007. Improved shaded relief gives a beautiful, detailed & stunning view of the canyon. Mileage info added to all trail junctions, plus cummulative mileage for select segments. Trail profile graphs added. Thoroughly reviewed by Park rangers. Detailed topographic & trail map of 308,000 acres in central Grand Canyon. 1:40,000 scale covers 8 USGS quads. 295 miles of trails shown with trail ratings, descriptions & statistics. Most complete & accurate map of the area. Includes contours, shaded relief, UTM grid, hydrography with springs & drinking water, backcountry use zones for permit planning, and other trip information. Printed on waterproof, tear-tough paper. This map covers the huge core of Grand Canyon National Park. This is the area where 99% of visitors travel and where 90% of backcountry trips take place, and where most trails and reliable water sources are. Hope you like the new edition!
Publisher: Sky Terrain (September 1, 2001)