How Drinking Wine Can Assist the California Condor

In 1982 there were only 22 California Condors left in the world. The future looked devastatingly bleak, until the incredible people of The Peregrine Fund stepped in to save the species and change the future of these stunning raptors. Today there are nearly 500 – more than half flying free in Arizona, Utah, California and…

Top Reasons to Visit Grand Canyon in the Winter

Winter is a great time of year to visit the Grand Canyon’s South Rim and here’s a few reasons why we think you will agree: During Winter (non-holiday periods) the park is typically slower and has more room availability and less crowds. Room rates are typically lower than peak periods and non-holiday It’s a beautiful time…

Desert View

Anchored by the Watchtower, Desert View is located 23 miles east of the South Rim, just a 40 minute drive from Grand Canyon Village. It is aptly named as you have panoramic views for well over 100 miles on a clear day.  On your drive out to Desert View the breathtaking overlooks and un-named pullouts, give…

Pets at Grand Canyon National Park

With 12 miles of trails on the South Rim where dogs can go, Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most pet friendly of all the National Parks. So, if you are coming to the Grand Canyon know that you and your pets are welcome. There are a few rules that you will need…

Yavapai Lodge History

It all started in 1956 as a result of the “Mission 66” initiative outlined by the National Park Service (NPS). Mission 66 was a ten-year program that was intended to provide more and better tourist facilities by 1966, in time for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Park Service. As a result of…

Top Ten Grand Canyon Hikes

any options are available for day hikers. Both the South Rim and the North Rim offer rim trail hikes that have spectacular views of the inner canyon, some on paved trails. Or you can choose to day hike into the canyon. Permits are not required for non-commercial day hikes.edited