Wait, Is There A Lost Civilization Buried Beneath the Grand Canyon?

As one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Grand Canyon is a true national treasure. There are countless cool things to do when visiting Grand Canyon National Park at Yavapai Lodge. From hiking to history to stargazing that’s literally out of this world, there’s so much to explore at the Grand Canyon….

Five Grand Canyon restaurants earn Green Restaurant® certification

Five Delaware North-operated restaurants at Grand Canyon National Park are now certified as a Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national nonprofit organization helping restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable. Yavapai Restaurant, Yavapai Tavern and Canyon Village Market & Deli each became 3 Star Certified Green Restaurants, while Desert View Trading…

How was the Grand Canyon formed?

At 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and more than a mile deep, the Grand Canyon is one of the most unusual natural environments anywhere on the planet. More than 4 million people visit each year, staying at resorts nearby such as Yavapai Lodge. But a question many have is: how on Earth…

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…

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.