Beginning this fall, an eight-mile trail will allow cyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians to enter the park on foot (or hoof). This latest installment in the “Greenway” (a park trail system conceived during the 1995 General Management Plan) will allow locals and visitors alike to travel to and from Grand Canyon Village and the neighboring town of Tusayan in a carbon-friendly manner. The trail is being constructed by the NPS trail crew, and is a collaborative effort between Grand Canyon National Park and the US Forest Service. It is being underwritten by a combination of public and private funds. Follow this link for more information http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/progress-on-multi-use-trail-connecting-grand-canyon-national-park-with-gateway-town-of-tusayan-continues.htm
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Grand Canyon National Park and the non-profit Grand Canyon Youth recently collaborated on an art-based whitewater rafting trip called Grand Inspiration (GRIN). The program was facilitated by writer and NPS science educator Juliet Oakes, artist and AmeriCorps volunteer Sara Hooker, and photographer and Grand Canyon Field Institute director Mike Buchheit. The young participants produced an exhibit of their work that will be on display in the lobby of park headquarters through August 7th. They shared their impressions and a sample of their art during the evening program at the McKee Amphitheater. This once-a-year journey through the canyon is open to 15-18 year olds. Visit www.gcyouth.org for more information.