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More than 100 years ago, John Wesley Powell and a small team of men embarked on what would become one of the most daring expeditions of its kind. Today, a group of boatmen would like to build a museum to celebrate that feat.
The National Parks Service will reimburse parks that stayed open during the 35-day partial government shutdown.
Citing a study commissioned by the county, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors said they will push for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to expand their tourism season.
Before the Grand Canyon became a national park, the land was home to Native American tribes.
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Grand Canyon National Park celebrates its centennial next year. To mark the occasion the National Park Service is working with eleven traditionally associated tribes to tell their stories. Some say the collaboration is a long time coming.
Below The Rim: Life Inside The Grand Canyon
Imagine you’re hiking in the Grand Canyon and you stumble upon a slab of fallen rock. On it are some odd indentations like overly-baked footprints. That’s exactly what happened to a group of hikers on the Bright Angel Trail.
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One of the most extreme Grand Canyon challenges is called a rim-to-rim-to-rim, which usually means running down the South Rim, through the canyon, up the North Rim — then all the way back again. Famed trail runner Cat Bradley has done it eight times.
Every year, more than 5 million people trek to Grand Canyon National Park for a spectacular view. But once you venture down one of its steep trails, you start to enter another world. And like anywhere that’s hard to reach, the Grand Canyon’s backcountry is rich with stories. In "Below The Rim," we tell you a few of them.
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National Geographic writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer Pete McBride take a 650-mile hike through the canyon, and consider what proposed development projects in and around it would mean for one of the country’s most iconic landscapes.
Each year more than 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon, but only about 1 percent of them make it to the Colorado River at the bottom. An even smaller percentage of those visitors are Arizonans. KJZZ's Sarah Ventre shared what it was like to hike the Grand Canyon for the first time.
New research supports the long-held hypothesis that the Grand Canyon is as young as 6 million years. That’s what geologists originally believed before a different study claimed it was tens of millions of years older. The study compares the western Grand Canyon with the Grand Wash Cliffs.

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