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Arizona National Scenic Trail Exhibit

New Arizona Trail Exhibit Opens at South Rim Gateway to Grand Canyon

Starting this week, the Arizona Trail will now be celebrated worldwide. The Arizona National Scenic Trail is being showcased in a large-scale exhibit at the National Geographic Visitor Center in Tusayan at the entrance to Grand Canyon’s South Rim.

Grand Canyon to Re-Open Oct. 12

Arizona made a deal with the Department of the Interior to reopen Grand Canyon National Park for 10 days starting Saturday, October 12 through October 18. Visitors as well as Grand Canyon area business, tour operators, and park employees should be happy about the news, even if it could be only temporary.

GCNP Closed During Government Shutdown

Grand Canyon National Park is closed during the Federal Government shutdown as of today, October 1, 2013. Here are the facts and some alternative travel plans if you need to make last-minute changes to your Arizona vacation.


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