grand canyon

Mutts and Minerals/Catherine Carter

There are countless places to go for a great view of the Grand Canyon. Akin's Perch is one of them. That's where the artist Louis Aiken - in the early 1900's - painted one of his large-scale works of a storm swallowing up the Canyon. In this month's Canyon Commentary, Scott Thybony visits Akin's Perch to see the monsoon through a painter's eye.

The Havasupai Tribe this week closed all access by commercial hiking guides to the Havasupai Campground. The closure follows animal abuse charges recently brought against a member of the tribe whose horses packed gear for the companies’ clients. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Grand Canyon Trust

A Grand Canyon conservation group has released the first ever climate change plan for the region. It prioritizes concerns such increasing risk of drought and wildfire.

A fundraising arm of Grand Canyon National Park has been awarded a grant to restore murals in a historic watchtower.

Scott Thybony's Canyon Commentary: The Map

May 25, 2016
University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections

There are thousands of maps of the Grand Canyon. But Flagstaff-based writer Scott Thybony was only interested in one of them when he sat down to write this month's Canyon Commentary. He wanted to see for himself the earliest known printed map of the Canyon. When he did, he inadvertently found something else; the perfect word to describe its magnitude and beauty.