Celebration of Art Exhibition and Sale
The 14th Annual Celebration of Art was a grand success! This year featured 24 Plein air artists who spent a week painting at Grand Canyon. While the weather wasn’t as favorable as we had hoped, the artists didn’t let it dampen their enthusiasm, creating over 300 pieces of spectacular and unique works of art.
These works are now available for purchase online and in store at Kolb Studio through Jan. 16, 2023. Proceeds from the sales support the goal of funding an art venue at the South Rim of Grand Canyon.
North Rim Winter Operations to Begin Soon
If you haven’t visited Grand Canyon’s North Rim yet this year, time is running out. The North Rim will be shifting to Winter Operations on October 15, 2022, closing the campground, Lodge, and most facilities. Only day-use visitors will be allowed at this time. In addition, the North Rim entrance gate will close for the season at 5 p.m. on November 30. But don’t worry, the 2023 season will be here before you know it!
Consider visiting the North Rim on your next Grand Canyon trip. The 2023 season begins May 15, 2023. North Rim lodging reservations are already open for 2023 – but hurry, they sell out fast!
Did you know? Hiking South Rim to North Rim at Grand Canyon is a total of 21 miles (34km).On the other hand, driving is 220 miles (354km) and around 4.5 hours one way. The North Rim is sometimes called “the other side” of Grand Canyon and is visited by only 10% of all Grand Canyon visitors. Have you seen it yourself yet?
Desert View Diary: Paving the Way for Accessibility
Phase 2 at Desert View Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site is paving the way – literally! Revision of the pedestrian paths will enhance accessibility along this natural, cultural, and tribal journey.
Stay tuned for developments on the Tribal Welcome Center!
Photo of the Month: North Rim Ponderosa Pine
Grand Canyon’s North Rim is known for its vast and beautiful trails. Rebekah Foster took this photo of a huge Ponderosa Pine soaring gracefully through the fog on the edge of the North Kaibab trail.
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Park Operations Updates
The CDC reports that Coconino County is currently in Low Community Level.
As such, masks are not required in either indoor or outdoor locations, both for the public and park employees while the local community level remains in either low or medium for the South Rim of Grand Canyon and the North Rim (excluding Tuweep —not in Coconino County).
Visitors and employees are always welcome to wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable.
This is an excerpt from the Grand Canyon Conservancy’s Member Newsletter. To find out more about GCC and how to get your own copy delivered, visit the Grand Canyon Conservancy website.