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Atop the Desert View Watchtower at the Grand Canyon.
On Feb. 26 the Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years since it became a national park. With that status came many federal protections. Still over the last century the National Park Service has had to contend with many threats including dams, mines, climate change and development.
More Stories From The Grand Canyon
There's a maintenance backlog at Grand Canyon National Park that persists, even as the state celebrates the park’s centennial anniversary. But a far larger challenge looms in the park’s future — climate change.
Have you ever wanted to walk across a vast expanse on a tightrope? Or try to jump over it on a motorcycle? Or parachute into it? One of the most popular places to try these spine-tingling stunts is the Grand Canyon. Todd Berger wrote about the history of these stunts in his book "It Happened At Grand Canyon."
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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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.
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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