Grand Canyon Current News
Grand Canyon Green Team Receives Good Neighbor Award
In 2009, President Obama challenged federal agencies to become, leaner, greener and cleaner.
This year, the Grand Canyon Green Team received the Good Neighbor Award in recognition of their success in helping rural communities dispose of their hazardous waste material at Grand Canyon National Park.
Last summer we had the pleasure of President Obama and the First Lady visit us at Grand Canyon
President Obama and the First Lady stopped at Hermits Rest and took in the beauty and history of this part of Grand Canyon, as well as visited with Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C.’s retail staff.
Grand Canyon’s Online Gift Store is now open!
Visit our new online gift store and find the perfect gift or choose something unique for yourself.
Learning & Lodging Programs
Explore Grand Canyon from the inside out through these educational programs. Interact with fun and knowledgeable instructors on adventures you will never forget! Programs include:
- Exploring Grand Canyon, a Learning and Lodging Adventure
- Lives & Lore of Grand Canyon Legends
- apturing the Beauty of Grand Canyon: A Photographic Workshop
While you’re at the canyon, enjoy one of several Interpretive and Educational Programs offered by the National Park Service. All ranger programs are free and open to the public.
Efforts toward cleaner air! At Grand Canyon, our environmental initiatives have resulted in our tour buses having 70% cleaner emissions and 20% better fuel efficiency. Xanterra Parks & Resorts received the EPA Award for Environmental Achievement.
Improving accessibility to the park! Grand Canyon National Park Greenway project is providing greater opportunities for visitors on foot, by bicycle or in a wheelchair to connect with the canyon. When completed the Greenway could provide as many as 73 miles of new hiking and biking trails on the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park, and will be the longest wheelchair accessible trail in the National Park System!