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Instagram Image by GrandCanyonNPS (@grandcanyonnps) with caption : "This afternoon the storm cleared. We’re expecting beautiful, sunny weather tomorrow for our Earth Day Celebrations & the" at South Rim of the Grand Canyon, AZ - 1762079444971559292

This afternoon the storm cleared. We’re expecting beautiful, sunny weather tomorrow for our Earth Day Celebrations & the start of go.nps.gov/dzdcjg Saturday 4/21/18 is also an entrance fee-free day for everyone, here at , and at all national parks that usually change an entrance fee. [Image description: Silhouetted sightseers are standing at a scenic overlook with a vast canyon landscape of peaks, cliffs and shadows in the distance.]

Instagram Image by GrandCanyonNPS (@grandcanyonnps) with caption : "Much needed rain/snow showers are here this morning - however tomorrow, Saturday, we’re expecting sunny weather with a h" at South Rim of the Grand Canyon, AZ - 1761819820263619794

Much needed rain/snow showers are here this morning - however tomorrow, Saturday, we’re expecting sunny weather with a high of 64° F. Saturday is also an NPS fee-free day (4/21) and all nat'l park sites that normally charge an entrance fee will offer free admission.     [Image description: Looking past sheer canyon cliffs at a blanket of gray rain clouds partially obscuring distant canyon peaks.]

Instagram Image by GrandCanyonNPS (@grandcanyonnps) with caption : "Welcome to International Dark Sky Week! 
Tonight’s evening program (4/15/2018) Constellations Over the Canyon - Explore " at South Rim of the Grand Canyon, AZ - 1758335333143831097

Welcome to International Dark Sky Week! Tonight’s evening program (4/15/2018) Constellations Over the Canyon - Explore the beauty, mythology, and science of constellations underneath one of the darkest night sky sanctuaries on Earth. Meet at: Grand Canyon Visitor Center - 8:00 pm - Outdoor program. Dress warm! Hopefully you can join us for our annual Grand Canyon Star Party, June 9-16, 2018. [Image description: silhouetted trees and the stone rim of Grand Canyon at night; and across the sky, the Milky Way Galaxy.] Photo courtesy of Bristlecone Media.

image by GrandCanyonNPS (@grandcanyonnps) with caption : "View from Grandview Point on a clear, windy, and chilly afternoon, Thursday, April 12, 2018. A dry cold front is moving " - 1756242175664693845
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View from Grandview Point on a clear, windy, and chilly afternoon, Thursday, April 12, 2018. A dry cold front is moving through the region tonight and tomorrow. [Image description: late afternoon shadows add depth to canyon ridgelines, peaks and cliffs. Above this vast landscape, a blue sky, with fast moving storm clouds.] NPS/M.Quinn

Instagram Image by GrandCanyonNPS (@grandcanyonnps) with caption : "A recent sunset as seen from Plateau Point, Grand Canyon National Park. Plateau Point is 1.5 miles ( 2.4 km ) on a spur " at Plateau Point Trail - 1754130054227255905
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A recent sunset as seen from Plateau Point, Grand Canyon National Park. Plateau Point is 1.5 miles ( 2.4 km ) on a spur trail - beyond Indian Garden (and Bright Angel Trail.) From Grand Canyon Village, this is a strenuous day hike that takes from 8-12 hours, and it should not be attempted during the hot summer months. The round trip from the rim is 12.2 miles ( 19.6 km ) The change in elevation is 3,195 feet ( 974 m ) NPS/Jake Frank, visiting from @yellowstonenps [Image description: Looking down onto a green river at the bottom of a gorge formed by steep cliffs. On the horizon, a rolling plateau, then another series of cliffs and peaks rising skyward and partially illuminated by the last reddish light of sunset] -mq

Instagram Image by GrandCanyonNPS (@grandcanyonnps) with caption : "#GrandCanyon #Geology These highly metamorphosed rocks are found in Phantom Canyon, a few miles from Phantom Ranch. Call" at Arizona - 1753353641924724600
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These highly metamorphosed rocks are found in Phantom Canyon, a few miles from Phantom Ranch. Called migmatites, they form under extreme metamorphic conditions that actually cause the rocks to start melting. Migmatites are an intermediate between igneous and metamorphic rocks. [Image description, a slick rock pour over in shades of gray and black appear to be melted together in swirling patterns . There are also white inclusions running in streaks through the other rocks.] NPS Photo

Instagram Image by GrandCanyonNPS (@grandcanyonnps) with caption : "Join us Saturday and Sunday April 7 and 8 at Desert View Watchtower from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for a chance to meet Jerolyn " at Desert View, Grand Canyon - 1752352270609824604

Join us Saturday and Sunday April 7 and 8 at Desert View Watchtower from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for a chance to meet Jerolyn Honwytewa (Hopi Silversmith) and Yvette Talaswamima (Hopi Silversmith) and learn more about the Hopi culture and art. . [Image description: a round stone tower on the edge of a vast landscape overlooking colorful slopes and cliffs with a green river meandering at the bottom.]

Instagram Image by GrandCanyonNPS (@grandcanyonnps) with caption : "A recent sunset visible from Hermit Road on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Photo courtesy of Christian Sch" at South Rim of the Grand Canyon, AZ - 1751260979021012965

A recent sunset visible from Hermit Road on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Photo courtesy of Christian Schroll. @christian.schroll.photography [Image description: the last light of day imparts a reddish glow to the tops of peaks and cliffs within a vast canyon landscape. In the Sky, complex groupings of dark clouds with a variety of blue and white highlights amongst darker shadows.]

Instagram Image by GrandCanyonNPS (@grandcanyonnps) with caption : "Unlike mountain climbing It’s all uphill when returning on a canyon hike. Bright Angel Trail begins just west of Bright " at South Rim of the Grand Canyon, AZ - 1749746482779266850

Unlike mountain climbing It’s all uphill when returning on a canyon hike. Bright Angel Trail begins just west of Bright Angel Lodge and offers day hikes that range in distance up to 12 miles (round trip). Some shade. Seasonal water subject to pipeline breaks. Check at the Visitor Center or Backcountry Information Center for water status. Upper portion of the trail may be extremely icy in winter or early spring. [Image description: an unpaved trail with rocks lining the edges is ascending upwards through a series of vermillion colored cliffs. Higher up is an imposing cliff of beige colored sandstone with a blue sky overhead.] NPS/M.Quinn

Instagram Image by GrandCanyonNPS (@grandcanyonnps) with caption : "This afternoon‘s view of Zoroaster Temple from the Canyon Rim Trail (3/30/2018) > Is #GrandCanyon on your itinerary this" at South Rim of the Grand Canyon, AZ - 1746880863906244304

This afternoon‘s view of Zoroaster Temple from the Canyon Rim Trail (3/30/2018) > Is on your itinerary this weekend? Spring is beautiful, but busy. Plan accordingly to make the most of your time here. Arrive early. Take Tusayan shuttle. More tips - go.nps.gov/j2kb8t [Image description: Looking out over an irregular limestone ridge in the foreground, towards a massive peak with plateau-like arms extending on several sides.] NPS/M.Quinn

Instagram Image by GrandCanyonNPS (@grandcanyonnps) with caption : "This afternoon‘s view from Pipe Creek Overlook (Thursday, March 29, 2018) 
Is #GrandCanyon on your itinerary this weeken" at South Rim of the Grand Canyon, AZ - 1746108807807529313

This afternoon‘s view from Pipe Creek Overlook (Thursday, March 29, 2018) Is on your itinerary this weekend? Spring is beautiful, but busy. Plan accordingly to make the most of your time here. Arrive early. Park in Tusayan, ride the shuttle into the park. More tips - go.nps.gov/j2kb8t -mq [Image description: A long ridgeline of orange stone in the foreground, and in the distance, numerous peaks and cliffs form a vast canyon landscape.]

Instagram Image by GrandCanyonNPS (@grandcanyonnps) with caption : "Hance Rapid, was named after Grand Canyon’s pioneer storyteller, John Hance. The rapid is located at Colorado River Mile" at Grand Canyon National Park - 1745464552537924308

Hance Rapid, was named after Grand Canyon’s pioneer storyteller, John Hance. The rapid is located at Colorado River Mile 77 at the confluence with Red Canyon. Like many whitewater rapids, Hance Rapid was formed by debris brought down through a side canyon by flash flooding. Red Canyon features red Hakatai Shale, with dark inclusions of diabase, a volcanic rock. - (Photo courtesy of Helen Ranney, March 2018) Backcountry Permits are required for all overnight trips into [Image description: Past a reddish cliff on one side and a beach on the other is a green river with whitewater rapids visible in the distance.]