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Official Instagram site for Grand Canyon National Park. Photos posted by the park are US Govt works. #GrandCanyonNPS @GrandCanyonNPS on Twitter

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Salmon Hues of Evening - (Aaron Schuerr - pastel 14x18") @grand_canyon_association "The heart of my work is in the outdoors, in absorbing the pattern of light on the landscape. Actors speak of "being in the moment" immersing themselves so totally in story that everything else falls away. The open air is my stage, and in the best moments, I am lost in it." #GrandCanyon #Arizona #Art - During the holidays, visit the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Exhibit at historic Kolb Studio through January 15, 2018 [Image description: a pastel rendering of a Grand Canyon landscape with brilliant orange peaks and a tree covered slope in the left foreground.]
Grand Canyon National Park will offer free admission to the public in honor of Veterans Day on November 11 & 12, 2017. This fee free weekend is offered to all park visitors in honor of current, retired, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. #nps101 #GrandCanyon #Arizona #VeteransDay [Image description: Afternoon winter light modeling a portion of the Grand Canyon landscape, revealing the form and depth of mountains and drainages.] NPS/M.Quinn
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"From the top they could make out, apart from the canyon, some small boulders which seemed to be as high as a man. Those who went down and who reached them swore that they were taller than the great tower of Seville." - Pedro De Castenada, with the Coronado Expedition in 1540. #GrandCanyon #Arizona [Image description: a flat plateau on the horizon drops with sloping sides down into a river gorge. Above the horizon, distant peaks and mesas rise up towards the blue sky.] NPS/Tom Bean. (Location: near Travertine Canyon on the Tonto Trail.)
Road Trip! Our next entry fee free days are this Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12, 2017, in honor of #VeteransDay ! This is an opportunity to visit Grand Canyon, as well as all national parks. #Arizona #Travel #sightseeing This view was at sunset on Friday, Nov. 3 from Yavapai Point on the South Rim. [Image description: standing on a white ledge looking out at softened sunset light illuminating some of the peaks and ridge lines within Grand Canyon. The landscape is taking on a pinkish glow. Elongated gray and white clouds stretch out across the sky.] NPS/M.Quinn
Desert View Watchtower has changed over to winter hours. Kiva shop: 9 am to 5 pm. Watchtower stairs: 9 am to 4:30 pm [Image description: On the left, a number of people standing on a circular observation deck next to a round stone tower, several stories tall. Towards the right, level ground suddenly slopes downwards into the canyon. Within the landscape are numerous peaks and ridges.] NPS/Photo
"Our nearest approach to fourth-dimensional scenery... you feel that some elements of Time have been conjured into the immensities of Space." - J.B. Priestly #GrandCanyon #Arizona [Down inside the canyon looking up. On the right, a jagged edge of a sandstone cliff. The sun is setting with only the top of an opposing cliff being illuminated. An almost full moon is in the blue sky overhead.] NPS/GRCA-BIC
"Nothing prepares you for the Grand Canyon. No matter how many times you read about it or see it pictured, it still takes your breath away. Your mind, unable to deal with anything on this scale, just shuts down and for many long moments you are a human vacuum, without speech or breath, but just a deep, inexpressible awe that anything on this earth could be so vast, so beautiful, so silent." - Bill Bryson #GrandCanyon #Arizona [Image description: a wide expansive view of a colorful Grand Canyon with mesas, peaks and sloping ridgelines. A narrow, tree covered plateau runs horizontally across the foreground of the photo then drops away into vastness.] NPS/M.Quinn
Drive the 25-mile long Desert View Drive and enjoy terrific views from many convenient viewpoints. The first view of the canyon always makes me smile. #Halloween2017 #GrandCanyon #Arizona #travel #sightseeing [Image Description: A plastic skeleton standing by a green car with the door open, looks down at Grand Canyon from a scenic viewpoint. A dog skeleton is leaning out of the open rear window.] NPS/Rick Negele
Prescribed fire smoke inversion within #GrandCanyon on this #SundayMorning (Oct. 29, 2017) View from Maricopa Point #Arizona #StrangerThings  #halloween [Image description: two people on the behind a guardrail at a scenic overlook atop a sheer limestone cliff. They are looking out across the Grand Canyon landscape with a layer of smoke partially obscuring the view.] NPS/M.Quinn
Good Morning from #GrandCanyon - Friday, 10/27 - still some smoke in the canyon from the Tipover prescribed burn on the North Rim, however, much better visibility than yesterday. This view is from Yavapai Point on the South Rim. #Arizona #FridayFeeling [Image description: On the left, the edge of a tree covered limestone cliff. In the distance the vast, colorful Grand Canyon landscape with a plume of grayish smoke on the far side extending up and across the blue sky.] NPS/M.Quinn
"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." - Albert Einstein #GrandCanyon #Arizona #hiking #ThursdayThoughts [Image description: In the foreground, a silhouetted limestone butte on the far left. In the distance, a reddish colored peak, with three massive stone arms, rises from within the depths of Grand Canyon.] -mq
Smoke from the Tipover prescribed fire on the North Rim settled into the canyon last night and is clearing out this morning. 10/26/2017. #GrandCanyon #Arizona [Image description: Looking across the Grand Canyon landscape with smoke obscuring part of the view. a silhouetted series of ridges are in the foreground. in the distance, several peaks are partially visible through the white smoke.] NPS/M.Quinn
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