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Radiation sign in Grand Canyon National ParkStop unsafe uranium mining

Uranium mining, near the Grand Canyon?
Shocking, we know. Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon each year, but few realize that uranium mines operate on public lands just outside park boundaries. Learn more ›

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The Grand Canyon has seen its share of bad ideas, from a proposed tramway that would bring 10,000 people a day to the bottom of the canyon to dams on the Little Colorado River ›

Tent at Sash Dine Eco RetreatSupport alternative economies

We’re working with tribal communities on economic initiatives that align with cultural and environmental values. Learn more about the bed-and-breakfasts, tour companies, and other businesses popping up on tribal lands ›

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Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument 

In April 2023, a coalition of Native American tribes unveiled a new proposal for Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument, which would permanently protect about 1 million acres of public lands around Grand Canyon National Park.

The Havasupai Tribe, Hopi Tribe, Hualapai Tribe, Kaibab Paiute Tribe, Las Vegas Band of Paiute Tribe, Moapa Band of Paiutes, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Navajo Nation, San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, Yavapai-Apache Nation, Pueblo of Zuni, and the Colorado River Indian Tribes are calling on President Biden to protect their ancestral lands near the canyon.

Learn more about Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument ›

Ed Moss

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"Every 15 or 20 years, it seems, the canyon forces us to undergo a kind of national character exam. If we cannot muster the resources and the resolve to preserve this, perhaps our greatest natural treasure, what, if anything, are we willing to protect?" 

— Kevin Fedarko, New York Times

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There are a million reasons to care about the Grand Canyon.

From its vast panoramic views, to the tiny endangered snail that takes refuge within its walls, the canyon can shock, awe, terrify, and humble — sometimes all at the same time. We have a lot to learn from the Grand Canyon, especially from the Native peoples who call it home. Everyone deserves the chance to experience the canyon's magic. So whether you cherish the canyon’s cultural importance, wildlife, sunsets, or trails, help us protect this amazing landscape for those who are yet to come.

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Donate to the Trust

We’ve been committed to protecting the Grand Canyon and surrounding landscapes for over 30 years. Will you consider join us as the canyon's champion by making a gift today? Donate ›

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Sign up for action alerts

Sometimes we need supporters to speak up for the Grand Canyon on short notice, whether that be submitting comments or sending letters to lawmakers. Sign up for action alerts ›

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Share your story

Was it love at first sight, or did sore knees make you vow never to hike in the canyon again? We’re collecting stories about first impressions of the Grand Canyon. Tell us why you love the place ›

Blake McCord

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Bucket-list hikes

From trail descriptions and maps to permit information and directions, we've got you covered. Plan your next Grand Canyon adventure, and check out our favorite routes ›

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From golden hues to crimson reds, the Grand Canyon is brimming with bright and colorful wildflowers.

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Challenging conditions have endangered, threatened, or imperiled these five native fish in the Grand Canyon.

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The Navajo Nation and communities along the haul route oppose uranium transport from Grand Canyon region mine.

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