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We offer a beautiful Grand Canyon, Arizona hotel with affordable, contemporary lodging and courteous hospitality near the park entrance. Family vacationers, tour groups and couples seeking a romantic getaway appreciate our many comforting travel amenities such as a seasonal heated outdoor pool, free WiFi, activity desk, onsite laundry facilities and nearby restaurants. Check-in time is 4pm and checkout is noon. Pet Friendly rooms are available, please see our pet policy. Please call direct to the hotel to book a pet room.
We are located just 1 mile from Grand Canyon National Park South Rim entrance. The National Park Service operates a free seasonal shuttle to provide easy transport from Tusayan into the park. You can board the shuttle at convenient stops within very easy walking distance from Red Feather Lodge.
This area offers a wide array of outdoor recreational activities. From our Grand Canyon, Arizona hotel, experience exciting air tours over the park, hiking, jeep tours and horseback riding. Park passes can be purchased at our front desk.
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Grand Canyon News Release
For Immediate Release
November 20, 2018
Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Centennial Year with Events at Grand Canyon and Around Arizona
Grand Canyon, AZ- With the 2019 Centennial celebration of Grand Canyon National Park on the horizon, Grand Canyon Conservancy (formerly Grand Canyon Association) and Grand Canyon National Park have announced a calendar of events for the year. Ranging from activities at the canyon to special presentations in cities throughout Arizona, the Centennial events have something for everyone.
"We're excited to share this milestone celebration with the millions of people who love, care for, and visit the Grand Canyon each year. The Centennial is a time for reflection on the past and inspiration for the future. We honor those who have called Grand Canyon home for thousands of years while building towards a future that is inclusive and reflective of our nation," said Christine Lehnertz, Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park.
Events at the canyon include a Centennial celebration on February 26, 2019 (the actual Centennial date), a fun-filled Summerfest & Star Party on the South and North Rims in June, and other special performances and presentations throughout the year.
"We look forward to commemorating 100 years of the National Park Service at Grand Canyon, while inspiring future generations to experience, connect with, and protect the canyon's unique resources," said Susan Schroeder, Grand Canyon Conservancy CEO. "The Centennial events are a wonderful way to build awareness of the vital conservation, restoration, and education efforts supported by Grand Canyon Conservancy donors."
For more information visitwww.nps.gov/grca/getinvolved centennialor
2019 Calendar of Centennial Events
Throughout Year - "100 Years of Grand" online exhibition
Through September - "Splendor & Spectacle, The Grand Canyon National Park", Exhibition at NAU Cline Library, Flagstaff, AZ
January 11 - 12 - "Grand Canyon Suite", Phoenix Symphony
January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Free Park Admission Grand Canyon National Park
February 20 - 24 - Grand Canyon Historical Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park
February 22 - Community Centennial, Tusayan, AZ
February 23 - Teddy Roosevelt: The Man, at Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park
February 26 - Founder's Day Centennial Celebration, South Rim/Visitor Center, Grand Canyon National Park
March 1 - "Mapping Grand Canyon" Conference, ASU, Tempe, AZ
March 2 - 3 - "Grand Canyon State": Performances Tucson Symphony
April 9 - Grand Canyon Storytellers, Event, Phoenix, AZ
April 16 - Naturalization Ceremony, Mather Amphitheater, Grand Canyon National Park
April 20 - National Park Week Fee-Free Day, Grand Canyon National Park
May 10 - Railroad Day, Transcontinental Railroad, Sesquicentennial, Grand Canyon National Park
May 17 - 19 - Grand Gathering: Grand Canyon Conservancy, Grand Canyon National Park
May 18 - Pete McBride Presentation, Author of "Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim", Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park
May 19 - Powell Memorial Plaque Dedication, Grand Canyon National Park
May 24 - 25 - Wildlife Days, Grand Canyon National Park
June 22 - Junior Ranger Day, Grand Canyon National Park
June 22 - 29 - Centennial Summerfest and Star Party, Grand Canyon National Park
Throughout July - "Echoes from the Canyon", Living History, Grand Canyon National Park
July 4 - 4th of July Parade, Flagstaff; 4th of July Parade, Tusayan
Throughout August - American Indian Heritage, Grand Canyon National Park
Throughout September - Hispanic Heritage Month, Grand Canyon National Park
September 7 - 15 - Celebration of Art, Grand Canyon National Park
September 28 - Public Lands Fee-Free Day, Grand Canyon National Park
September 28 - Naturalization Ceremony, Grand Canyon National Park
November 9 - 10 - Native American Heritage Month Celebration, Grand Canyon National Park
November 11 - Veterans' Fee-Free Day, Grand Canyon National Park
November 28 - Community Holiday, Open House, Visitor Center Plaza, Grand Canyon National Park
About Grand Canyon Conservancy
Grand Canyon Conservancy (formerly Grand Canyon Association) is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, raising private funds, operating retail shops within the park, and providing premier guided educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region. Our supporters fund projects including trails and historic building preservation, educational programs for the public, and the protection of wildlife and their natural habitat. Grand Canyon Conservancy inspires people to protect and enhance Grand Canyon National Park for present and future generations. For more information, visit .
The Red Feather Lodge lobby during Christmas season
RP's Stage Stop Gift Shop
IMax Theater Grand Canyon movie
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is open year-round, every day of the year, and so is Red Feather Lodge.
Many people think winter is the best time to visit the canyon. Visitors can enjoy the same services that are available during the peak summertime season, but in the winter you don't have to contend with the crowds. If you are looking for solitude, Grand Canyon makes an ideal winter escape.
The South Rim does get some snow, but roads are plowed, and most trails are open. During summer, temperatures are relatively cool on the rim, but heat is a major issue as you hike down into the canyon. In winter, it is easy to dress for current conditions,and temperatures are more manageable.
In mid-January, average temperatures on the South Rim are usually in the low to mid-40s (fahrenheit). The bottom of the canyon is more than a mile below that. Hikers who travel to the bottom of the canyon can expect temperatures to be nearly 20 degrees warmer - perfect for serious hiking and adventure.
Snow and ice may force closure of some higher-elevation trails at times, but closures are usually brief. Crampons may be recommended for the upper portions of the trails due to icy conditions. The Park Service does a very good job of keeping roads and trails open. Check with the visitor center before exploring, to learn about current conditions and recommendations.
Visitors can enjoy many activities in winter:
Hiking/ Biking - Bike rentals and tours are available year-round and have proven to be a favorite among visitors. Bike to Yaki Point, or along the Scenic Trail. Hike along the Rim Trail or brave one of the canyon’s longer hikes, such as the South Kaibab Trail leading down to the Colorado River and campgrounds (2-day high).
- Visitor Center/Education - There are several visitor centers in the area to get information, including the National Geographic Visitor Center which is home to the World’s most watched IMAX® film ever. Grand Canyon - The Hidden Secrets is a spectacular 34 minute film that explores the innermost depths of Grand Canyon, taking viewers to places they could never go all through the startling immersive reality of IMAX®. The film moves through time, starting with the mysterious Anasazi who inhabited the Canyon 4,000 years ago, to Major John Wesley Powell’s challenges in conquering the unexplored Canyon and raging Colorado River in 1869.
Tours - Many ground and air tours are available, suited to different visitors needs.
Shopping - There are many stores close by that offer unique Native jewelry, pottery, and other arts.
In winter, there are plenty of places to get food and supplies. Our sister property, RP's Stage Stop, is open year-round and offers excellent coffee, sandwiches, gifts and supplies. Plaza Bonita restaurant is located on the Red Feather Lodge property and is also open year-round.
Aim to visit the South Rim November through February to experience the beautiful and snow-topped canyon, cooler wintertime temperatures, and fewer crowds.