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Deep In Blacktail Canyon

One of the places we often explore on our Grand Canyon river trips is a little side canyon found at river mile 120 called Blacktail Canyon.  Blacktail is a very narrow slot canyon carved predominantly into the golden-brown latticed ledges of the Tapeats Sandstone.  For...

Mighty in the Mundane

We serve a truly mighty God.  A God who is mighty in both the large and the little.  A God who is mighty in the majestic, and the seemingly mundane.  I was reminded of this on a recent rim tour.  One of my favorite Grand Canyon rim tours to conduct are our...

Summer Monsoons at the Grand Canyon

We’ve just entered into my favorite time of the year around here…summer monsoons at the Grand Canyon! After experiencing one of the driest and warmest winters on record for the past 120 years here in Northern Arizona, the monsoon season’s arrival is a welcome...
John Hance on Rocking Chair at Bright Angel Lodge

Finding Jewels in Junk – Captain John Hance

Grand Canyon’s First Official Tour Guide, Captain John Hance Some of my favorite times at the canyon, whether guiding a rim tour or on a river trip, are when learning and sharing what we call “people stories” about the adventurous men and women who have come before us to this...
Nate Loper Grand Canyon

Sharing the Wonders of God with a Local Grand Canyon Tour Company

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to give a presentation on the Biblical Creation perspective we teach each day here at the Grand Canyon, the same sort of teaching you’ll hear on any of our rim tours or river trips.  The only difference was this was not to our guests on...

The Heavens Declare for All to See

One of the special river trips we do each year is a unique 7-day “Geology by Day and Astronomy by Night” experience. Dr. Danny Faulkner joins us on this trip and presents an amazing opportunity to study the cosmos over the canyon. We have amazingly dark night skies here in...

A Dream Fulfilled, Nearly Ten Thousand Miles Away

Sometimes the tours we do are a huge blessing and joy even for us as tour guides. I recently had the amazing opportunity to give a Grand Canyon sunset tour to a group I will never forget. On a recent tour we had a group of 4 – Rhoda and her husband Randy, and Rhoda’s...