More than just a pretty face: one-of-a-kind Grand Canyon events

There’s more to the Grand Canyon than dramatic scenery, breathtaking views, and endless amounts of memorable things to see. The Grand Canyon also happens to be home to a number of fascinating things to do. Enjoy awe-inspiring concerts during the Grand Canyon Music Festival. View works of art of some of the best landscape painters in the country at the Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art. Run the challenging but beautiful Grand Canyon Half Marathon. Or explore the wonders of the night sky like you’ve never seen them at the Grand Canyon Star Party. The Grand Hotel is happy to be your home-away-from-home as you take in all the Grand Canyon area has to offer.


Saturday May 17th, 2014

The Grand Canyon Grand Hotel is practically on the doorstep of the start line of the Grand Canyon Half Marathon, approximately five minutes from the South Rim of one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. No ordinary road race, the Grand Canyon Half is a gorgeous run through the Kaibab National Forest, on the border of the national park. A high altitude race, the entire course takes place at an elevation of over 6,400 feet, with terrain ranging from flat and groomed, to extremely rocky and rugged. After the race, enjoy the dramatic beauty of the park, or really experience it by joining the Skeleton Club—a challenging hike down to Skeleton Point, and a beautiful panoramic view of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.
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