On this day (February 26) in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill which established Grand Canyon National Park. This act was the culmination of 35 years of efforts to preserve the canyon.
On February 26, 2019, the Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years since it’s designation as a national park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Grand Canyon welcomes approximately six million domestic and international visitors each year. After 100 years, whether its hiking a corridor trail, taking a stroll on the rim or enjoying the landscape from an overlook, Grand Canyon continues to provide a space for all visitors to connect with the outdoors.