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Grand Canyon South Rim to Scale Back to Level 1 Basic Water Conservation Measures

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:37
Crews repaired one of the pumps at Indian Garden and park managers feel confident that enough water is in storage to scale back to Level 1 basic water conservation measures.

Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:40
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Grand Canyon National Park will join national park units across the country and offer visitors free entrance into the park on Monday, January 15, 2018.

South Rim of Grand Canyon Continues to Conserve Water; May Implement Further Water Restrictions Next Week

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:48
Grand Canyon National Park remains in Level 2 water conservation measures due to water delivery system issues and may implement further restrictions next week.

Additional South Rim Construction to begin Monday at South Entrance Road and Desert View Intersection

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:23
As part of the 2018 Federal Highways Administration’s South Rim Roads Improvement project, additional construction and detours will begin Monday, January 8 at the South Entrance Road and Desert View Drive (Arizona Highway 64 East) intersection.

Mandatory Water Conservation due to Indian Garden Pump Failure

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 08:26
Grand Canyon National Park is implementing immediate Level 2 water conservation measures due to water delivery system issues. Due to a water pump failure that occurred with the Transcanyon Pipeline pump system located at Indian Gardens, the primary pump is inoperable and is not currently flowing water to the South Rim.

Humans Remains Located near Monument Creek

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 03:15
On December 20, 2017 a private Colorado river trip participating in a day hike up the Monument Creek drainage, discovered human remains. Investigating Rangers located evidence at the scene indicating the remains are likely those of 72 year old Raafat "Ralph" Nasser-Eddin of Los Angeles, CA.

South Rim Roads Improvement Project to begin in Early January at Hermit Road Interchange

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 03:50
Construction will begin as early as January 2, 2018 at the Hermit interchange to resurface and improve the Hermit Road and Village Loop intersection.

Fire Managers May Initiate Additional North Rim Prescribed Fire

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:19
Fire managers will take advantage of continued warm, dry weather conditions over the next several weeks and may initiate additional prescribed fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

National Park Service Seeks Public Scoping Comments on the Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Management Plan

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 03:14
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input on an Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) in Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GCNRA) below the Glen Canyon Dam. Public scoping will be held for a 30-day period from November 15 to December 14.

Body Recovered on South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 06:45
On Friday, November 10 at approximately noon, the National Park Service located a body below the rim on the Rim Trail, between Pipe Creek and Mather Point.

Celebrate Native American Indian Heritage Month November 9; Honor Veterans with Fee-Free Entrance November 11 and 12 at Grand Canyon

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 13:20
On Thursday, November 9 Grand Canyon National Park will host a Native American Indian Heritage Celebration. Park entrance is free November 11-12 for Veterans Day.

Missing Person Search Underway at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:13
The National Park Service is conducting a search for a missing person within Grand Canyon National Park.

Prescribed Fire Update: Favorable Conditions Allow Fire Managers to Continue Operations on North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:47
National Park Service (NPS) and US Forest Service (USFS) fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, anticipate initiating more prescribed fire (Rx) treatments this week as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Kaibab Suspension Bridge Closed to Foot Traffic during Repair Work; Detours in Place

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:28
The Kaibab Suspension Bridge, also called the Black Bridge, will close to foot traffic while trail crews replace wood decking and tread boards.