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South Rim Roads Improvement Update: Paving to begin on Village Loop Drive Thursday, April 19

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 03:25
Another major phase of the South Rim Roads Improvement Project is set to begin Thursday, April 19, when contractors pave Village Loop Drive.

Celebrate Earth Day at Grand Canyon during National Park Week Fee-Free Day

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 23:51
Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate Earth Day during National Park Week fee-free day on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Plaza near Mather Point from 10 am to 2 pm. All Earth Day activities are free and open to the public.

Grand Canyon National Park Changes Entrance Fee to Address Infrastructure Needs & Improve Visitor Experience

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 04:04
The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that Grand Canyon National Park will modify its entrance fees beginning June 1, 2018 to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs that enhance the visitor experience.

South Rim Water Tanks at Sustainable Levels; Park will Remain in Level 1 Water Conservation

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 05:50
After several weeks of pipeline breaks and water restrictions, water in storage on the South Rim of Grand Canyon has reached sustainable levels. Park operations will return to and stay at Level 1 water conservation measures.

South Rim to Move to Modified Level 3 Water Restrictions

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 07:35
Residents and visitors to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park over the last week and a half have reduced their water consumption, resulting in the ability of the park to refill water storage tanks to sustainable levels.

Test Well Installation at Phantom Ranch March 29 to April 5, 2018

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 07:18
On March 29, 2018, the National Park Service (NPS) will begin installing one test well and two monitoring wells next to Bright Angel Creek near Phantom Ranch.

Grand Canyon South Rim in Level 3 Water Restrictions; NPS Urges Visitors and Residents to Use Water Mindfully

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 06:13
The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park has implemented Level 3 water restrictions following a series of breaks in the Transcanyon Waterline.

Level 3 Water Restrictions to be Implemented at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Friday, March 16

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 09:50
On Friday, March 16, 2018 Grand Canyon National Park will begin phasing to Level 3 water restrictions and conservation measures due to a series of breaks in the Transcanyon Waterline.

Level 2 Water Restrictions Implemented at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 01:43
Grand Canyon National Park implemented Level 2 water conservation measures.

Shuttle Bus Tips and Other Spring Break Hacks for Grand Canyon National Park

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 01:31
Grand Canyon National Park visitors planning to hike, camp, recreate, and take in the breathtaking views of Grand Canyon National Park during spring break 2018 should also prepare for long lines and road construction.

Grand Canyon National Park Announces 2019 Centennial Logo

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 02:43
In recognition of Grand Canyon National Park's 99th birthday, the National Park Service and Grand Canyon Association unveiled the logo for the park's upcoming 2019 Centennial.

Tusayan Route Shuttle Bus Operations to begin March 1- Park and Ride; we’ll be Your Guide at Grand Canyon National Park

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 00:22
The National Park Service will again offer shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon National Park and the neighboring town of Tusayan in 2018, starting March 1.

Business Opportunity Announced for Contracts for River Running on the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 07:15
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Christine Lehnertz has announced the availability of a prospectus for 16 business opportunities to provide guided whitewater tours on the Colorado River.

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates African American History Month with Special Evening Program

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 01:21
In honor of African American History Month, Grand Canyon National Park will host a special evening program to highlight the African American experience in Northern Arizona and contributions to Grand Canyon National Park.

National Park Service Request Public Input on the Desert View Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site Plan at Grand Canyon National Park

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 00:07
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to modify facilities at Desert View to create an Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site. The NPS is preparing an environmental assessment (EA), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, to develop and evaluate alternatives.

Grand Canyon National Park to Open 2019 Noncommercial River Trip Permit Lottery

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:24
On Thursday, February 1, 2018 the National Park Service will begin accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. The permits are for specific launch dates within calendar year 2019.

Road Improvement Project Continues on South Rim with Additional Detours and Road Closures Expected to Start the Week of February 4, 2018

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 02:49
Another phase of the 2018 South Rim roads improvement project will begin the week of February 4, which will include full closures of several Grand Canyon Village intersections.

Statement from Grand Canyon National Park on the Resumption of Visitor Services Following End of Government Shutdown

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 01:57
Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Grand Canyon National Park resumed regular operations Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

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.