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Trails Update – date posted Mar 21, 2014

South Rim trails are mostly snow and ice free. On the Tanner Trail there are still a couple of small icy patches in the Kaibab and Toroweap. North Kaibab Trail: A small section of the North Kaibab Trail below Supai Tunnel was damaged in September 2013 due to heavy rain. The North Kaibab Trail is Read the full article…

Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted Mar 21 2014

After heavy summer rain (July and August) or winter snow (December through March), expect impassable backcountry roads. If clear skies abound after the rain or snow, then it is often just a matter of days until the sun dries everything out. Sometimes, heavy rain or melting snow can lead to flooding, which can cause erosion Read the full article…

Spring / Summer 2014 Backpacking Season – date posted Mar 21, 2014

If you would like to make an advance reservation to camp in the Grand Canyon, we need at least three weeks’ notice. If your planned hike is less than three weeks away, come in person to the Backcountry Information Center and request a walk-in permit. Availability of last minute permits is dependent on the season. Read the full article…