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Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Aug 12, 2013

Purified drinking water is usually available year-round at Bright Angel and Indian Garden Campgrounds and at Bright Angel and South Kaibab trailheads. Grand Canyon’s water supply comes from Roaring Springs, a natural spring located approximately 3,500 feet below the North Rim. Water is delivered via an aging pipeline that suffers multiple breaks a year. When Read the full article…

Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Aug 9, 2013

There is a break in the transcanyon pipeline approximately five miles north of Phantom Ranch at the north end of the "Box". Repairs started Aug 8 and, if all goes well, are expected to be completed by Aug 11. During the shutdown of the waterline for repairs, drinking water will not be available at Roaring Read the full article…

Trails Update – date posted Aug 7, 2013

South Kaibab Trail Work: The Grand Canyon Trail Crew is working on the South Kaibab Trail, work will extend through September 2013. Trail delays are possible between 8am and 4pm for up to 45 minutes. To facilitate safely moving building materials down to the work site, it is necessary to clear the trail of hikers Read the full article…

Fire Restrictions to be Lifted in Color Country

Due to recent rainfall associated with the monsoon weather pattern and the subsequent reduction in the risk of wildfire, all fire restrictions currently in effect in Southwest Utah and Northwest Arizona have been lifted. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/firerestrictionslifted2013.htm

Virgin River Management Plan Open for Public Comment

The plan addresses management and protection of those river segments that were added to the National Wild and Scenic River System in 2009. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/vr_mngt_plan_comment.htm

Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted Jul 24, 2013

The North Rim has received almost 4 inches of rain in the past eight days and as a result the Basin Road (N-1) and the Kanabownits Road (N-4) to Point Sublime and Swamp Point are really muddy. Travel on these roads is not advised at this time due to deep mud and heavy erosion. With Read the full article…

Report from the North Rim – date posted Jul 24, 2013

The North Rim has received almost 4 inches of rain in the past eight days and as a result the Basin Road (N-1) and the Kanabownits Road (N-4) to Point Sublime and Swamp Point are really muddy. Travel on these roads is not advised at this time due to deep mud and heavy erosion. With Read the full article…

Hiking Podcast Updated – date posted Jul 24, 2013

The Backcountry Information Center has updated the Hiking Podcast. The most recent podcast covers some tips for hiking in the extreme heat of the inner canyon; tips that can mean the difference between an enjoyable hike and a potentially fatal one. Visit the Grand Canyon Podcast Directory (www.nps.gov/grca/photosmultimedia/podcasts.htm) for more information or to subscribe. Additionally Read the full article…

Summer and Fall 2013 Backpacking Season – date posted Jul 22, 2013

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…

Be Aware of Lightning Danger – date posted Jul 22, 2013

Summer storms in the southwest are often accompanied by potentially deadly lightning. Visitors walking and hiking in the park are reminded that if they can hear thunder, they should consider ending outdoor activities. If the sound of thunder follows a lightning flash within 30 seconds, seek shelter inside a building or vehicle. If this is Read the full article…