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Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted June 15, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park began replacing a portion of the Trans-Canyon Pipeline at Phantom Ranch on January 26, 2015. We anticipate construction will be complete October 2015. Read the section titled "Pipeline Construction at Phantom Ranch" on this page for more info. Purified drinking water is usually available year-round at Bright Angel and Indian Garden Read the full article…

Updated Kolob Terrace Road Construction Schedule

This major reconstruction project began in March of this year and significant progress has been made. Expected completion is December 11, 2015. http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/updatedktroadschedule.htm

Local National Parks (Zion, Bryce, and Cedar Breaks) will be Increasing Fees

In order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the parks, several local National Park Sites will be raising fees. http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/npfeeincrease.htm

Backcountry Permit Cost Increase – date updated May 13, 2015

Starting June 1, 2015, the cost recovery charge for overnight backcountry permits will increase for permits with start dates on or after October 1, 2015. The new charge will be $10 per backcountry permit (same as present), plus a nightly charge of $8 per person or stock animal camping below the rim and $8 per Read the full article…

Trails Update – date posted May 13, 2015

All trails are open. For information about vehicle access to remote trailheads, contact the Backcountry Information Center. Hiking the Corridor? Be sure to visit the Trail Courtesy Practices That Leave No Trace webpage. Hikers without a permit can stop by the Backcountry Information Center to request a last minute permit. Last minute permits and waitlist Read the full article…

Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted May 13, 2015

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…

Drinking Water outside the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted May 13, 2015

Hikers should make every effort to obtain recent confirmation of water availability and become familiar with routes to the river before starting any hike. Contact the Backcountry Information Center for recent water reports. Water available (year-round) on the South Rim at the Backcountry Information Center in the lobby and at Hermits Rest (near the other Read the full article…

Summer 2015 Backpacking Season – date posted May 13, 2015

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 May 13, 2015

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…

Zion National Park Accepting 2016 Artist-in-Residence Applications

The Zion National Park Artist in Residence program offers professional artists the opportunity to live and work in the majestic desert environment of southern Utah for a period of one month. http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/air_2016_applicants.htm