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BASE Jumper Fatality in Zion National Park

A BASE jumper died from a failed jumping attempt off Mount Kinesava on Saturday, February 8, 2014. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/basejumperfatality.htm

Winter / Spring 2014 Backpacking Season – date posted Jan, 9, 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…

Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted Jan 9, 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…

Trails Update – date posted Dec 5, 2013

Another winter storm is predicted for this weekend (Dec 7-8) and we expect some more snow, so trail conditions will likely change. Conditions below as of Thursday, December 5, 2013. Grandview Trail: Two inches or less of snow is on the ground at the trailhead. Ice and snow are on the trail down to the Read the full article…

North Rim Yurt – date posted Dec 5, 2013

The North Rim yurt is open for reservations. The North Rim yurt, placed near the North Kaibab Trailhead, can be reserved from December 1 to April 15. The yurt accommodates six people and is outfitted with a table, chairs, and wood-burning stove. A portable toilet is nearby. Required permits are available through the Backcountry Information Read the full article…

Report from the North Rim – date posted Dec 5, 2013

The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is closed for the season. It will reopen mid-May 2014. The North Rim’s group campsite and a yurt can be reserved throughout the winter months. You must obtain your backcountry permit prior to arrival. The North Rim is only accessible via inner canyon trails from the South Read the full article…

Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Nov 20, 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…

Zion National Park Announces its 2014 Artists-in-Residence

Four artists from around the country were selected to serve in 2014 as Artists-in-Residence in Zion National Park. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/2014airartists.htm

Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational Underway

The Zion National Park Foundation is hosting 24 artists for a week of creativity and inspiration in Zion National Park, today through November 11, 2013. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/plein-air-art-underway.htm

Report from the North Rim – date posted Nov 1, 2013

November 1 through December 1 the North Rim is open for day use only unless snow closes Highway 67 prior to that date. Overnight parking will not be allowed along the Highway 67 corridor inside the park. From November 1 through December 1: Services: The North Rim is day use only in November, defined as Read the full article…