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Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted Mar 11, 2016

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…

Tuweep Update – date posted Mar 11, 2016

A BACKCOUNTRY PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CAMPERS WHO WISH TO STAY AT TUWEEP CAMPGROUND. Permit requests can be made on the first of the month four months prior to the proposed start date through the park’s backcountry reservation system. The cost for a Tuweep backcountry permit is a non-refundable charge of $10 per permit Read the full article…

Trails Update – date posted Mar 11, 2016

Check in with the Backcountry Information Center for the latest trail conditions prior to starting your hike. 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 Read the full article…

Report from the North Rim – date posted Mar 11, 2016

The North Rim is closed for the season. Hikers and cross country skiers are able to enter the North Rim of the park through the winter months with valid backcountry permits. November 1 through May 15, the North Rim Campground is primitive use with backcountry reservations required. Reservations can be obtained from the Backcountry Information Read the full article…

Backcountry Management Plan – date posted Mar 11, 2016

The National Park Service (NPS) is working on revisions to Grand Canyon National Park’s Backcountry Management Plan (BMP). The purpose of the BMP is to establish an up-to-date plan that addresses contemporary backcountry issues and provides an adaptable framework and continues to allow the public to experience and preserve Grand Canyon’s unique backcountry and wilderness. Read the full article…

Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Mar 11, 2016

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 the pipeline breaks, water stops flowing to the North and South Rims and sites along the way. Although large storage tanks provide Read the full article…

Climber Dies after Fall in Zion National Park

On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 9, 2016, a rock climber died after falling from the Moonlight Buttress route in Zion National Park. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/climber-fatality.htm

Climber Dies after Fall in Zion National Park

On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 9, 2016, a rock climber died after falling from the Moonlight Buttress route in Zion National Park. Name http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/climber-fatality.htm

Zion National Park Announces 2016 Schedule of Climbing Closures

Climbing closures in Zion National Park begin on March 1, 2016 to protect peregrine falcon nesting areas. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/climbingclosures2016.htm

Zion National Park Announces 2016 Schedule of Climbing Closures

Climbing closures in Zion National Park begin on March 1, 2016 to protect peregrine falcon nesting areas. http://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/climbingclosures2016.htm