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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…

Hiking Podcast Updated – date posted Jul 10, 2013

The Backcountry Information Center has updated the Hiking Podcast. The most recent podcast covers all you need to know about Grand Canyon’s Backcountry Information Center and how to obtain a backcountry permit. Visit the Grand Canyon Podcast Directory (www.nps.gov/grca/photosmultimedia/podcasts.htm) for more information or to subscribe. Additionally the update can be heard on the Backcountry Audiocast Read the full article…

Warning: Inner Canyon is Hot – date posted Jul 8, 2013

Temperatures are over 100 F (38 C) at the bottom of the canyon. Plan ahead and prepare. Read the Summer Hiking page. For weather information visit http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=36.1000&lon=-112.0900

Interagency SAR Team Responds to Two Accidents in the Same Canyon over Three Days

The rescue was a success due to the resources and cooperation of all agencies involved. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/sar_respondstwice_7_5_13.htm

Zion National Park to Increase Drunk Driving Enforcement over the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

Zion National Park rangers wish for all visitors to have a safe and enjoyable July Fourth Holiday. http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/dd_enforcement_6_29_13.htm

Pipeline Break Leads to Water Shortage at Phantom Ranch – date posted Jun 28, 2013

As a result of a series of breaks in the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline, Phantom Ranch at the bottom of Grand Canyon is currently experiencing a water shortage. Visitors hiking to Phantom Ranch must be self-sufficient and be prepared to carry or treat all drinking water. In consultation with the National Park Service, Xanterra South Rim Read the full article…