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Canyoneer Fatality in Heaps Canyon

Heaps Canyon is a strenuous, challenging technical canyon with an approximate 3000 foot descent.

Cathedral Fire

The Cathedral wildfire is currently burning in Zion National Park. The lower portion of the West Rim Trail is temporarily closed due to falling debris, so there is no access to Angels Landing at this time.

Tuweep Update – date posted Jun 15, 2015

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…

Report from the North Rim – date posted Jun 15, 2015

State Route 67 and all services on the North Rim re-opened for the 2015 season on May 15, 2015. The last day for most concessioner services and regularly scheduled ranger-led programs will be Thursday, October 15, 2015. The National Park Service will continue its operations including the visitor center, bookstore, and Backcountry Permits Office through Read the full article…

Pipeline Construction at Phantom Ranch – date posted Jun 15, 2015

HIKERS AND GUESTS OF PHANTOM RANCH AND BRIGHT ANGEL CAMPGROUND SHOULD EXPECT NOISE AND DUST. Visitors to the Phantom Ranch area should be aware that work may take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on any day of the week. Daytime noise and dust impacts are expected due to the construction Read the full article…

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.

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.

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…