Work began September 2012 and is currently in progress. Construction will be ongoing through mid-May 2013. For more information visit www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/const.htm
Bright Angel Trailhead Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 4 pm, Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Grand Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon Association will dedicate the renovated trailhead for Bright Angel Trail, one of the oldest and best known trails in the National Park system. This renovation encompasses a 3.5 acre area at and surrounding the Bright Angel Trailhead and is focused on creating an accessible and comfortable area for visitors that complements existing historic buildings including the Bright Angel Lodge and Rim Cabins designed by Grand Canyon architect Mary E. J. Colter. Having not had much significant development in the past 100 years, many people have had a hard time finding the trailhead and there was no convenient or comfortable place for people to sit to either enjoy the view or prepare for hikes. The renovation will greatly improve conditions at and around the trailhead, providing a much better experience for park visitors.