North Rim Yurt – date posted Sep 15, 2017

THE NORTH RIM YURT WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE 2017/2018 WINTER SEASON DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS REGARDING A RODENT INFESTATION. 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 …

Drinking Water outside the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Sep 15, 2017

Hikers should make every effort to obtain recent confirmation of water availability and become familiar with routes to the river before starting any hike. Contact the Backcountry Information Center for recent water reports. Water available (year-round) on the South Rim at the Backcountry Information Center in the lobby and at Hermits Rest (near the other public amenities). Water available (year-round) …

Trails Update – date posted Sep 15, 2017

Check in with the Backcountry Information Center for the latest trail conditions prior to starting your hike. For information about vehicle access to remote trailheads, contact the Backcountry Information Center. —————————————— Check in with the Backcountry Information Center for the latest trail conditions prior to starting your hike. For information about vehicle access to remote trailheads, contact the Backcountry Information …

Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads – date posted Sep 15, 2017

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 of the roadbed and can …

Be Aware of Lightning Danger – date posted Sep 15, 2017

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 not possible, move well away …

Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Sep 15, 2017

TRANSCANYON WATER PIPELINE BREAK: Several locations within the park’s inner canyon will be without water or on stored water Friday into Monday while crews repair a break in the Transcanyon Water Pipeline. Hikers going to Cottonwood Campground and Roaring Spring will need to be able to carry or treat all of their drinking water. On Friday, September 15, the flow …