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

Posted at November 15th, 2017
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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 ample water to rim locations, while the pipeline is being repaired water may or may not be available below the rim in the cross-canyon Corridor. Please remember, when hiking below the rim a method to treat water must always be part of your hiking gear.

The list below shows if water is on or off (if the pipeline is undergoing repairs water may be off temporarily)

  • North Kaibab Trailhead: water OFF
  • Supai Tunnel: water OFF
  • Roaring Springs Day Use Area: water ON
  • Manzanita Rest Area: water ON
  • Cottonwood Campground: water OFF
  • Bright Angel Campground: water ON
  • Plateau Point: water OFF
  • Indian Garden: ON year-round
  • Bright Angel Trail, Three-Mile Resthouse: water OFF
  • Bright Angel Trail, Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse: water OFF
  • Bright Angel Trailhead: ON year-round
  • South Kaibab Trailhead: ON year-round

Seasonal water stations are usually turned off for the winter sometime between Oct 10th and 30th dependent on location and associated temperatures.

Water available (year-round) on the South Rim at the Backcountry Information Center in the lobby. Water available (year-round) on the North Rim outside the Backcountry Information Center. Additional water bottle filling stations can be found on the Go “Green” and Refill Your Water Bottles web page.

Plan Ahead and Prepare: A backup method to treat water, should the pipeline break, must always be included as part of your hiking gear. Backcountry hikers should always carry extra water.

Zion National Park Announces The Release Of The Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI) For Bighorn Sheep Management

Posted at November 1st, 2017
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The FONSI records the decision of the National Park Service, to partner with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, to manage the Zion desert bighorn sheep population. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/fonsi_11_1_17.htm

Zion Plein Air Art Invitational, November 6 through 12, 2017

Posted at November 1st, 2017
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Forever Project welcomes 24 renowned artist to Zion National Park https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/pleinair2017.htm

Waste Removal Operation Will Close Angels Landing Trail And Scout’s Lookout For Two Half Days In November

Posted at November 1st, 2017
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The operation to remove the waste requires the use of a helicopter, so safety precautions in the form of trail and road closures will be in effect. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/wasteremoval_11_1_17.htm

National Park Service Proposes Targeted Fee Increases at Parks to Address Maintenance Backlog

Posted at October 27th, 2017
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The National Park Service is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks during peak visitor seasons. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/feeincrease_10_25_17.htm

Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Oct 2, 2017

Posted at October 26th, 2017
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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 ample water to rim locations, while the pipeline is being repaired water may or may not be available below the rim in the cross-canyon Corridor. Please remember, when hiking below the rim a method to treat water must always be part of your hiking gear.

The list below shows if water is on or off (if the pipeline is undergoing repairs water may be off temporarily)

  • North Kaibab Trailhead: water ON
  • Supai Tunnel: water ON (turned off for winter on Monday, October 30)
  • Roaring Springs Day Use Area: water ON
  • Manzanita Rest Area: water ON
  • Cottonwood Campground: water ON (turned off for winter on Monday, November 6)
  • Bright Angel Campground: water ON
  • Plateau Point: water ON (turned off for winter on Monday, October 30)
  • Indian Garden: ON year-round
  • Bright Angel Trail, Three-Mile Resthouse: water ON (turned off for winter on Monday, October 30)
  • Bright Angel Trail, Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse: water ON (turned off for winter on Monday, October 30)
  • Bright Angel Trailhead: ON year-round
  • South Kaibab Trailhead: ON year-round

Seasonal water stations are usually turned off for the winter sometime between Oct 10th and 30th dependent on location and associated temperatures.

Water available (year-round) on the South Rim at the Backcountry Information Center in the lobby. Water available (year-round) on the North Rim outside the Backcountry Information Center. Additional water bottle filling stations can be found on the Go “Green” and Refill Your Water Bottles web page.

Plan Ahead and Prepare: A backup method to treat water, should the pipeline break, must always be included as part of your hiking gear. Backcountry hikers should always carry extra water.

Trails Update – date posted Oct 26, 2017

Posted at October 26th, 2017
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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.

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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.

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 numbers are issued by the Backcountry Information Center, located inside the park. The South Rim Backcountry Information Center is open daily, year round, for walk-in visitors from 8 am to noon and 1-5 pm Mountain Standard Time. The North Rim Backcountry Information Center is open daily from mid-May to October 31 for walk-in visitors from 8 am to noon and 1-5 pm Mountain Standard Time.

Organized Group Rim-to-Rim and Extended Day Hike/Run: Any organized, noncommercial, group conducting rim-to-rim and extended day hiking and running, including rim-to-river-to-rim, and rim-to-rim-to-rim in the inner canyon is required to obtain a Special Use Permit from Grand Canyon National Park. The inner canyon is defined as the area below the Tonto Platform (Tipoff and Indian Garden) from the South Rim and below Manzanita Resthouse (Pumphouse Residence) from the North Rim. Any group, regardless of size, which has advertised to the general public, required individuals to sign up prior to participation, or that has an organizer who has been compensated for their services (including subsidized participation in the activity), is required to operate under a Special Use Permit. For more information visit www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/sup.htm

Report from the North Rim – date posted Oct 3, 2017

Posted at October 18th, 2017
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Grand Canyon National Park has closed the yurt located at CC Hill on the North Rim effective September 21, 2017 for safety concerns. The yurt is scheduled for demolition later this fall (2017). For more information, visit the Grand Canyon National Park North Rim Yurt Permanently Closed news release.

North Rim operations will begin seasonal shut-down of most visitor services on Sunday, October 15.

Visitor entrance and campground fees will be collected through November 30. Entrance fees are good for 7 days on both the North and South rims. The North Rim Visitor Center will be open intermittently from 9 am to 3 pm through October 31. The North Rim Backcountry Information Center will be open from 8 am to 5 pm seven days a week through October 31.

North Rim campground sites are available by reservation through October 31. Book campground reservations at www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. Backcountry reservations are required November 1 through May 15, as the North Rim Campground switches to primitive use with walk-in only sites and no running water.

Angels Landing and a Portion of West Rim Trail Will Close For One Week In October

Posted at September 18th, 2017
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Beginning October 2, through 6, 2017, Angels Landing Trail will Close For Maintenance https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/angels-landing-and-a-portion-of-west-rim-trail-will-close-for-one-week-in-october.htm

North Rim Yurt – date posted Sep 15, 2017

Posted at September 15th, 2017
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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 permits are available through the Backcountry Information Center. For more information see www.nps/gov/grca/planyourvisit/winter-recreation.htm