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

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, …

Trails Update – date posted Oct 26, 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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …