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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Local Travel Restrictions and/or Quarantine Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Grand Canyon National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has detailed information on what is exactly open and closed within the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas. The Navajo Nation currently has restrictions in place. The below source link also has detailed information and links to find more information about the tribal lands.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Grand Canyon National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Arizona and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Grand Canyon National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Arizona and the local community for more detailed information.

Local Travel Restrictions and/or Quarantine Required

Grand Canyon National Park currently has travel restrictions, usually set by state and local communities, that usually do not allow or require people traveling to the area to quarantine for 14-days before doing anything in the state or area. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings of certain sizes. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Arizona and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Grand Canyon National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Arizona and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 14, 2021
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***Discover Our Parks, LLC takes no responsability in the accuracy of these alerts, which are taken directly from NPS.gov, and we provide them for informational purposes only. Please refer to NPS.gov for more information.

Grand Canyon National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Grand Canyon National Park - News section for more.

  • Winter pile burns begin on South Rim this week

    January 5, 2022 | 1:06 pm

    Beginning Thursday, January 6, National Park Service (NPS) fire managers will begin pile burning along the Hwy. 64 corridor on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Grand Canyon hiker discovered deceased below South Rim near Boucher Trail

    December 22, 2021 | 11:57 am

    On Tuesday, December 21, at approximately 8:04 a.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of an overdue hiker in the vicinity of the Boucher Trail within Grand Canyon National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Grand Canyon National Park Transitions to 2021-2022 Winter Operations

    November 29, 2021 | 12:42 pm

    Beginning December 1, 2021, visitors traveling to Grand Canyon National Park this winter season should be prepared for modified changes in operations. Visitors should also plan ahead and anticipate temporary road closures and poor driving conditions whenever winter storms pass through the area.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Prescribed Burns to Occur on North Kaibab Ranger District and North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park This Week

    November 29, 2021 | 10:20 am

    A series of prescribed fire projects will begin Tuesday, November 30 and continue throughout the week at various locations across the North Kaibab Ranger District on the Kaibab National Forest. Approximately 6000 acres are scheduled to be ignited at the following specific locations beginning Monday, November 30, and continuing through Sunday, December 5.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bison Reduction on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park Complete for 2021

    November 17, 2021 | 1:06 pm

    Bison reduction operations are now complete for 2021 on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. In total, 36 bison were removed through live capture and transfer, and five were removed lethally, reducing the impacts of the herd on the park’s water, vegetation, soils, and culturally significant sites and locations.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Prescribed Fire Planned for South Rim of Grand Canyon beginning November 16

    November 15, 2021 | 5:19 am

    Grand Canyon National Park fire managers-working with resources from Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Zion National Park and the Kaibab National Forest anticipate initiating prescribed fire treatments as early as tomorrow, November 16, 2021, on the South Rim, as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Prescribed Pile Burns on South Rim of Grand Canyon Start the Week of October 18, 2021

    October 15, 2021 | 10:15 am

    Beginning Monday, October 18, National Park Service (NPS) fire managers will begin pile burning along the Hwy. 64 corridor on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Backcountry Users Advised on Changes in Water Availability Beginning October 11

    October 6, 2021 | 1:17 pm

    Effective October 11, 2021, the National Park Service (NPS) will begin shutting off water to the upper Bright Angel and North Kaibab Trails.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • North Rim Will Begin Transition to Day-Use Operations

    October 6, 2021 | 10:16 am

    Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim will begin transition to day-use operations on Saturday, October 16, 2021. At this time the Grand Canyon Lodge will close and limited visitor services will be available.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Public Encouraged to Attend Virtual California Condor Release Due to Increased COVID-19 Transmission in Local Area

    September 22, 2021 | 12:16 pm

    Due to high Covid-19 transmission levels in counties surrounding the condor release site, and to help prevent further spread of the virus, partners hosting the 26th annual California Condor Release are strongly encouraging the public to attend the live stream event online.

    Read more at nps.gov