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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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Park Alerts (2)

***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.

  • Missing Person Found near Roosevelt Point on North Rim

    September 17, 2021 | 11:01 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) has successfully located missing person, Clifton Beck.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Missing Person Search Initiated on the Walhalla Plateau of North Rim

    September 16, 2021 | 12:04 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a missing person search at Grand Canyon National Park. On Tuesday, September 14 at approximately 9 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of an overdue backpacker in the vicinity of the Walhalla Plateau on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Joint News Release: Watch California Condors take their first flights in the wild during the 26th annual in-person and live-streamed public release!

    September 2, 2021 | 11:19 am

    The Peregrine Fund and Bureau of Land Management at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument are hosting a celebration on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 25 at 1 p.m. MDT (noon MST, northern-Arizona Condor Time) by releasing captive-bred California Condors to take their first flights in the wild.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Search for Missing Texas Man Continues in Limited Mode

    September 1, 2021 | 4:42 pm

    After weeks of extensive searching, the National Park Service (NPS) is reducing the scale of the search for Charles Lyon of Tyler, TX who went missing at Grand Canyon National Park on June 10, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Visitor Fatality at Deer Creek in Grand Canyon National Park

    August 30, 2021 | 8:34 am

    On Saturday, August 28, at approximately 4:19 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of an injured non-commercial river trip participant in the Deer Creek Narrows within Grand Canyon National Park. The participant fell approximately 50 feet while on a hike in the narrows and could not be located by members of the river trip.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Missing Person Recovered below the Rim near Yavapai Point in Grand Canyon National Park

    August 25, 2021 | 8:29 am

    On Monday, August 23, National Park Service personnel located a body below Yavapai Point following a multi-day search and rescue operation. Park rangers recovered the body which was located approximately 430 ft. below the rim. The body was transported to the rim and transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office. Based on evidence found with the body, the individual is believed to be missing person Gabor Berczi-Tomcsanyi.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Missing Person Found on Hermit Trail at Grand Canyon National Park

    August 24, 2021 | 2:47 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) has successfully located missing person, Arturo Hernandez. On Tuesday, August 24 at approximately 2 p.m., search and rescue personnel located Hernandez via helicopter along the Hermit Trail near Breezy Point.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Missing Person Search Initiated near Hermit Creek at Grand Canyon National Park

    August 24, 2021 | 11:20 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a missing person search at Grand Canyon National Park. On Monday, August 23 at approximately 4:30 a.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of two overdue hikers on the Hermit Trail within Grand Canyon National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Missing Person Search Initiated at South Rim of Grand Canyon-August 2021

    August 19, 2021 | 10:24 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.Gabor Berczi-Tomcsanyi, 45, a Hungarian national, is believed to have traveled to the South Rim on or around July 19, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Angela Boyers Selected as Chief Ranger of Grand Canyon National Park

    August 18, 2021 | 8:46 am

    Grand Canyon National Park Deputy Superintendent Louis Rowe has announced the selection of Angela Boyers as Chief Ranger for the Division of Visitor and Resource Protection. As chief ranger of Grand Canyon National Park, Boyers will manage a complex program that includes law enforcement, emergency services, wildland and structural fire, aviation, fee collection, backcountry operations, and a regional dispatch center.

    Read more at nps.gov