Grand Canyon National Park News
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.