The South Rim Road is open to the Visitor Center, but the remainder of the road is closed to allow for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The North Rim and East Portal Roads are closed for the season.
Congress has also designated the park lands below the canyon rims for additional protection within the National Wilderness Preservation System.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
VISITOR USE STUDY
WILDERNESS AND BACKCOUNTRY MANAGEMENT PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
NOTE: The public comment period ended on October 27, 2011.
Did You Know?
The Painted Wall is the highest cliff in Colorado. From river to rim it stands 2250 feet (685 meters), and is 1000 feet (304 meters) taller than the Empire State Building.