Dry and Warmer from Today into Early Next Week
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »
Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies
One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »
South Rim Fitness Opportunities
Fitness opportunities abound on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. There are activities for every fitness level and every visitor, from short walks on paved trails to strenuous backcountry hiking adventures.
Before engaging on your fitness adventures please consider that the South Rim of Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet / 2,134 meters above sea level. Visitors with respiratory or heart problems may experience difficulties. Walking, hiking, and exercising at this elevation is strenuous, your normal fitness level may not coincide with your fitness level at the park. Please use caution when engaging in any physical activities. Plan for extreme heat when hiking into the canyon in summer.
Some fitness activity suggestions:
Did You Know?
The impacts caused by tamarisk within the Grand Canyon are well documented. These prolific non-native shrubs displace native vegetation and animals, alter soil salinity, and increase fire frequency. What is park management doing about this exotic plant? More...