Expect Isolated Afternoon and Evening Thunderstorms Through the Weekend
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. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
Air Quality at Grand Canyon National Park
Most visitors who come to national parks expect clean air and clear views.
However, Grand Canyon National Park (NP), Arizona, world-renowned for its breathtakingly iconic views, lies downwind of polluted air from coal-fired power plants in the Four Corners region, nearby mining, and urban and industrial pollutants from Mexico and California.
How is air pollution is affecting Grand Canyon National Park, and what is the National Park Service doing about it? __ Learn more here...
The Grand Canyon National Park Webcam (top left) offers a window into the sights, weather, air quality and seasonal changes that the park is experiencing.
The two images on the right, are of the San Francisco Peaks about 60 miles southeast of the Grand Canyon, and just north of Flagstaff, Arizona. The San Francisco Peaks may be seen from both the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park. The I-40 webcam (lower left) provides a view of current freeway conditions in the Flagstaff, Arizona area. Many visitors to Grand Canyon travel on Interstates 40 and 17 and pass through Flagstaff during their trip.
Did You Know?
Each year, thousands of hikers enter the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. They follow a route established by prehistoric people for two key reasons: water and access. Water emerges from springs at Indian Garden, and a fault creates a break in the cliffs, providing access to the springs.