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Current Items of Interest:

  • Read the Park's Latest News Releases Here

  • Fire Information and Activity Here

  • Construction Updates Here

  • North Rim of the park closed for the winter until May 15, 2014

  • Bottled Water in Individual Disposable Containers is no longer sold in the park. Read more
  • Shuttle bus service on Hermit Road
    In Service March 1, through November 30, 2014
    (The road is closed to private vehicles during this time period.)
    Commercial bus tours are also available.

  • The North Rim of the park is closed for the winter.
    North Rim reopens May 15, 2014

  • South Rim Park & Ride: Tusayan Shuttle Route (Purple) Not in Service.
    Will resume service May 10, 2014 for the 2014 summer season.

  • Changes to Firearm Laws: As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. More...


North Rim: Cape Royal Scenic Road Improvements

Updated December 4, 2013: Improvements to Cape Royal Scenic Road:
Grand Canyon National Park has completed road improvements on Cape Royal Road on the North Rim.

The North Rim is closed for the winter and will reopen on May 15, 2014.
Bright Angel Trailhead after renovation with new stone sign - center.
Bright Angel Trailhead shortly after renovation with the new sign. (center)

The renovation of Bright Angel Trailhead was completed May 2013

On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, over 500 people gathered to celebrate the trailhead renovation of one of Grand Canyon National Park's oldest and most visited trails. The dedication ceremony, celebrated jointly by Grand Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon Association was opened with a traditional welcome by tribal representative, Diana Sue Uquala from the Havasupai nation. Superintendent Dave Uberuaga spoke of the significance of the renovations to the historic trail that included a new seating area and plaza, new restrooms to replace portable toilets, paved parking, new stone masonry walls, accessible walkways, and a new identity sign. View photos here.

The project was overseen by Grand Canyon National Park Project Manager, Vicky Stinson with construction completed by Merrill, Inc., out of Cheyenne, WY. Chevo Studios and Rock & Co., both from Denver, CO, built the stone masonry walls, seating areas and the new identity sign. The project was funded jointly by park entrance fees and private funds raised through the park's official fundraising partner, the Grand Canyon Association.

For additional information on this project, please contact Vicky Stinson, Project Manager at 928-638-7364 or by email here.


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Did You Know?


Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)