For the Next Several Days, Expect Thunderstorms and Locally Heavy Rain
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 »
Temporary North Rim Road Closures Due to Galahad Fire Began May 29
As of Thursday May 29, two road closures are in effect for public and firefighter safety. W4 road is closed from FS268B road south to Pont Sublime. W1 road is closed from W4 to western end of the Basin. More »
2013 Construction Zones and Projects
The National Park Service (NPS) has no active construction project taking place on the South Rim during the remainder of 2013. Below is a summary of recently completed projects and describes what was accomplished. (Updated May 31, 2013)
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.
Near Market Plaza and just southeast of the Park Headquarters building, construction of the new Science and Resource Management Facility has been completed.
NPS Photos by Kristen M Caldon
The Bicycle Rental Facility opened for the 2012 season.
Mather Point and the Rim Trail are open. You may walk to the canyon rim by following the signed pedestrian paths leading from the Visitor Center Area to the Rim Trail.
Read more about the Visitor Center/ Mather Point Improvement projects that have been taking place for three years.
Did You Know?
There are different river trip opportunities through Grand Canyon National Park, including professionally guided raft trips, available to the public and often reserved a year or two in advance; and self-guided, or "private" river trips, made available to the public through a weighted lottery. More...