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 928-638-7767. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. 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?
No one has ever found a fossilized reptile skeleton or even an entire reptile bone within the Grand Canyon. Fossil footprints were left by more than 20 species of reptiles and amphibians, but no complete teeth or bones! More...