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?
From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.