• View of Grand Canyon National Park at sunset from the South Rim

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • 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 »

Minimize River Trip Campfire Impacts

Want to have a campfire during your river trip through Grand Canyon National Park?

  1. Download and read Minimize Campfire Impacts (690KB pdf file)

  2. View the short slide shows below on campfire information
 

Watch Short Slide Shows

 
Campfire wood information
Part 1: Campfire Wood Options: 2M:37S

Learn about bringing campfire wood from home and collecting driftwood during your trip.

Watch slideshow to learn more.
 
Leave No Trace
Part 2: Leave No Trace: 1M:23S

Learn what you can do to protect Grand Canyon National Park and leave the canyon better for the next river runner.

Watch slideshow to learn more.

Did You Know?

COLORADO RIVER AT THE BOTTOM OF GRAND CANYON

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.