Expect a Good Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms Through the Week.
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. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »
Fire Information and Activity
Updated: August 5, 2014 @ 7:00 a.m.
Smoke in Tusayan and Grand Canyon Village
Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park may see or smell smoke from two fires located on Kaibab National Forest, approximately 5 miles south of the park. More information about the McRae Complex can be found by visiting InciWeb.
National Park Service fire managers on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon have decided to manage the Kanabowntis Fire for multiple objectives.
There are no closures or restrictions in place at this time within Grand Canyon National Park. Please visit the Arizona Fire Restrictions page for more information about restrictions or closures in the state of Arizona.
July 17, 2014
June 10th News Release on the fire.
Temporary North Rim Dirt Road Closures Were Lifted on July 17, 2014:
The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is open for the 2014 summer season. The last day for most concessioner services will be October 15, 2014. The National Park Service will continue its operations including the North Rim Visitor Center and Bookstore, as well as the Backcountry Information Center through October 31.
Fire danger is currently Moderate on the South Rim and Moderate on the North Rim.
Please review the year-round fire regulations in place at Grand Canyon:
Visit www.inciweb.nwcg.gov for up-to-date information about any active fire in the region or across the country.
During an active fire, more detailed information is available from:
The park's Twitter feed:
Listen to the Weather Forecast for Grand Canyon (NOAA Weather Radio)
The fire danger at Grand Canyon National Park is:
South Rim: Moderate
North Rim: Moderate
For more fire information in and around Grand Canyon National Park, visit the Arizona Emergency Information Network, the official site for alerts and bulletins on emergencies and disasters in Arizona, including public health and safety advisories, homeland security alerts and disaster relief bulletins.
Learn more about the Fire Management program at Grand Canyon National Park.
View photos of Grand Canyon's Fire and Aviation program.
To view interagency wildland fire photos, click here.
Did You Know?
The elk found within Grand Canyon National Park weigh as much as 1,000 pounds (450 kg), and have been known to injure people who approach them. Never approach wild animals. It is dangerous, and illegal, to feed the wild animals in a national park. Violators will be fined.