A Inch of Fresh Snow: Caution - Park Roads are Snow-packed and Icy
Flagstaff and areas south of the park received more snow than Grand Canyon. Follow AZ511.com for Arizona road conditions. Cool and unsettled weather will continue for much of the weekend. Early next week, fair and warmer weather is expected. More »
Fire has the potential to change park landscapes more often than volcanoes, earthquakes or even floods. Such forces of change are completely natural and often necessary. Plants and animals have evolved with, and many depend on, the role fire plays in creating and maintaining a diversity of habitats.
Fire managers at Grand Canyon National Park follow a comprehensive fire plan that allows the restoration of fire regimes through a full range of management tools. Natural fire, prescribed fire, hazard fuel reduction, and fire effects monitoring help restore natural processes while providing for firefighter and public safety.
Grand Canyon National Park has one of the most active fire management programs in the National Park Service. Select a topic below to learn more.
Click Here for the Latest Fire Information (Updates, Restrictions, Closures)
Learn about the history and importance of fire in shaping the plant communities above the Rims of Grand Canyon.
Community Wildfire Prevention & Safety
Work on your taskbooks at the Grand Canyon! We offer two-week sessions to federal and non-federal employees interested in completing their HECM, HELB, and HELM certifications.
Check here for planning documents that guide our fire management operations.
Did You Know?
Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)