Expect Dry Conditions and Warm Temperatures Through the First Half of This 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. 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 »
Rangers Investigate Probable Suicide at Grand Canyon
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, AZ. – At 7:00 a.m. this morning, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report that a male subject was found deceased in a residence within Grand Canyon National Park.
Upon arriving at the residence, located in an area of the park known as Trailer Village, park rangers found the body of an older man, lying in bed. Rangers are investigating the incident as a probable suicide.
The body has been transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s office. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
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Did You Know?
Each year, thousands of hikers enter the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. They follow a route established by prehistoric people for two key reasons: water and access. Water emerges from springs at Indian Garden, and a fault creates a break in the cliffs, providing access to the springs.