Expect Isolated Showers and Thunderstorms Sunday - Then Dryer and Warmer Next 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 »
North Rim Scenic Drive CLOSURES RESCHEDULED
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
The National Park Service will be closing all or most of the North Rim Scenic Drive twice during the month of August. Cape Royal Road (the portion of the Scenic Drive beyond its junction with the Point Imperial Road) will be closed Monday – Wednesday, August 23 – 25 and again Monday – Wednesday, August 30 – September 1. The entire Scenic Drive from its junction with Highway 67 (including Cape Royal Road) will be closed on Wednesday, August 25 and again on Wednesday, September 1. These temporary closures will not include primary roadways (Highway 67) or businesses and services on the North Rim.
Did You Know?
The more recent Kaibab limestone caprock, on the rims of the Grand Canyon, formed 270 million years ago. In contrast, the oldest rocks within the Inner Gorge at the bottom of Grand Canyon date to 1.84 billion years ago. Geologists currently estimate the age of Earth at 4.5 billion years.