Dry and Warmer from Today into Early 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 »
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for National Public Lands Day
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
While entrance fees and commercial tour fees will be waived for NPLD, recreation "user fees" such as backcountry permit fees, camping fees and fees for other activities offered in the park will not be waived.
Visitors who enter the park on Saturday, September 25, will be allowed to enter free of charge. Those who enter the park before or after September 25 will need to pay the regular entrance fee. Park entrance stations will have Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them.
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 and is intended to encourage shared stewardship of our nation's public lands. Today, NPLD is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance federal, state and local public lands. In Grand Canyon National Park, volunteers and park staff will be working with the park's Vegetation Program on native plant restoration, invasive plant control, and nursery and greenhouse projects.
For more information on fee-free opportunities in park units around the country, please visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm. To learn more about visiting Grand Canyon National Park, visit the park's web site at www.nps.gov/grca, or have a free Trip Planner mailed to you by calling 928-638-7888. To learn more about National Public Lands Day, please visit the NPLD web site at www.publiclandsday.org.
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.