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 »
Spring Fire Management Activities Planned for Grand Canyon’s North Rim
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Contact: Dave Robinson, 928-643-8138
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Fire Managers at the North Rim are planning to prescribe burn approximately 30 acres on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Ten acres are located within the North Rim developed area near the North Rim helibase and the North Rim emergency services building. An additional 20 acres are located approximately ½ mile south-southeast of the North Rim campground.
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.