Expect Isolated Showers and Thunderstorms Friday, with Increasing Chances Over the Weekend
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 »
South Rim Chip Seal Project to be Completed this Summer
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – A chip seal project that began last summer on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will be completed early this summer.
Fann Contracting from Prescott, Arizona will be starting work in early June. Chip seal spot fixes will be completed first. Weather permitting, this work should take seven to ten days. Once the chip seal work is completed, fog seal work will begin and is also expected to take seven to ten days, weather permitting. Striping of all newly fog sealed areas will be the final stage of the project.
Work on this project will primarily occur Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. It is currently anticipated that all work will be completed by late July.
Signs will be posted in construction areas notifying visitors and residents of any short-term or pending closures. Flaggers and pilot cars will also be used in areas where work is underway to direct or move vehicles through project areas. Maximum delays of 15 minutes can be expected.
To follow the progress of this project, please go to www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/const.htm, for additional information, please contact Public Affairs Specialist Shannan Marcak at 928-638-7958.
Did You Know?
There are approximately 1,737 known species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss and 195 species of lichen found in Grand Canyon National Park. This variety is largely due to the 6,000 foot elevation change from the river up to the highest point on the North Rim. More...