Expect Moderate Thunderstorm Activity Through 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. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
Grand Canyon North Rim to Celebrate Western Arts Day
Contact: Robin Tellis, 928-638-7739
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Western Arts Day celebrates the western culture which helps define what Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona, and Southern Utah are today. Programmed activities take place in various locations throughout the North Rim developed area. Presentations may include cowboy poetry and music, flint-knapping, beading, roping, and 1840s-era survival skills.
The event starts at noon at the Grand Canyon Lodge and will conclude with an 8 p.m. evening program. Events will take place at the auditorium and grassy square east of the lodge. Regularly scheduled ranger programs will take place in various locations throughout the North Rim developed area. Please inquire at the North Rim (or any Grand Canyon National Park) Visitor Center for a complete list of event activities, as well as their times and locations.
Support for this event is provided by donations received through the Grand Canyon Association and Forever Resorts.
For additional information about Western Arts Day, please contact Robin Tellis, North Rim District Interpreter, at (928) 638-7739.
Advance overnight lodging reservations for North Rim facilities may be made by contacting Forever Resorts, at their toll free number (877) 386-4383 or at (480) 998-1981. You can also visit their website at www.foreverresorts.com.
Advance reservations for the North Rim Campground can be made on line at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777. Campground reservations can be made up to five months in advance.
For additional information about Grand Canyon National Park, please call (928) 638-7888 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/grca.
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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.