Expect Dry Conditions and Warm Temperatures Through the First Half of This 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. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7767. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
Body Found on January 12 in Grand Canyon National Park Identified
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - A body found near Yaki Point in Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as that of 41 year-old Peter Reichner of Glenside, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Reichner's body was found on Thursday, January 12, next to the South Kaibab Trail about one-third mile from the trailhead which is located near Yaki Point on the South Rim.
It has been determined that Mr. Reichner died of injuries sustained in a fall.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing and is being conducted by the National Park Service in cooperation with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
No further information is available at this time.
Did You Know?
During the summer months temperatures within the Grand Canyon are extremely high. Plan your day so you are not hiking between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Take a break near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of day. Enjoy a predawn start and a late afternoon finish. More...