Expect Isolated Thunderstorm Activity Through Thursday. A Greater Chance on 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 to Replace and Relocate Underground Electric Cable at Phantom Ranch
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park will be replacing and relocating the underground electric cable that serves Phantom Ranch early in 2013. The project will be completed by Lake Powell Construction in coordination with Arizona Public Service and the National Park Service.
Work on this project is expected to begin on Monday, January 7. It is currently anticipated that the replacement and relocation will be completed by March, conditions permitting.
Visitors to the Phantom Ranch area should be aware that work may take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on any day of the week. Moderate daytime noise impacts are expected due to the construction activities and associated equipment use.
In order to assure visitor and worker safety, portions of the Bright Angel Campground will be closed throughout the project and trails in the area will be detoured around the construction. Hikers should watch for and obey signs and should be aware that delays are possible.
Every effort is being made to minimize impacts to park visitors and residents during this important infrastructure improvement.
For the most up-to-date information on Grand Canyon's backcountry, please visit the park's Critical Backcountry Updates web page at http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/trail-closures.htm.
Did You Know?
Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)