Expect Warm and Dry Conditions through Thursday
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 »
Grand Canyon National Park Expresses Deepest Condolences on 19 Firefighter Deaths
Contact: Grand Canyon Public Affairs, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, AZ- Grand Canyon National Park and the entire National Park Service join the nation in mourning the tragic loss of 19 firefighters, including 18 elite firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew based in Prescott, AZ. Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with the families and loved ones of the firefighters who lost their lives battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.
A small tightknit group, the wildland firefighting community has suffered a devastating loss. Every fire season thousands of men and women place their own lives in danger to protect human life and defend private and public property. The entire National Park Service family sends their deepest condolences to the towns of Yarnell and Prescott, the wildland fire community, and to the families of those who sacrificed their lives.
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.