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 is preventable if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
UPDATE Cape Royal Road at Grand Canyon National Park Closed
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
UPDATE: Cape Royal Road at Grand Canyon National Park Closed
Grand Canyon, AZ – Grand Canyon National Park has started road improvements on Cape Royal Road on the North Rim. Heavy monsoonal weather and construction activities necessitate the immediate closure of the road to ensure visitor and worker safety. Effectively immediately, Cape Royal Road from the Y to the terminus at Cape Royal will be closed to all vehicle traffic through the end of the season.
All other roads including Point Imperial Road remain open to vehicle traffic through the end of the season. Point Imperial is the highest point on the North Rim and overlooks the Painted Desert and the eastern end of Grand Canyon.
For more information about visiting the North Rim please visit the park website.
Did You Know?
From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.