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 »
Update: Road Improvements to Temporarily Close Portion of Cape Royal Road on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, AZ – Grand Canyon National Park has begun improvements to Cape Royal Road on the North Rim. Beginning September 3, 2013 Cape Royal Road from Roosevelt Point to Cape Royal Point, at approximately mile 11.5, will be closed for repaving.
Additional improvements along the stretch of Cape Royal Road include sidewalk replacement at Walhalla Pullout, parking lot enhancements at the Cape Royal Parking area and repaving the Cape Royal Trail and Overlook.
After September 3rd visitors to the North Rim will still be able to drive Cape Royal Road to Roosevelt Point. Vehicles over 20 feet in length will not be permitted on Cape Royal Road for the duration of construction. Work along this portion of Cape Royal road has already begun and includes improvements to culverts, headwalls, guardrails, and pullouts. During this period traffic delays may occur and drivers should be alert for workers on the road and possible traffic pattern changes. Point Imperial Scenic Road will still be accessible to visitors.
All road improvements are scheduled to be completed by the end of the season.
For the most up-to-date information on the road improvement project at the North Rim, please visit http://www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/const.htm.
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.