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    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • Expect a Good Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms Through the 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. 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 »

Backcountry Audiocasts

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Planning to hike this week? Read our
Critical Backcountry Updates
Includes Trail Closures and Restrictions

Listen to our most recent audiocast below:
or download it through the link provided.

Our podcasts are also available as free downloads from iTunes Hiking Grand Canyon Channel

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Download the entire Hiking Grand Canyon Audiocast: 20m:42s

This 21 minute mp3 audiocast was made from Grand Canyon National Park's
Hiking Information Video and is available for downloading from the link below:

http://www.nps.gov/grca/photosmultimedia/upload/hiking_grand_canyon.mp3
Hiking Grand Canyon: Duration 20m:42s (14.5 MB mp3 File)

Hiking in the Grand Canyon is so demanding that even people in excellent condition often emerge sore and fatigued. Yet small children, senior citizens, and people with physical disabilities have successfully hiked the canyon.

A hike into the Grand Canyon will test your physical and mental endurance. Know and respect your limitations. Moderation is the key to an enjoyable hike. If you wish to camp anywhere in the park, other than in developed campgrounds on the North Rim, South Rim, or Tuweep, you must obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center. Backcountry travelers must have their permit in their possession while in the backcountry. Once a camp is established, the permit must be attached to a pack, tent, or other equipment in plain view so it can be easily checked by rangers.

Permits are valid only for the trip leader, itinerary, number of people, and dates specified on the permit. Permits for all overnight backcountry use must be obtained through the Backcountry Information Center at Grand Canyon National Park. For more information, please visit:
http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry-permit.htm


 
 

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Did You Know?

GRAND CANYON WONDER OF THE WORLD

The Grand Canyon is considered one of the natural wonders of the world largely because of its natural features. The exposed geologic strata, layer upon layer, rise over a mile above the river, representing one of the most complete records of geological history that can be seen anywhere in the world. More...