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  • Expect Isolated Afternoon and Evening Thunderstorms Through 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 928-638-7767. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »

Backcountry Videocasts

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From the Backcountry Information Center

A Grand Canyon hike can be one of the most challenging and memorable experiences of a lifetime. But no hike in the canyon is easy: the terrain is steep, dry and rugged.

This video is designed to help you plan for and enjoy your hike into the canyon's harsh, yet fragile, environment.

Published by the Grand Canyon Association in cooperation with Grand Canyon National Park.
 

 

 

 

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The Grand Canyon Hiking video is also available on YouTube (in 3 parts)

1) Planning for your Trip: essential things to know. 8m:15s
http://www.youtube.com/user/grandcanyonnps#p/u/0/oUOpJmm2nqI

2) Your Hike: experience the adventure. 9m:39s
http://www.youtube.com/user/grandcanyonnps#p/u/1/o7b8mPcTgq4

3) Critical Review: 2m:40s
http://www.youtube.com/user/grandcanyonnps#p/u/30/h1LrOLSoztI

Did You Know?

CCC STRINGS THE INNER-CANYON TELEPHONE LINE

In November of 1934, the Grand Canyon Civilian Conservation Corps began working on a telephone line through the canyon. They started at Indian Garden and moved down to the Colorado River. They needed to complete this portion of the line first before the extreme summer heat started. More...