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  • Through Saturday: Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms. Sunday: Thunderstorms More Likely

    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 »

  • Temporary North Rim Road Closures Due to Galahad Fire Began May 29

    As of Thursday May 29, two road closures are in effect for public and firefighter safety. W4 road is closed from FS268B road south to Pont Sublime. W1 road is closed from W4 to western end of the Basin. 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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Trail Updates Web Page for the latest information


 
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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?

SWITCHBACKS ON BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL

Each year, thousands of hikers enter the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. They follow a route established by prehistoric people for two key reasons: water and access. Water emerges from springs at Indian Garden, and a fault creates a break in the cliffs, providing access to the springs.