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  • Dry and Warmer from Today into Early Next 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 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?

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...