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  • Expect Cooler Nights with No Precipitation through the Remainder of 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 »

Brochures

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Grand Canyon National Park Site Bulletins and Trail Brochures may be downloaded from this page. Park Newspapers are here.

The free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for viewing. For best results, we suggest that you download the file to your computer before viewing or printing.

Many more publications are available through the park's bookstores.


Site Bulletins
Things to Know
Nearest Available Lodging for both the South and North Rim
(207kb PDF File, Mar 2010)
Lightning Danger (188kb PDF File, Jun 2008)

Sunrise/Sunset Information
Sunrise/Sunset for South Rim (103 kb PDF File, Jun 2005)

Campground Information and Maps
Mather Campground, South Rim (486 kb PDF January 2013)
Desert View Campground, South Rim (303 kb PDF July 2013)
North Rim Campground (184 kb PDF)

Trail Information
Corridor Trails - color brochure (1 mb PDF File, Sept 2009)
Private Stock Use (243 kb PDF File, Dec. 2013)
More detailed trail descriptions can be found at Day Hiking and Trails and Use Areas
 

South Rim Trail Brochures

Life Along The Rim/ Grand Canyon Geology
(579kb PDF File)
The South Rim of Grand Canyon marks the northern edge of a high plateau whose gray-green forests stand out in vivid contrast to the arid lands below the rim. From here the cliffs of Grand Canyon drop 5,000 feet/ 1,500 meters to the Colorado River, crossing several biotic zones.

Nowhere on this planet are the scope of geologic time and the power of geologic processes as superbly and beautifully exposed as in these canyon walls.

 
cover of Hermit Road greenway plant guide

Plants Living on the Edge: Hermit Rd. Greenway
(1.7 MB PDF)
Walk the Hermit Road portion of the Greenway Trail to learn about the South Rim's plant communities and how they thrive in this challenging environment.

This section of the Greenway Trail starts at Monument Creek Vista and ends at Hermits Rest, a distance of 2.8 miles/4.5 km. The paved trail is relatively level with some slight up and downhill sections.


 
cover of Bright Angel Trail Plant Identification Guide

Bright Angel Trail Plant Identification Guide
From rim to Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse (364kb PDF)

Starting at the Bright Angel Trailhead, this guide points out some of the plants you pass. Trail descriptions (written in red) help you find where different plants first start to appear along the trail. You will not only identify common plants, but also discover interesting facts about each. Record how many plants you can find by checking off the box next to each name.


 
Cover of CCC Grand Canyon Village Trail Guide.

Civilian Conservation Corps Walking Tour
(1.15 MB PDF file)
During the 1930's severe economic depression challenged the confidence of the people of the United States. One in four people was unemployed. Many were homeless. The Civilian Conservation Corps was created in 1933 to put young men to work on worthwhile projects. At Grand Canyon the CCC built roads, trails, walls, shelters and much of the infrastructure that still is in use today.

The walking tour travels a circular route in the Historic District of Grand Canyon Village of approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km), although you can begin at any point and walk as much of the loop as you wish.


 
Desert View brochure cover showing the Watchtower.

Desert View - with map (1.0 MB PDF)

From ancient nomadic hunters to today's visitors, human experience has shaped Desert View's cultural landscape.

A short ¼-mile (½-km) walk leads from the parking area, past historic buildings, to the rim. From Desert View Point you can see the Colorado River make a big bend to the west. Climb the stairs to the top of the watchtower for outstanding views of the canyon.


 
Tusayan Ruin (821kb PDF File)

Welcome to Tusayan Pueblo Ruin at Desert View. (South Rim) People have lived on the Colorado Plateau for thousands of years. The Paleo-Indians, nomadic hunter/gatherers who lived here 5,000-10,000 years ago, left the earliest evidence. With the introduction of agriculture about 2000 years ago, villages (pueblos) like this one developed.

 

Phantom Ranch & Inner Canyon Trail Brochures

Phantom Ranch Walking Tour
(2.60 MB PDF File) revised 12/2013

Like a long-forgotten diary in a dusty cellar, Phantom Ranch tells stories of a time gone by.

On this walking tour, follow along in the diaries—and footsteps—of Phantom Ranch’s pioneers.

 
Unkar Delta (549 kb PDF)

This trail guide is used by Colorado River boating parties during visits to Unkar Delta, once the home of prehistoric peoples. The trail is a 0.8 mile loop, over alluvial terraces and drainages. Allow approximately forty-five minutes, round-trip. This trail system has been developed to permit visitation while protecting the fragile desert environment and prehistoric remains.

 

North Rim Trail Brochures

Bright Angel Point (1.65MB PDF)

Arrival at Bright Angel Point by the Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim places you on the edge of a vastness of scenery, time, and opportunity. The view confirms the tremendous uplift that has occurred, leaving the canyon's North Rim 1,000 feet/300 meters higher than the South Rim. Walk slowly and pace yourself; Bright Angel Point is 8,148 feet/2,484 meters above sea level (5,780 feet/1,762 meters above the Colorado River)

 
Widforss Trail (1.75MB PDF)

The Widforss Trail starting from the North Rim Village, follows the canyon rim for approximately 2 1/2 miles/ 4 kilometers then heads into the forest to emerge at Widforss Point - a distance of 5 miles/ 8 kilometers one way (10 miles/ 16 kilometers round trip). The entire round trip takes most people 4 to 5 hours. There are no restrooms or drinking water along the trail.

 
Walhalla Glades Pueblo (1.73MB PDF)

Nine hundred years ago, people were living on the North Rim at Walhalla Glades. The site was a summer home for families for over 100 years. Walhalla Plateau is "peninsula" surrounded on three sides by the
Grand Canyon. The elevation in this area is a bit lower than most of the North Rim of Grand Canyon, and updrafts of warm air from the inner canyon allow the winter snows to melt early, making Walhalla a favorable place for ancestral people to farm.

 

Tuweep/Toroweap

Cover of Tuweep bulletin Tuweep/Toroweap (2 MB) September 2014

A visit to Tuweep provides an opportunity for an uncrowded, rustic, and remote experience. Access is challenging and demands skill at negotiating difficult roadways. Services are non-existent.

Did You Know?

A curious California condor

California condors, being curious, are attracted to human activity. If you see a condor, do not approach it or offer it food. As you enjoy your next Grand Canyon viewpoint, look for these massive scavengers soaring on their nine-foot (3m) wings over the canyon. More...