Be sure everyone has their seatbelts on every time you start your vehicle, even if you are just going between overlooks.
Watch your step and your children at overlooks, along canyon rims, and at steep dropoffs.
Watch where you put your feet and hands. You may be sharing the land with rattlesnakes and scorpions.
When hiking, carry a gallon of water per person per day. Use sunscreen and a hat. Wear sturdy footwear, a long sleeve shirt and long pants. Gnats (biting midges) can be a problem from May to August. Be sure to carry insect repellant.
Let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return.
From April to July, seasonal pools may exist in canyon bottoms. Please do not enter these pools. Sunscreens and lotions pollute these waters that are important to wildlife.
Avoid ridgetops and open ground during lightning storms.
Less than ¼-inch of rain can produce flash floods. Flash floods are caused by run-off from intense, localized thunderstorms that drop a large amount of rain over a short period of time. They are most common in July, August, and September, but can occur at any time of the year. Move to higher ground immediately.