Backcountry Management Plan

A view of mining ruins from Horseshoe Mesa.
Hiking along Grandview Trail on Horseshoe Mesa with views of Zoroaster and Brahma and mining ruins on the left.

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Grand Canyon National Park staff have begun work on a Backcountry Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. The existing Backcountry Management Plan was completed in 1988 and needs to be updated to comply with current National Park Service laws and policies and the Grand Canyon National Park 1995 General Management Plan.

Development of a revised plan provides an opportunity to look at alternative management strategies for protecting park resources and values while providing a variety of visitor experiences within the backcountry. Once completed, the revised Backcountry Management Plan will guide management decisions regarding the park's backcountry and wilderness resources into the future.


Planning documents:

A view of the ground and vegetation adjacent to a river with canyon walls in the background.

Last updated: May 2, 2024

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