Fire Information and Activity

Fire Updates / Advisories / Restrictions / Closures


Week of October 17, 2016

Fire managers at Grand Canyon National park anticipate initiating two prescribed burns on the North Rim this week as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow. Please visit for more information.

Fuller Fire progression map as of 7/29/2016
Grand Canyon Lodge, North Rim Campground, North Kaibab Trailhead, visitor center and scenic viewpoints within Grand Canyon National Park are all open.


Updated September 12, 2016

OPEN TO VISITORS: Highway 67; North Rim Visitor Center, Lodge and Campground; Fuller Canyon Road; Point Imperial and Cape Royal Roads; Cape Royal Trail; Cape Final Trail; Cliff Springs Trail; Nankoweap Trail via FR 610; and FR 22 and Rainbow Rim Trail on the Kaibab National Forest.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Fire: Fuller Fire

Acres: 14,541

Start Date: June 29,2016

Cause: Lightning

Location: Point Imperial, North Rim Grand Canyon National Park

Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain

As of September 1, the closure order for the Saddle Mountain Wilderness area associated with the Fuller Fire on the North Kaibab Ranger District has been modified to reflect a smaller closure area due to increased moisture and decreased fire danger.

The boundary of this area closure starts east of Highway 67 at the South Canyon Trailhead off Forest Road 610, heading northeast along South Canyon Trail #6 to the junction with FR 211, then continuing northeast along FR 211 to the junction with FR 8910, then just south of the FR 8910 heading east, then along the Saddle Mountain Wilderness boundary, and back to the South Canyon Trailhead off FR 610. Closed roads include FR 211 and the portion of FR 8910 that runs north and south in the closure area.

This order only affects lands on the Kaibab National Forest. Visitors may call the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center at 928-643-7298 or the North Kaibab District Office at 928-643-7395. View the closure map here.

Access is open to the Nankoweap Trail via Highway 67 from Jacob Lake, and then FR 610 to the Nankoweap Trail #57, which travels east along the south border of the Saddle Mountain Wilderness Area of the Kaibab National Forest.

Fire is a natural part of the landscape in Grand Canyon National Park and Kaibab National Forest and fire managers use it to help clean up dead down trees and debris from the forest floor. The extended absence of wildfire increases the risk of catastrophic fire in this area, which could have negative impact on vegetation, soil, wildlife, and other natural resources. The Fuller Fire reduces the likelihood of catastrophic wildifre in the future by restoring the natural fire cycle and improving forest health.

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Fire Restrictions / Regulations

Please review the year-round fire regulations in place at Grand Canyon:

- Within the park, fires are only allowed in designated campgrounds and may only be ignited in grills or designated fire rings.
- If you are hiking and camping below the rim, cook stoves may be used, but campfires and other open fires are never allowed.
- If you are on a river trip, campfires are only allowed in elevated metal pans, and use of a fire proof blanket under the pan is required.
For information about fire restrictions on other public lands in Arizona and New Mexico call the Southwest Area Fire Restriction Information Line at 877-864-6985.


The fire danger at Grand Canyon National Park is:

Fire Danger Moderate

South Rim: Moderate

Fire Danger Moderate

North Rim: Moderate

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For more fire information in and around Grand Canyon National Park, visit the Arizona Emergency Information Network, the official site for alerts and bulletins on emergencies and disasters in Arizona, including public health and safety advisories, homeland security alerts and disaster relief bulletins.
Also, Arizona Fire News


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Contact the Park

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PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


(928) 638-7888
This is the main phone number for general park questions.

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