The Fire Danger at Grand Canyon National Park is:
South Rim: Moderate
North Rim: Moderate
Year-Round Grand Canyon Fire Restrictions:
During an active fire, additional information will be available here:
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.
Fire Management at Grand Canyon National Park
Fire has the potential to change park landscapes more often than volcanoes, earthquakes or even floods. Such forces of change are completely natural and often necessary. Plants and animals have evolved with, and many depend on, the role fire plays in creating and maintaining a diversity of habitats.
Fire managers at Grand Canyon National Park follow a comprehensive fire plan that allows the restoration of fire regimes through a full range of management tools. Natural fire, prescribed fire, hazard fuel reduction, and fire effects monitoring help restore natural processes while providing for firefighter and public safety.
Fire Ecology and Education
Learn about the history and importance of fire in shaping the plant communities above the Rims of Grand Canyon.
Community Wildfire Prevention & Safety
Helicopter Training Academy
Work on your taskbooks at the Grand Canyon! We offer two-week sessions to federal and non-federal employees interested in completing their HECM, HELB, and HELM certifications.
Fire Management Planning
Check here for planning documents that guide our fire management operations.
View photos of Grand Canyon's Fire and Aviation program.
To view National Park Service wildland fire photos, click here
Wildland Fire QUICKLINKS:
Arizona Wildfire Frequently Asked Questions
Arizona Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality Resources
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In 2019, a fire was accidentally started in Cottonwood Creek Canyon. A backpacker ignited some toilet paper in order to dispose of it and avoid packing it out, unfortunately, this small flame started a 64-acre-fire, which burned several large, old-growth cottonwood trees. Every year wildfires damage public lands and about 85% of them are caused by humans. We ask visitors to practice Leave No Trace, and never have fires outside of designated fire rings. Small actions can have huge consequences.
Last updated: September 24, 2021