News Release

Backcountry Users Advised on Changes in Water Availability Beginning October 11

Image of the Three-Mile Resthouse with a vast canyon landscape in the background
The Three-Mile Resthouse along the Bright Angel Trail

NPS Photo/M. Quinn

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News Release Date: October 6, 2021

Contact: Joelle Baird, 928-606-3154

Effective October 11, 2021, the National Park Service (NPS) will begin shutting off water to the upper Bright Angel and North Kaibab Trails.

Water filling stations will be shut off for the season along the Bright Angel and North Kaibab trails affecting Mile-and-a-Half and Three-Mile rest houses on the Bright Angel Trail and Supai Tunnel on the North Kaibab Trail. This adjustment is necessary due to an incoming cold front and projected freezing overnight temperatures which will impact the Transcanyon Water Distribution Pipeline.

Water filling stations will continue to be available at the following locations along the Bright Angel and North Kaibab trails:  

North Kaibab Trail

  • North Kaibab Trailhead (will shut off for the season on November 1)

  • Manzanita Day Use Area

  • Cottonwood Campground

Phantom Ranch and Bright Angel Campground

  • Phantom Ranch

  • Campground restroom or River restroom

Bright Angel Trail

  • Bright Angel Trailhead

  • Indian Garden and Plateau Point

Information on Corridor Trail water availability is available on the park’s website at: Critical Backcountry Updates: Grand Canyon National Park


Last updated: December 14, 2021

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