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December 05, 2017
Fire Managers May Initiate Additional North Rim Prescribed Fire
Fire managers will take advantage of continued warm, dry weather conditions over the next several weeks and may initiate additional prescribed fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

November 15, 2017
National Park Service Seeks Public Scoping Comments on the Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input on an Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) in Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GCNRA) below the Glen Canyon Dam. Public scoping will be held for a 30-day period from November 15 to December 14.

November 13, 2017
Body Recovered on South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
On Friday, November 10 at approximately noon, the National Park Service located a body below the rim on the Rim Trail, between Pipe Creek and Mather Point.

November 02, 2017
Celebrate Native American Indian Heritage Month November 9; Honor Veterans with Fee-Free Entrance November 11 and 12 at Grand Canyon
On Thursday, November 9 Grand Canyon National Park will host a Native American Indian Heritage Celebration. Park entrance is free November 11-12 for Veterans Day.

November 01, 2017
Missing Person Search Underway at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service is conducting a search for a missing person within Grand Canyon National Park.

October 25, 2017
Prescribed Fire Update: Favorable Conditions Allow Fire Managers to Continue Operations on North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
National Park Service (NPS) and US Forest Service (USFS) fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, anticipate initiating more prescribed fire (Rx) treatments this week as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

October 16, 2017
Kaibab Suspension Bridge Closed to Foot Traffic during Repair Work; Detours in Place
The Kaibab Suspension Bridge, also called the Black Bridge, will close to foot traffic while trail crews replace wood decking and tread boards.

October 03, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park North Rim Yurt Permanently Closed
Grand Canyon National Park has closed the yurt located at CC Hill on the North Rim effective September 21, 2017 for safety concerns.

September 28, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park North Rim to Begin Seasonal Closures; Will Stay Open for Day Use
North Rim operations will begin seasonal shut-down of most visitor services on Sunday, October 15.

September 22, 2017
Man sentenced for DUI
After pleading guilty to several charges, a man was sentenced to imprisonment and supervised probation during a recent court hearing. Nathan D. Goodman, age 36, is also banned from Grand Canyon National Park.

September 20, 2017
Lisa Carrico Selected as Deputy Superintendent
Lisa Carrico, a 33-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as Deputy Superintendent of Operations and Science at Grand Canyon National Park.

September 18, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for National Public Lands Day
Grand Canyon National Park will join national park sites around the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day with free entrance to the park. Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors arriving to Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

September 08, 2017
National Park Service Selects Three Companies to Provide River Logistics at Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service has selected three companies to provide logistical services in support of administrative river missions along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park. The apparent awardees are Ceiba Adventures, Inc, Colorado River & Trails Expeditions, and Grand Canyon Whitewater, LLC.

September 06, 2017
National Park Service to Reduce Bison Herd at Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) will work with cooperating agencies and partners to reduce the size of the bison herd on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

September 01, 2017
Public invited to release of California Condors
VERMILION CLIFFS, Ariz. – California Condors will be released to the wild in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. The public is welcome to observe the release from a viewing area where spotting scopes will be set up and project personnel will be available to answer questions.

August 18, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park to Celebrate Founder's Day with Fee Free Entrance
Grand Canyon National Park will join national park sites around the country in celebrating Founder's Day with free entrance to the park.

August 18, 2017
Updated: Water Treatment Advisory Lifted
Hydration while hiking is critical to human health- ensure that you are drinking enough water for physical activity.

August 17, 2017
Updated: Water Treatment Advisory
Hydration while hiking is critical to human health-- ensure that you are drinking enough water for physical activity. Grand Canyon National Park is advising hikers that they need to treat their drinking water at the following locations: Cottonwood Campground Manzinita Resthouse

August 16, 2017
Water Treatment Advisory
Grand Canyon National Park is advising hikers that they need to treat their drinking water at the following locations: Indian Garden **NEW LOCATION** Cottonwood Campground Manzinita Resthouse

August 07, 2017
New Short Film Teaches Visitors about "Living with Fire in the Grand Canyon"
Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park can now learn more about the role wildland fire plays at Grand Canyon.

August 03, 2017
Body Located Near Black Bridge in Grand Canyon National Park
On Wednesday afternoon search and rescue crews located a body believed to be Sarah Beadle of Fort Worth, TX.

August 02, 2017
Missing Person Search at Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service is conducting a missing person's search within Grand Canyon National Park.

July 05, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park Seeks River Logistics Contracts
The National Park Service announces a solicitation for award of up to three contracts to provide logistical services in support of administrative river trips along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park.

July 05, 2017
National Park Service Seeks Public Input on the Trans-Canyon Water Distribution Pipeline Project at Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to replace the obsolete Trans-Canyon Water Distribution Pipeline (Pipeline). The analysis of the project to replace the Pipeline and development of alternatives through an environmental assessment (EA) is required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

June 28, 2017
Invitation to Community Conversation with Park Superintendent and Staff
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Chris Lehnertz invites Flagstaff area residents and park lovers to a Community Conversation on July 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff. Superintendent Lehnertz will be joined by several park staff members at the event.

June 27, 2017
Celebrate 4th of July Safely at Grand Canyon National Park v
The National Park Service would like to remind everyone that the best way to enjoy Fourth of July at Grand Canyon National Park is safely. Visitors and residents are encouraged to contribute to a safe and enjoyable park experience on Fourth of July by drinking responsibly and not driving under the influence. With the holiday fast approaching, visitors and residents are also reminded that fireworks are prohibited within Grand Canyon National Park at all times.

June 26, 2017
Historic Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery Has Closed
After nearly 100 years since its opening, Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery will close to new burials due to lack of space. Although the cemetery is closed to new plots, some burials may continue for individuals with a spouse or immediate family already interred in the cemetery.

June 23, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park Issues Warnings to Pet Parents
Bringing Fido or Freda to visit Grand Canyon National Park can be an once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and your furry family members, but before you plan your great American road trip, be sure to follow these suggestions from Park—and Bark!— Rangers.

June 19, 2017
Update: Search Continues for Missing Grand Canyon Hiker in Limited Mode
After three days of extensive searching, the National Park Service (NPS) will reduce the scale of the search for missing hiker, 72 year old Raffat "Ralph" Nasser-Eddin of Los Angeles, CA and Lebanon.

June 15, 2017
Summer Safety: Avoid Hiking during Heat Warning; View Elk from a Distance
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Grand Canyon National Park. The warning is in effect from 10 am Saturday, June 17 to 8 pm Wednesday, June 21 for areas below 5,000 feet in the canyon including Phantom Ranch and Indian Garden.

June 15, 2017
UPDATE: Search Continues for Missing Hiker in Grand Canyon National Park
Search efforts continue in Grand Canyon National Park for missing hiker, 72 year-old Raafat “Ralph” Nasser-Eddin of Los Angeles, CA and Lebanon.

June 14, 2017
Park Rangers Search for Missing Hiker in Grand Canyon National Park
On Tuesday, June 13 at approximately 7:45 pm, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting an overdue hiker.

June 08, 2017
Fire Managers at Grand Canyon National Park Complete Ignition Operations on Long Jim III Prescribed Fire
Grand Canyon National Park fire managers completed ignition operations on the Long Jim III Prescribed Fire. Crews will now monitor the unit and mop up any areas along the fire’s perimeter that may threaten the holding line.

June 06, 2017
Fire Managers at Grand Canyon National Park Continue Prescribed Fire Operations
Grand Canyon National Park fire managers—working with resources from Sedona Fire Department, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Rocky Mountain National Park, Zion National Park, Saguaro National Park and Kaibab National Forest—are continuing operations on the Long Jim III Prescribed Fire.

May 31, 2017
Fire Managers at Grand Canyon National Park Plan Prescribed Fire Adjacent to Grand Canyon Village
Grand Canyon National Park fire managers—working with resources from Sedona Fire Department, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Rocky Mountain National Park, Zion National Park, and Kaibab National Forest—anticipate initiating a prescribed fire treatment this weekend as weather and fuel moisture conditions allows.

May 30, 2017
National Park Service Extends Public Comment Period on Initial Bison Herd Reduction Environmental Assessment for Grand Canyon National Park
The NPS has announced that it will extend the public comment period on the Initial Bison Herd Reduction Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA will now be available for public review and comment through June 14, 2017.

May 24, 2017
Grand Canyon Renews Sister Park Agreement with China's Yuntaishan World Geopark
Grand Canyon National Park and Yuntaishan Geopark from the Henan province of China renewed their five-year Sister Park Agreement on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Rangers Respond to Single Vehicle Accident in Grand Canyon National Park
At approximately noon on Sunday, May 21, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call about a single car accident on Center Road in Grand Canyon Village.

May 15, 2017
Astronomers to Provide Free Telescope Viewing at Grand Canyon National Park, June 17-24
The 27th annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held from Saturday, June 17 through Saturday, June 24, 2017 on the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park.

May 12, 2017
Damaged Grand Canyon Water Pipeline Fixed, North Rim to Open as Scheduled
Repairs to the damaged water pipeline serving Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim were completed ahead of schedule this week, allowing lodging for those with prior reservations, campgrounds, and other services to open May 15 as normally scheduled.

May 09, 2017
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on an Initial Bison Herd Reduction Environmental Assessment for Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that the Initial Bison Herd Reduction Environmental Assessment (EA), which evaluates management actions related to bison on Grand Canyon’s North Rim, is available for public review and comment.

May 03, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park Starts Hauling Water to North Rim as Pipeline Repairs Continue
Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim will open as scheduled May 15 with limited visitor services despite major storm-caused breaks in the only pipeline that supplies its water.

May 02, 2017
Tourism to Grand Canyon National Park Creates $904 Million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5,969,811 visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2016 spent $648,170,900 in communities near the park.

April 28, 2017
Body Recovered from Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park
On Friday, April 28 the Grand Canyon Regional Communications was notified by a commercial river trip that they located a body on the Colorado River at River Mile 152.

April 25, 2017
Update: North Kaibab Trail Now Open Past Redwall Bridge
The North Kaibab Trail is now open.

April 24, 2017
Fatality on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park
At approximately 12 pm on Sunday, April 23, Grand Canyon National Park was alerted to a personal locator beacon activation near Hance Rapid on the Colorado River.

April 20, 2017
Update: Search for Missing Backcountry Hikers at Grand Canyon National Park Continues in Limited Mode
After five days of extensive searching, today the National Park Service (NPS) is reducing the scale of the search for two hikers who went missing at Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday, April 15.

April 16, 2017
Missing Backcountry Hikers Near Tapeats Creek at Grand Canyon National Park
On Saturday evening, April 15 the National Park Service received an alert from a personal locating beacon in a backcountry area of Grand Canyon National Park near the confluence of Tapeats Creek and Thunder River.

April 13, 2017
North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to Open as Planned May 15 with Limited Visitor Services and Water Conservation Measures
The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will open as scheduled, on May 15, with limited visitor services and water conservation measures due to a break in the North Rim water pipeline.

April 06, 2017
Colorado River Trail Now Open to Foot Traffic
This week, Grand Canyon National Park trail crew was able to repair a section of the Colorado River Trail damaged by a rockslide. The trail between Pipe Creek and Silver Bridge is now open to foot traffic and remains closed to stock use.

April 04, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day at Grand Canyon during National Park Week Fee-Free Days
Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate the 47th anniversary of Earth Day during National Park Week fee-free days on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

March 31, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park to Temporarily Close Colorado River Trail for Maintenance Starting Monday, April 3
Due to an unanticipated rockslide the National Park Service (NPS) will close the Colorado River Trail between Pipe Creek and the Silver Bridge for trail repair starting Monday, April 3.

March 24, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park to Temporarily Close North Kaibab Trail and Restrict Rim-to-Rim Traffic while Crews Clear Rockslide Debris; Ribbon Falls also Closed
On Monday, March 27, Grand Canyon National Park will begin daily closures of the North Kaibab Trail at Redwall Bridge to remove debris from a storm-caused rockslide. During this time, rim-to-rim travel will be restricted.

March 15, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park Rangers Recover Body below Mather Point
On Tuesday, March 14, at 4:17 pm, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting that a visitor had fallen from the rim of the canyon west of Mather Point.

March 14, 2017
Spring Snow Melt Causes Annual Turbidity in Grand Canyon Drinking Water
Each year in the spring (March – June) Grand Canyon National Park experiences an increase in turbidity in the drinking water. This increased turbidity is caused by snow melt and spring rains.

February 15, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park Plans Repairs to Indian Garden Pump House and Black Bridge
Beginning in mid-February the National Park Service will rehabilitate the pump houses at Indian Garden and the Black Bridge near Phantom Ranch.

February 15, 2017
Tusayan Shuttle Bus Route at Grand Canyon National Park Begins Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Help Ease Spring Break Congestion – Park and Ride; we’ll be Your Guide
The National Park Service will again offer shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon National Park and the neighboring town of Tusayan, Arizona in 2017. Service will begin March 1 to help ease spring break congestion on the South Rim.

February 10, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for President’s Day
Grand Canyon National Park will join national park sites around the country with free entry into the park in honor of President’s Day Monday, February 20, 2017.

February 02, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park Annual Pass Available for 2017
Grand Canyon National Park annual passes are available for purchase for 2017. This annual pass provides free entrance for a year exclusively to Grand Canyon National Park.

January 31, 2017
Park Rangers Recover Body Below the Rim Near South Kaibab Trailhead
At approximately 5 pm on Saturday, January 28, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting a man who had fallen from the rim near the South Kaibab trailhead.

January 31, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park to Open 2018 Noncommercial River Trip Permit Lottery
On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 the National Park Service will begin accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park.

January 09, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Grand Canyon National Park will join national park sites around the country in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with free entrance to the park. Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors arriving to Grand Canyon National Park on Monday January 16, 2017.

December 23, 2016
Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Centennial Success, Looks Ahead to 2019
As the National Park Service (NPS) prepares for a second century of service, Grand Canyon National Park celebrates the significant accomplishments of the NPS centennial celebration and looks ahead to its own park centennial in 2019.

Last updated: October 10, 2017

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