May 8, 2015
Emily Davis, 928-638-7609
Grand Canyon, Ariz. –Crews finished repairing a break in the Transcanyon Pipeline (TCP) that occurred north of Phantom Ranch late Monday, May 4th. Phantom Ranch is no longer in water conservation mode and drinking water is again available at Cottonwood Campground and Roaring Springs on the North Kaibab Trail.
Hikers and trail runners are reminded to carry water treatment methods at all times in the inner canyon, as the pipeline can break at any time. Water may also need to be shut off periodically during replacement of the TCP near Phantom Ranch.
All Grand Canyon National Park trails remain open. The National Park Service encourages all hikers to be prepared and to Hike Smart. More information is available on the park website at https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/hike-tips.htm.
The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is currently closed and is scheduled to open for the season on May 15th. For additional information about visiting Grand Canyon please visit https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit.htm.