Grand Canyon Backcountry Regulations
It is the responsibility of a backcountry permit trip leader to insure that all participants know and obey the following regulations. The trip leader and/or participants can be cited for violating these regulations.
Additional Regulations and Policies
Grand Canyon Backcountry Management Plan (www.nps.gov/grca/learn/management/bmp.htm)
Additional Pertinent Documents
Grand Canyon General Management Plan (www.nps.gov/grca/learn/management/gmp.htm). The 1995 General Management Plan (GMP) for Grand Canyon National Park guides the management of resources, visitor use, and general development at the park. The primary purpose of the plan is to provide a foundation from which to protect park resources while providing for meaningful visitor experiences.
2006 National Park Service Management Policies (www.nps.gov/policy/index.cfm). This volume is the basic policy document of the National Park Service for managing the national park system. Adherence by National Park Service employees to policy is mandatory unless specifically waived or modified by the Secretary of the Interior, the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, or the Director of the National Park Service.
National Park Service Director's Order #41: Wilderness Stewardship (www.nps.gov/policy/DOrders.cfm) . The purpose of this Director's Order is to provide accountability, consistency, and continuity in the National Park Service wilderness stewardship program, and to guide servicewide efforts in meeting the requirements of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131-1136). This Order clarifies, where necessary, specific provisions of Management Policies 2006 and establishes specific instructions and requirements.
Additional backcountry info can be found on the following webpages.
Last updated: March 31, 2023