Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015
A major initiative to repair and improve overlooks, trails, and parking lots along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River began the week of June 20, 2016. The current area closures are the first step in a major rehabilitation project that will take place over the next four years, with completion scheduled for 2020.
The project will re-route trails away from dangerous areas with stone barriers; connect historic overlooks with new walkways; create safe, accessible viewing areas with new informational signage; and use natural materials to integrate the infrastructure into the canyon’s spires and cliffs.
Current closures include:
Areas impacted over the four-year period include:
This project will be funded by the Yellowstone Park Foundation (www.ypf.org) through private donations and federal fee dollars. Construction will be managed and contracted by the Federal Highways Administration, with oversight by Yellowstone National Park. A crew of students from Montana Conservation Corps is assisting the National Park Service trail crew with work on the North Rim Trail.
Last updated: June 27, 2016