Canyon Area Construction Projects

Accessible viewing platform at Inspiration Point
People enjoying the view from Inspiration Point, which was restored as part of the Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project.

NPS / Neal Herbert

 

The Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project is a multi-year effort to restore the many viewpoints from which people enjoy the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Artist Point, Inspiration Point, Lookout Point, Grand View, and Uncle Tom's Point have already been restored. The list below includes ongoing work that might affect people's plans to visit this area.

Current Closures

Brink of Upper Falls
The Brink of Upper Falls is closed for construction through the summer of 2019.

North Rim Trail
The portion of the North Rim Trail between Brink of the Lower Falls and Chittenden Bridge is closed for construction. During this closure, people will not be able to walk the full length of the North Rim Trail.

South Rim Trail
The South Rim Trail is closed between Chittenden Bridge and the new Discovery Point Overlook.

Uncle Tom's Trail
Stairs are closed. Trail from Artist Point to Uncle Tom's Parking area remains open.

Additional, short-term closures may occur throughout the year.

Map

The map below shows current closures that are part of the Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project.

 
Map of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone showing closures for 2019. Closures include Brink of the Upper Falls, Partial South Rim. Open areas include Brink of the Lower Falls, North Rim Drive, Red Rock Point, Lookout Point, Grand View, Inspiration Point,
Map showing current closures that are part of the Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project.
 
Construction going around around an old, concrete fire lookout.

Mount Washburn Construction Projects

Learn about the construction projects underway on Mount Washburn.

Lightning strikes Electric Peak as a dark storm rolls over the mountain.

Backcountry Situation Report

Current conditions for trails and campsites.

A rainbow stands out as a geyser erupts.

Current Geyser Activity

Get the latest geyser eruption predictions.

A large stone arch

Current Conditions

Learn about things that could affect your visit before you arrive.

Last updated: July 18, 2019

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