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.

2021 Closures

Mount Washburn Trails

All trails to the top of Mt. Washburn are closed.

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.


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

Map showing the closures, trails, and roads around the Grand Canyon.
Map showing current closure in the Canyon area.


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

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Current Conditions

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

Last updated: April 14, 2021

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