Canyon Area Construction Projects

Dozens of people at an overlook with a view of a waterfall
A crowd of people enjoy the view from Artist Point, which was restored as part of the Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project.

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

 

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, Lookout Point, and Grand View have already been restored. The list below includes current and future work that might affect people's plans to visit this area.

Current Closures

Inspiration Point
Inspiration Point and Inspiration Point road are closed for reconstruction. They are expected to re-open in August 2018. This closure also includes the North Rim Trail between Grand View and Inspiration Point.

Uncle Tom's Point, Uncle Tom's Trail & South Rim Trail
Uncle Tom's Point and Parking Area, Uncle Tom's Trail (the stairs), and the entire South Rim Trail are closed for reconstruction. They are expected to re-open in September 2018.

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

Future Closures

Brink of Upper Falls
The Brink of Upper Falls will be closed for construction once the above projects are complete and will remain closed through the summer of 2019.

 
Map of canyon area closures
Map showing current closures that are part of the Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project.

Last updated: August 16, 2018

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