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Sonntag, 19. Juli 2020, 20:20

Grand Canyon officials warn visitors to beware of wild rabbit carcasses

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The National Park Service is asking visitors at Grand Canyon National Park to take caution and not to approach wildlife, especially wild rabbits. Rabbit hemorrhagic disease was recently detected in a dead jackrabbit found within the park, making it the first detected case in the park.
According to a press release from the park service, the disease, RHDV2, is a highly contagious and lethal viral infection among domestic and wild rabbits. The virus does not infect humans, but other causes of illness and mortality of rabbits can. The public is instructed to remain cautious and to follow the instructions below to protect themselves, pets and rabbits while in the park.
If you see sick or dead rabbits in Grand Canyon National Park:
Do not touch or handle the animal.
Contact the Wildlife Program office by calling 928-638-7752 as soon as possible.
Provide the following information: date observed, species if known (cottontail, jackrabbit, other), specific location, and a photo is helpful.
Protect your pets:
Keep dogs on a leash of 6 feet or less.
Do not allow dogs or other pets to interact with sick or dead rabbits or other wildlife.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, RHDV2 is considered a foreign animal disease, meaning the disease is not typically found in the United States and is a threat to domestic and wild animal health. This virus is not related to the coronavirus causing COVID-19 in humans.
This virus can be transmitted among rabbits through contact with an infected rabbit, with body fluids or feces from an infected rabbit or with a contaminated environment. The virus can survive on clothing, plant material or other items that may be accidentally moved from an infected area. Before visiting other wild areas, wash clothing and disinfect footwear.
Rabbit owners should exercise extreme caution to avoid accidental exposure of rabbits to this disease. Domestic rabbits should not be housed outdoors in areas where contact with wild rabbits is possible. Contact your veterinarian for more information about this disease in domestic rabbits.

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Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2021, 20:36

11 Amazing Airbnbs Near the Grand Canyon

Sleep in a Navajo Nation earth home, a vintage camper, or a dome tent, all just a short drive to the South Rim

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Dienstag, 9. März 2021, 21:37

High Water Coming To Grand Canyon National Park

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The Colorado River will be rocking and rolling through Grand Canyon National Park later this month as a "spring disturbance flow" is released from Glen Canyon Dam upstream.
The release is set for March 15 to 26. The operation will coincide with required maintenance on the concrete apron downstream of the dam and powerplant. The spring disturbance flow will not affect the monthly or annual release volumes from Lake Powell.
Lake Powell releases through Glen Canyon Dam will be reduced to 4,000 cubic feet per second beginning March 15. Flows will begin a gradual increase on March 20, will peak at 20,150 cfs on March 22 and will remain steady at that level until March 25. Typical flows in March range from a daily low of 8,000 cfs to daily highs around 15,000 cfs.
Standard operations will resume on the morning of March 26.
The disturbance flows are designed to simulate a spring-timed runoff event. As the changing flows disturb river bottom habitats, ecosystem responses may include elevated algae and insect production resulting in increased aquatic insect prey for endangered humpback chub, non-native rainbow trout, and other wildlife.
The flows also may affect the non-native brown trout in Glen Canyon by reducing survival of emerging young, which may help protect native fish in the river. Scientists will study the effects of the modified flows in Glen, Marble, and Grand canyons and the resulting data may be used to make future recommendations on how to better support the Colorado River ecosystem.
"Scientific studies like these are an important part of our obligation to effectively balance the need for water and power resources with responsible stewardship of the Colorado River ecosystem," said U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Upper Colorado Basin Regional Director Wayne Pullan. "This spring disturbance flow was developed and proposed by agency experts from the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Geological Survey, and Western Area Power Administration in close collaboration with Colorado River stakeholders, with strong support from environmental and recreational interests. I applaud the partnership and collaboration of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group, including all seven basin states and five Native American tribes, to continue our successful adaptive approach to managing Glen Canyon Dam."

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Freitag, 23. April 2021, 22:30

Grand Canyon To Become Park Service's First Inter-Tribal Cultural Heritage Site

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The iconic Desert View Watchtower at Grand Canyon National Park will soon be the home of the Park Service’s first Inter-Tribal Cultural Heritage Site. The project is a collaboration between the Park, the Grand Canyon Conservancy, and 11 tribes with historical, cultural and spiritual links to the Canyon, including the Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai and Hualapai. For thousands of years, Indigenous people have lived on what are now Grand Canyon National Park lands.
Desert View Watchtower was built in the 1930’s, designed by renowned architect Mary Colter. She created it to echo the structures of Ancestral Puebloan people found at what is now Hovenweep National Monument and Mesa Verde National Park. Work by Indigenous artists, including Fred Kabotie, adorn the watchtower.
Plans for the new heritage site include a tribal welcome center and expanded cultural demonstrations, including silversmithing and pottery making. The Tribes involved with the project say it’s an opportunity to share not only their rich histories with millions of annual visitors to the Park, but also a chance to showcase their evolving and complex cultures. The Park Service believes the site will promote and acknowledge the diverse tribal cultures connected to the Grand Canyon, incorporating vital First-voices and perspectives into park interpretive programs.
There are a number of groups funding the project, including the National Park Foundation, American Express and the Arizona Lottery, which recently donated $100,000 to the project. And though the Desert View Watchtower is currently closed to visitors because of the COVID-19 pandemic, work on the heritage site continues. Eventually, the area will re-open to the public, highlighting the history of the Grand Canyon, not just as a cherished national park, but as a home to many.

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Sonntag, 2. Mai 2021, 20:17

Grand Canyon verlost Teilnahme an der Bisonjagd

Im Grand-Canyon-Nationalpark in den USA werden einige Bisons zum Abschuss freigegeben.
Die Tiere hatten sich zuletzt stark vermehrt.
Umweltorganisationen kritisieren das Vorhaben.

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Im Grand-Canyon-Nationalpark in den USA können sich erfahrene Jägern darum bewerben, einen Bison zu schießen. Die Freiwilligen sollen dabei helfen, die Zahl der Bisons im Norden des US-Staates Arizona unter Kontrolle zu bekommen, die sich dort stark vermehrt haben. Eine Lotterie entscheidet, wer im kommenden Herbst auf die Jagd gehen darf. Wer sich bewirbt, sollte aber nicht nur gut schießen können, sondern auch körperlich fit sein.
Umweltorganisationen haben das Vorhaben kritisiert. Die Tötungen seien weniger effektiv als andere Methoden, erklären sie. Außerdem würden die Schüsse Wildtiere erschrecken, die gar nicht Ziel der Aktion seien. „In unseren Augen ist das nicht die angemessene Art, mit dem Problem umzugehen“, sagt Alicyn Gitlin von der Organisation Sierra Club.

Tausende Freiwillige bewerben sich für Bisonabschuss
Ab Montag können für 48 Stunden Bewerbungen eingereicht werden, wie die Parkverwaltung mitteilte. Tausende Interessenten aus dem ganzen Land werden erwartet. Nur zwölf werden per Los ausgewählt und Mitte Mai informiert. Im Herbst soll dann die Jagd beginnen: Die meiste Zeit bewegen sich die Jäger auf einer Höhe von rund 2400 Metern am nördlichen Ende des Canyons. Weder motorisierte Fahrzeuge noch Packtiere dürfen eingesetzt werden, um die erlegten Bisons abzutransportieren, die mehr als 900 Kilogramm wiegen können. Allerdings darf jeder Jäger Helfer mitbringen.
„Es ist ein einzigartiges Erlebnis und man kann lange laufen, bevor man einen sieht und dann muss man noch zum Schuss kommen“, erklärt Dave Arnold aus Sun City, der schon einmal einen Bison erlegte. „Dann ist der Spaß vorbei. Es ist viel Arbeit, wenn man ein anständig großes Tier erwischt.“ Er kennt einige Jäger, die an der Lotterie interessiert sind. Er will sich mit 78 Jahren nicht bewerben: „Wenn ich 20 Jahre jünger wäre, wäre ich der Erste in der Schlange.“

Parkverwaltung des Grand Canyon berichtet von großen Schäden durch Bisons
Mitarbeiter der Parkverwaltung erklären, die Bisons richteten immer größere Schäden an, zertrampelten archäologische Funde und verunreinigten Teiche. Sie dürfen in einem angrenzenden Waldgebiet gejagt werden, was die Tiere in den Grand Canyon getrieben hat. „Sie sind sehr geschickte Kletterer“, sagt die Parksprecherin Kaitlyn Thomas. „Sie können Orte erreichen, die Menschen nicht erreichen können.“
Am Nordrand des Parks leben den Angaben zufolge zwischen 300 und 500 Bisons. Die Parkverwaltung will ihre Zahl auf 200 reduzieren. Einige Tiere wurden bereits in Gehege gebracht oder umgesiedelt. Jeder Freiwillige darf nun im September und Oktober einen Bison schießen und behalten. Für die Zukunft ist geplant, dass auch Stämme der Ureinwohner die Gelegenheit bekommen, Bisons zu schießen.

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Freitag, 1. Oktober 2021, 22:10

Havasupai, NPS Aim To Rename Site In Grand Canyon

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The National Park Service says a process has begun — in collaboration with the Havasupai Tribe — to rename a site currently known as Indian Garden in the Grand Canyon.

The NPS and the tribe are aiming to rename the area Havasupai Garden.
The Havasupai are indigenous to the canyon area, predating the National Park Service. After Grand Canyon National Park was created in 1919, federal officials forced the tribe to leave the site now known as Indian Garden, which sits about 5 miles beneath the South Rim.
A spokesperson for NPS says park representatives and a Havasupai tribal consultant toured the area earlier this month, and that NPS is working to include more educational information about the Havasupai Tribe.
“The name change and new interpretation are a first step in repairing relationships with the Havasupai community that are still impacted by past NPS policies and actions,” the NPS said in a statement.
Havasupai tribal leaders, meanwhile, have continued to advocate for a ban on area uranium mining to further protect the Grand Canyon.
“Each day uranium mining threatens contamination of Havasu Creek, which is the sole water source that provides life to Supai Village, our tribal homeland located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon,” Chairman Matthew Putesoy, Sr. told the Center for Biological Diversity last week.

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Sonntag, 26. Dezember 2021, 19:32

Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch: History, Hiking and Exploring

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Sahara and I walked down the Bright Angel Trail, then stayed 2 nights at the historic Phantom Ranch which opened in 1922. Lots of history and beauty here, no wonder so many people throughout history have been drawn to this location. I hiked and explored while my mule Sahara enjoyed just munching and hanging out in the corral, watching the world and taking naps.
Where: Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Elevation: 2,470′
Date: December 5-7, 2021
Dog Hike? No
I have been waiting a few years to do this trip, putting in for it back in 2019. It is a popular trip that you have to put in for at least 1 year ahead of time. So, I planned on going in December 2020 but COVID started happening around January 2020 and I delayed the trip to 2021 so this was the year. There were modification made for this mule trip due to COVID such as limiting the size of the riders to 10, not sharing cabins at Phantom Ranch and requiring masks while in all buildings in Grand Canyon National Park, regardless of vaccination status.

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Samstag, 12. Februar 2022, 21:33

Video: Enjoy a rare rim-to-rim trek across the Grand Canyon in beautiful HDR

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he average visitor to the Grand Canyon spent an average of 17 minutes looking at the canyon before leaving in the 1990s.
That's according to survey data from the National Park Service reported by the Chicago Tribune in 1996. It's unknown if that's still the case but it's a puzzling phenomenon considering they've come to see one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet.
Comparatively speaking, this video requires only a fraction of that time and shares so much more than most park visitors will ever see in stunning HDR.
Less than 1% of Grand Canyon visitors get to experience what you are watching, according to the National Park Foundation. It adds that while more than 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon each year (at least, before the pandemic), only a tiny fraction wander beneath the rim. Fewer still undertake the arduous journey across the canyon — a trek known as rim-to-rim.

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Sonntag, 27. März 2022, 21:45

Grand Canyon National Park Proposing To Charge For Tuweep Access

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Should you have to pay to enter the Tuweep Visitor Use Area at Grand Canyon National Park? Park staff wants to know, as it is proposing to levy a $2 ticket fee per vehicle entering that part of the park.

Several other parks have been experimenting with charging such fees and requiring reservations in an effort to manage crowds. At Shenandoah National Park this year you need to make a reservation to hike to Old Rag. Great Smoky Mountains National Park used a fee on a trial basis last year for parking at the Laurel Falls Trailhead. Zion National Park requires reservations this year to hike Angels Landing. You'll need reservations to enter Arches National Park this summer, and to drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road at Glacier National Park.
The proposal at Grand Canyon is for a three-year trial period requiring advance reservations to visit the Tuweep Visitor Use Area, including all park areas within Toroweap Valley and the Kanab Plateau.
Increasing popularity of the Tuweep area has led to excessive day use for vehicles and visitation, resulting in crowding and congestion along the roads and parking lot, organized groups traveling in vehicle convoys, vehicles exceeding noise limits, and the degradation of natural and cultural resources, a park release said.

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The park’s 1995 General Management Plan set a carrying capacity to maintain the character of Tuweep. Public comments and participation helped to develop the plan and envision the future of Grand Canyon National Park. As part of that plan, the NPS outlined a potential entry reservation system for Tuweep to mitigate vehicle congestion diminishing access, degradation of area features, and impacts to safety and the visitor experience. Visitation has since grown 250 percent.
Building from these previous efforts and public input, Grand Canyon is proposing to implement an advance day-use reservation system in 2022. This means visitors would be required to obtain a day-use ticket prior to arriving at the Tuweep area. The pilot day-use ticket reservation system would be available on recreation.gov. Visitors with a valid Tuweep backcountry permit for overnight camping will be able to enter without purchasing a day-use ticket. Visitors must also possess a valid park entrance pass or site pass.
The day-use ticket system will authorize 20 vehicles for daily entrance plus existing backcountry permit holders. Of the 20 vehicles with day-use tickets, 18 tickets will be reserved for private vehicles and two tickets will be reserved for authorized Tuweep Tour commercial use authorization holders. This is a change from the previous daily allotment of up to two vehicles per authorized Tuweep Tour commercial use authorization holders per day. By issuing the designated day-use vehicle tickets, the recommended number of vehicles should reduce congestion on the roads, parking lot, and campground and improve the overall experience while reducing exposure to sensitive resources.
To implement the day-use reservation system, a new park-use fee would be introduced. A $2 fee would be used to cover the administration cost for recreation.gov to build and operate an online, reservation platform. Up to six tickets would be available for private vehicle owners to purchase 120 days in advance, and the remaining 12 will be available for purchase up to two days prior to the reservation date. Commercial use authorization holders can purchase tickets for commercial vehicles up to 120 days prior to the reservation date.
A more formalized system to visit Tuweep will provide an equitable process that prioritizes visitor safety while ensuring park resources are protected and desired visitor experiences are available. The system would be closely monitored and adjusted to allow park managers to learn and improve the application of the day-use reservation system. If successful, the day-use reservation system may be adopted permanently as part of a larger visitor use planning effort.
Public comments on the day-use ticket pilot at Tuweep are being accepted from March 24 through April 6 at this site.

Tuweep
The ancestral home of the Southern Paiute people, "Tuweep" refers to Grand Canyon National Park’s broad volcanic valley and surrounding western park lands on the Northwest Rim. Today, based on an extensive public process, the area is managed for an uncrowded, rustic, and remote wilderness experience dominated by nature and solitude.
The Tuweep area is reached by one of three challenging and unmaintained single-lane dirt roads, which can take approximately three hours each way to navigate. The roads require visitors to travel in high clearance vehicles with reduced tire pressure, adequate fuel, and repair items like tire plugs and a bike pump. Seasonal weather conditions of summer monsoons and winter snow can make the roads hazardous and potentially impassable, which is why driving in muddy conditions is prohibited. After departing developed highways to the dirt roads, there’s no cellular or Wi-Fi service available, so towing or mechanical services may not be available. At Tuweep, there’s no water, gas, food, or lodging, and all trash must be packed out.
The Tuweep Campground consists of backcountry campsites available for reservation only by applying for a backcountry permit in advance. The backcountry permit provides certainty in securing a campsite prior to arriving to the remote area. Amenities at the Tuweep Campground include picnic tables and composting toilets. Water, electricity, showers, and trash cans are not available, and wood and charcoal fires are not authorized.
Additional information about the Tuweep reservation system and backcountry permits is available on the Grand Canyon Tuweep website.

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Dienstag, 3. Mai 2022, 21:34

North Rim of Grand Canyon to reopen May 15 for 2022 season

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The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will open on Sunday, May 15 at 6 a.m. to mark the official start of the 2022 season. Grand Canyon Lodge and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will also commence their 2022 seasonal operations on this date.

Visitor services, including the campground, Grand Canyon Conservancy bookstore and the Backcountry Information Office will open at 8 a.m. Information on daily Park Ranger programs will be available at the Roaring Springs Overlook Kiosk through October 15. Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim operations, including lodging, groceries, retail, food and beverage services, shower and laundry and the gas station, will also open May 15. The lodge dining room will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with reservations required for dinner service. The last day of the 2022 season for most commercial services will be October 15, 2022.

On May 15, Fire Point on the Kaibab Plateau will be reopened to the public. Closed due to the Ike’s Fire in September 2019, Fire Point is a popular destination for backcountry car camping, sight-seeing, photography and mountain biking. All overnight use in this area requires a backcountry permit.

The NPS will continue its operations including the Backcountry Information Office through October 31. Once Highway 67 is closed for the season, the North Rim is only accessible to the public via non-motorized travel.

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Freitag, 13. Mai 2022, 22:16

Tusayan Route Shuttle Bus “Park & Ride" begins May 28

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Starting Saturday, May 28, the National Park Service (NPS) will offer shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center and the gateway community of Tusayan, Arizona. The Tusayan Route will run at 20-minute intervals between 8 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. daily through September 9, 2022.

Summer can be very busy at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. During busy periods, visitors can expect up to two-hour wait times at the South Entrance Station between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and parking lots can reach capacity as early as 12 p.m. Riding the shuttle from Tusayan can help visitors avoid entrance station lines and parking frustrations and reduce vehicle congestion in the park.

Visitors must have a valid park pass, including lifetime or annual passes, to board the shuttle in Tusayan. Visitors can purchase standard entrance passes for vehicles, individuals and motorcycles at the IMAX, Canyon Plaza Resort, Red Feather Lodge, and Westwind Air Service at the Grand Canyon Airport. Visitors can also purchase these passes from automated machines at The Grand Hotel and the IMAX as well as online through https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/74282

Visitors can park anywhere in Tusayan, including near stops at the Best Western Premier Inn, Grand Hotel, Big E Steakhouse, IMAX, and the park-and-ride lot on the north end of town near the roundabout. Unless visitors have a campground reservation in the park, those with RVs and those pulling a trailer should park their vehicles in Tusayan at one of the “park and ride” lots and take the shuttle.

The first bus into the park leaves Tusayan at 8 a.m. from the IMAX Theater. The first bus from the park to Tusayan departs the Grand Canyon Visitor Center at 8:25 a.m. The last buses leave IMAX at 9:45 p.m. and Grand Canyon Visitor Center at 9:30 p.m. each night.

After making four stops in Tusayan, the shuttle bus heads to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, where visitors can access trails, scenic viewpoints, and the free in-park shuttle bus system. Shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible, fueled with clean-burning compressed natural gas, and have bike racks that can hold up to three bicycles.

“We are pleased to provide this service to park visitors and local residents again in 2022” says Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Ed Keable. “Riding the shuttles helps protect resources, reduces crowding on park roadways, and reduces our carbon footprint. The Tusayan Route has not operated since the start of the pandemic in 2020, so we hope visitors and residents will use and enjoy it this year.”

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Mittwoch, 8. Juni 2022, 20:46

US Senate holds hearing on permanent Grand Canyon uranium mining ban

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The U.S. Senate held a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would permanently ban new uranium claims on more than a million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.
The Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining heard from supporters of the Grand Canyon Protection Act.
Advocates, including Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema who sponsored the legislation, say the more than 600 active uranium claims near the canyon could eventually turn into mines without a permanent ban.
“Uranium mining around the Grand Canyon is a bad idea. It’s as simple as that. It presents an unacceptable risk to aquifers and springs inside Grand Canyon National Park. And it threatens the Havasupai Tribe, which has lived in the Canyon for more than 800 years. The bill that Senator Sinema and I introduced would ban mining on roughly 1 million acres of federal land surrounding the Park," said Kelly during the hearing.
Environmental groups and tribes say increased uranium mining would threaten springs and groundwater in the Grand Canyon.
The Havasupai Tribe has long opposed mining in the area and says it threatens their sole water source and existence.
In 2012, the Obama administration banned new claims in the area for 20 years. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protection Act last year.
The uranium industry has consistently said new mining methods are safe and won’t contaminate area aquifers.
But tribes and conservation groups, like the Grand Canyon Trust, dispute that assertion.

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Donnerstag, 16. Juni 2022, 21:02

Grand Canyon National Park opens first new hotel in 50 years

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For the first time in 50 years, Grand Canyon National Park is getting a new hotel on the South Rim. Xanterra Travel Collection just opened its latest project, Maswik South Lodge, which was reconstructed for $35 million on top of an old hotel site.
You can book your stay at Maswik South Lodge online, and the original 90 rooms have been expanded to include 120 rooms across 4 separate lodging structures on the 4.5-acre property. Rooms will include private balconies, elevators, access to Maswik Lodge that will include a food court and activities desk, and access to the Village Loop Blue park shuttle line. All are a 10-minute walk from the South Rim itself.
“Maswik South aims to prepare Grand Canyon National Park for the next 100 years,” said Marc Ducharme, general manager. “As stewards of the parks, Xanterra is proud to offer modernized lodging that will serve millions of visitors across its lifetime and enhance the national park experience.”
The new structure nods to the original lodge built in 1927 by the Fred Harvey Company and the Santa Fe Railroad. The original stone pillars from the historic lodge buildings were preserved, and each room will be decorated with textiles inspired by southwestern Native American artwork. There will also be a fossil showcase, after which each building on the property is named as well as a historic map of the canyon.
Designed and constructed to the LEED Gold standard, the hotel construction is comprised of sustainable building materials, high-efficiency lighting, outdoor solar lighting, efficient mechanical systems, and much more including the coming use of reclaimed water. Electric vehicle charging and water bottle filling stations will also be available on-site.

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Mittwoch, 22. Juni 2022, 22:05

Grand Canyon implements Tuweep pilot day-use reservation system

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Grand Canyon National Park will implement a new pilot advance day-use ticket reservation system for the Tuweep Visitor Use Area, July 21, 2022. Park staff are managing for significant and steadily increasing visitation at Tuweep since 1995, along with limited park staffing in the area, ongoing vehicle safety, and natural and cultural resource concerns.

There will be two types of reservations available. One ticket will be for private vehicles and the other will be for authorized Tuweep tour Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) permit holders. The day-use reservation system will apply to the Tuweep area of Grand Canyon National Park, including all park areas within Toroweap Valley and on the Kanab Plateau. It excludes the North and South rim developed areas and overlooks.

Reservations to enter the Tuweep area will go on sale through Recreation.gov at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 5. The day-use vehicle tickets will cost $2. Visitors must also possess a valid park entrance pass. Two CUA and six private vehicle ticket reservations will be available to reserve up to 120 days prior to a visit. Reservations for the remaining 12 private vehicle day-use tickets to enter the Tuweep area will be available to purchase two days prior and up to the day of a scheduled visit.

Visitors with a backcountry permit for overnight camping in the Tuweep area do not need to make a day-use reservation for their permit date(s). The pilot reservation system does not change existing policy for tribal communities’ ability to use their traditional homelands within park boundaries.

This pilot program will include monitoring and review of visitation patterns to make further adjustments, with the potential to raise the proposed day-use vehicle limit, implement a timed entry system, or other actions. This system will be adaptable to changes in visitation trends and commercial transportation patterns and used to enhance the overall visitor experience and improve public information resources.

The Grand Canyon National Park 1995 General Management Plan (GMP) was developed based on National Park Service (NPS) management policies and extensive public participation and input to preserve the character of Tuweep as an uncrowded, rustic, and remote experience that is dominated by nature and solitude. The GMP set a carrying capacity of 30 vehicles or 85 visitors in the Tuweep area. The NPS selected roadside signs and other information sources to achieve this limit, and if unsuccessful, the GMP outlines that a reservation system may be required.

The intent of the pilot day-use reservation system is to facilitate the management of the carrying capacity set for the Tuweep area. Housing the reservation system on Recreation.gov will enable visitors to easily secure reservations online and plan a safe visit to this remote location by reading the Tuweep preparation material.

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