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News Release: Grand Canyon National Park Implements Temporary Road and Trail Closures on the North Rim

August 5, 2019

 Grand Canyon, AZ - Grand Canyon National Park has temporarily instituted closures for the portion of the Ikes Fire Planning Area that is within Grand Canyon National Park. The following areas are closed:


  • The Powell Plateau Trail on the North Rim of Grand Canyon. 
  • The North Bass Trail on the North Rim of Grand Canyon.
  • Fire Point on the North Rim of Grand Canyon.
  • Swamp Point on the North Rim of Grand Canyon.
  • The W4 road north of Kanabownits Lookout on the North Rim of Grand Canyon. 

This closure will remain in effect until further notice. Other roads and trails in the planning area may be temporarily blocked off due to hazards and fire personnel working in the area. 


The Ikes Fire remains mildly active even after receiving some precipitation over the past several days. The fire has grown to approximately 55 acres, nearly doubling in size in the past two days.

Fire crews continue to improve control lines around the planning area in anticipation of the fire's continued growth. The crews are clearing brush and felling hazardous snags along the planning area perimeter.

Grand Canyon National Park is receiving interagency support from two Type Two Initial Attack handcrews and local resources from the Kaibab National Forest and the Grand Canyon National Park. Other resources assigned to the fire are four engines, a medic team, a water tender, safety officer, fire effects monitors, and a resource advisor.

The Ikes Fire poses no danger to structures or local infrastructure.

Please visit for additional information about wildland fire at Grand Canyon National Park or call 928-638-7819 for recorded fire information. For additional information about the Ikes fire, visit