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News Release: Backcountry Users Advised of Changes to Water Availability on North Kaibab Trail

September 24, 2020

 Grand Canyon, AZ- Grand Canyon, AZ- Effective September 24, 2020, the National Park Service (NPS) will shut off water to the Supai Tunnel water filling station on the North Kaibab Trail for the remainder of the season. This adjustment is in response to an ongoing water pump failure at the Roaring Springs Pumphouse. 

Water filling stations will continue to be available at the following locations along the North Kaibab and Bright Angel trails:

 North Kaibab Trail

  • North Kaibab Trailhead
  • Manzanita Day Use Area
  • Cottonwood Campground

Phantom Ranch and Bright Angel Campground

  • Phantom Ranch
  • Campground restroom or River restroom

Bright Angel Trail

  • Bright Angel Trailhead
  • Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse
  • Three-Mile Resthouse
  • Indian Garden and Plateau Point

Until the water pump is repaired and water in storage tanks reaches sustainable levels, the North Rim will remain in conservation mode. The NPS will continue to monitor water tank levels on the North Rim and may need to close additional facilities in an effort to further conserve water. 

Corridor Trail water availability is available at: