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Grand Canyon News Release-Backcountry Users Advised on Changes in Water Availability Beginning October 11

October 7, 2021


GRAND CANYON, Ariz. —Effective October 11, 2021, the National Park Service (NPS) will begin shutting off water to the upper Bright Angel and North Kaibab Trails.

Water filling stations will be shut off for the season along the Bright Angel and North Kaibab trails affecting Mile-and-a-Half and Three-Mile Resthouses on the Bright Angel Trail and Supai Tunnel on the North Kaibab Trail. This adjustment is necessary due to an incoming cold front and projected freezing overnight temperatures which will impact the Transcanyon Water Distribution Pipeline.

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

North Kaibab Trail

·     North Kaibab Trailhead (will shut off for the season on November 1)

·     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

·     Indian Garden and Plateau Point

Information on Corridor Trail water availability is located on the park's website at: