No matter what time of year, Grand Canyon can experience smoke or fire of some sort. Whether it is a current wildfire or prescribed burns to prevent future catastrophic disasters, there is often a possibility of smoke in the area. Keep abreast of fires and air quality by visiting this page before your Grand Canyon visit.
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July 20, 2016 – The monsoon has been very spotty this summer. We had a decent start to the summer rainstorms, but there was nearly a two week gap of dry weather before moisture resumed. We’ve had some rain this week, but drier conditions are predicted Thursday. This will very likely feed the growth of the lightning-sparked Fuller Fire on the North Rim which has been allowed to burn to help restore the forest to healthier conditions and clear out heavy overgrowth and brush.
You can find out the latest on the Fuller Fire on the InciWeb: The Incident Information System website. Here are links specific to this fire:
- InciWeb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4845
- Facebook: facebook.com/FullerFire
- Twitter: twitter.com/GrandCanyonNPS
- Text Message: text “follow GrandCanyonNPS” to 40404
- Fire Information Center: (844) 684-5411; Recorded Information: (928) 638-7688
- All USFS areas east of Highway 67 and south of Tater Ridge Rd (FSR 213) and east of House Rock Valley Rd (FSR 8910).
- Arizona Trail: Lindberg Hill north to the Park boundary
- Ken Patrick Trail: starting at the Uncle Jim Trail junction
- Point Imperial Trail
- Nankoweap Trail
- Saddle Mountain Trail
- South Canyon Trail.
- Road closures
- Fuller Canyon Road
- Cape Royal Road
- Point Imperial Road
- FSR 610
- FSR 611
- Closures will be in place until further notice.
Highway 67 and the North Rim Visitor Center, Lodge and Campground are OPEN as well as FSR22 and Rainbow Rim Trail on Kaibab National Forest.
- Grand Canyon Fire Updates / Advisories / Restrictions / Closures
- Grand Canyon’s Twitter Feed
- InciWeb Grand Canyon – For incidents specific to to Grand Canyon National Park
- InciWeb Arizona – Look under “Units” for area burning
- Kaibab U.S. Forest Service News Releases
- Kaibab U.S. Forest Service Twitter Feed