Update: Pipeline repair complete, Grand Canyon National Park

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – Services resumed at Phantom Ranch after Grand Canyon National Park staff  completed repairs to the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline.

Crews monitoring the re-pressurization of the pipeline completed it at noon on Sunday, June 30. Xanterra South Rim LLC has resumed operations; guests at Phantom Ranch are being advised that water restrictions may resume if another break occurs during re-pressurization.

Visitors hiking to Phantom Ranch should be self-sufficient and be prepared to treat all drinking water.  Water has been restored along the North Kaibab Trail at Roaring Springs Day Use Area and Cottonwood Campground, but hikers should be prepared for intermittent outages.

All Grand Canyon trails remain open and all other park operations remain normal. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warnings over the past week. Extreme temperatures occur within the park along the Colorado River. The National Park Service encourages all hikers to be prepared and to Hike Smart.

More information is available on the park website at http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/hike-tips.htm.

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1 Comment

  • Bender July 1, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Nothing so heavenly as a cold lemonade at Phantom Ranch in the summer.

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