Canyon Area Construction Projects

Accessible viewing platform at Inspiration Point
People enjoying the view from Inspiration Point, which was restored as part of the Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project.

NPS / Neal Herbert

 

The Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project is a multi-year effort to restore the many viewpoints from which people enjoy the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Artist Point, Inspiration Point, Lookout Point, Grand View, and Uncle Tom's Point have already been restored. The list below includes ongoing work that might affect people's plans to visit this area.

2020 Closures

Brink of the Lower Falls Trail

Trail is closed.

Uncle Tom's Trail

Stairs are closed. Trail from Artist Point to Uncle Tom's Parking area remains open.

Additional, short-term closures may occur throughout the year.

Map

The map below shows current closures that are part of the Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project.

 
Map showing the closures around the Canyon Area in 2020.
Map showing current closures that are part of the Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project and around the Canyon area.

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Construction going around around an old, concrete fire lookout.

Mount Washburn Construction Projects

Learn about the construction projects underway on Mount Washburn.

Lightning strikes Electric Peak as a dark storm rolls over the mountain.

Backcountry Situation Report

Current conditions for trails and campsites.

A rainbow stands out as a geyser erupts.

Current Geyser Activity

Get the latest geyser eruption predictions.

A large stone arch

Current Conditions

Learn about things that could affect your visit before you arrive.

Last updated: June 17, 2020

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