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Monsoon rains damage Grand Canyon trail

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GRAND CANYON (Tucson News Now) - Heavy monsoonal has damaged portions of the South Kaibab Trail approximately one-half mile below Cedar Ridge.  The North Kaibab Trail below Supai Tunnel has also sustained damage.

Both trails remain open to hiking but are currently impassible to livestock. The park does not expect to complete trail repairs for stock use until early October. Hikers are reminded to use caution when hiking into the canyon on any trail during and after heavy rainfall.  Rockslides, mudslides, unstable footing, and flooded washes are just a few of the obstacles that hikers may encounter along the trail.

Forecasters are calling for more rain this week across parts of the Kaibab Plateau, which could lead to additional trail damage and will also create wet and muddy trail conditions and a greater chance of slips, trips, and falls.

For more information about hiking safety at Grand Canyon, visit the hiking page on the National Parks Service website. Current trail conditions and information about hiking in the backcountry can be found at http://go.nps.gov/grcabackcountry.

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