Monsoon damage keeps Kaibab hiking trail closed - Tucson News Now

Monsoon damage keeps Kaibab hiking trail closed

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Hiking trails in the Grand Canyon National Park experienced heavy rain damage from recent monsoons, and one remains closed to visitors.

The South Kaibab Trail, just below Cedar Ridge, was temporarily closed until crews cleared debris from the area.

The North Kaibab Trail below Supai Tunnel remains closed off until trail work is complete, which officials say will be early October.

This restriction does not affect the North Rim mule operations conducted by Canyon Trail Rides between the trailhead and Supai Tunnel, according to a news release.

Hikers are asked to use caution during or after heavy rain, as wet, muddy and debris-scattered trail conditions may cause slips, trips and falls, authorities warn.

To look up trail conditions before your next hike, visit http://go.nps.gov/grcabackcountry.

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