Watch Elk from a Safe Distance

Summer marks the time of year elk cows give birth to calves. Elk cows protecting their calves can become aggressive toward humans. The NPS reminds visitors to view elk and all wildlife from a safe distance. Please never approach, pet, or pose for a picture with wildlife at Grand Canyon. To safely view large animals such as elk, maintain a distance of at least six arms' lengths (75 ft/22 m). Drivers should pull off the road completely and safely to view wildlife and avoid motor vehicle accidents and traffic jams. -NPS