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New Bright Angel Trailhead

Bright Angel Trailhead

Grand Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon Association will dedicate the renovated trailhead for Bright Angel Trail, one of the oldest and best known trails in the National Park system. This renovation encompasses a 3.5 acre area at and surrounding the Bright Angel Trailhead and is focused on creating an accessible and comfortable area for visitors that complements existing historic buildings including the Bright Angel Lodge and Rim Cabins designed by Grand Canyon architect Mary E. J. Colter.

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North Rim Closed

The North Rim closed for the season at 8 am on Monday, November 26, 2012. Hikers and cross country skiers will still be able to enter the North Rim of the park throughout the winter months, providing backcountry permits have been obtained through the park's South Rim Backcountry Information Center or at the Visitor Center at Pipe Spring National Monument, located in Fredonia, Arizona. The South Rim Backcountry Information Center is open year-round and can be reached by calling (928) 638-7875, Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. MST.

Google Photographing Trails with Portable Street-view Camera System

Google is using a backpack version of it's street-view camera system to photograph Grand Canyon trails and display them in Google Earth Street View. Developed to photograph places where vehicle-mounted cameras can't go, Google has announced plans to photograph the Canyon's most popular trails and rim paths: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/24/google-street-view-maps-g_n_200...

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