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Ikes Fire

Unit Information

Grand Canyon National Park
National Park Service
Arizona
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

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Incident Contacts

USFS Public Affairs: Andrew Hostad
Email: andrew.hostad@usda.gov
Phone: 928-643-8110

USFS Public Affairs: Jackie Banks
Email: jacqueline.banks@usda.gov
Phone: 928-635-8314

NPS Public Affairs: Lily Daniels
Phone: 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon National Park road and trail closures

Ikes Fire Wildfire
Closures – 8/5/2019


Grand Canyon National Park has temporarily instituted closures for the portion of the Ikes Fire Planning Area that is within Grand Canyon National Park. Pursuant to the authority outlined in 36 CFR 1.5(a)(1) which provides that the superintendent may "Designate areas for a specific use or activity, or impose conditions or restrictions on a use or activity." The following areas are closed:

  • The Powell Plateau Trail on the North Rim of Grand Canyon.
  • The North Bass Trail on the North Rim of Grand Canyon.
  • Fire Point on the North Rim of Grand Canyon.
  • Swamp Point on the North Rim of Grand Canyon.
  • The W4 road north of Kanabownits Lookout on the North Rim of Grand Canyon.

This closure will remain in effect from August 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. until further notice.

This closure is in response to the Ikes Fire. This closure is requested to ensure the safety of the public and firefighters. Implementing this closure ensures that the public remains out of an area of potential exposure to wildland fire and firefighting activities.

Visitor education materials and news releases will be distributed throughout the course of this period. The effectiveness of these closures will be assessed on an on-going basis prior to the request to extend, renew or to lift this closure.

Other roads and trails in the planning area may be temporarily closed due to hazards and fire personnel working in the area.

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