Grand Canyon’s Bright Angel Campground Closed from November 4, 2024 – May 15, 2025

Grand Canyon National Park announced in July that Bright Angel Campground will be closed from November 4, 2024 – May 15, 2025 to support replacement of the TransCanyon Pipeline. This will impact Arizona Trail thru-hikers during the Spring 2025 season. Since dispersed camping is not permitted in this area and inner canyon corridor trails are patrolled daily, thru-hikers should attempt to obtain an overnight camping permit for Cottonwood Campground (halfway between Bright Angel Campground and the North Rim) or hike from rim-to-rim in a single day.
Please contact the Backcountry Information Center at Grand Canyon National Park for more details: (928) 638-7875.