Grand Canyon -- Temporary closure

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Grand Canyon -- Temporary closure

Post by T2 » 19 Feb 2019, 11:51

National Parks have just advised that Grand Canyon (both the walking tracks, and the canyon itself) will be closed this Thursday (21 Feb 2019).

The closure is due to a helicopter operation which will be bringing building materials in for repairs to the walking track.

Like all helicopter operations, it is weather dependent, so it may be postponed if there is wind, rain, fog, etc.

I will post any further closures to this threat as they are announced.
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Post by T2 » 21 Feb 2019, 08:53

NPWS operation / closure of Grand Canyon has been postponed due to poor weather conditions.
New date to be advised shortly.

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Post by T2 » 28 Feb 2019, 11:01

The Grand Canyon closure is now scheduled for tomorrow (1 March 2019). As per the original post, the canyon and surrounding walking tracks will all be off limits. The helicopter operation is weather dependent, so may need to be postponed again if conditions aren't suitable.

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Post by T2 » 01 Mar 2019, 12:43

National Parks have completed the helicopter operation and Grand Canyon has been reopened.

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Post by T2 » 04 Apr 2019, 11:31

Grand Canyon is closed to canyoners today, tomorrow, and Wednesday to Friday next week (so April 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12).

The walking track is open, but the abseil and canyon are shut while they carry out repair work on safety barriers.

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Post by T2 » 18 Jun 2019, 10:16

Further closures of Grand Canyon just announced (full marks to National Parks for timing this track work in the cooler months when it causes minimal disruption!) As per the previous closure, the walking track remains open but the abseil and canyon are shut. The closures start from tomorrow, and run from Wednesday to Saturday for the next month.

Closure dates are:
June 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
July 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19.

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Re: Grand Canyon -- Temporary closure

Post by T2 » 26 Jun 2019, 15:28

Great news for anyone wanting to do an icy mid-winter run through Grand. National Parks have completed their track works much quicker than expected, so have lifted the planned closures. Some work still needs to be completed, however it will not require the canyon to be closed.

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