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Update: Pipeline Repair Complete, services resume at Phantom Ranch

Phantom Ranch. Mike Quinn/NPS

Phantom Ranch. Mike Quinn/NPS

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park staff have completed repairs to the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline. Crews are monitoring the re-pressurization of the pipeline, which should be completed by noon on Sunday, June 30. Xanterra South Rim LLC will resume operations Sunday; guests at Phantom Ranch are being advised that water restrictions may resume if another break occurs during re-pressurization.

Visitors hiking to Phantom Ranch should be self-sufficient and be prepared to treat all drinking water. Water has been restored along the North Kaibab Trail at Roaring Springs Day Use Area and Cottonwood Campground, but hikers should be prepared for intermittent outages.

All Grand Canyon National Park trails will stay open. However, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning over the weekend. Temperatures will reach between 114-117 degrees along the Colorado River. Park officials encourage all hikers to be prepared and to Hike Smart. More information is available on the park website at

Visitors should call the recorded information hotline for current status at (928) 638-7688.

All other park operations remain normal. Visitors planning a trip to Phantom Ranch in the next several days may also contact the park's Backcountry Information Center (928) 638-7875 and/or Xanterra South Rim LLC (928) 638-2631.

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