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Mon, July 06

Crews repairing break along Trans-Canyon Pipeline

A portion of the pipeline near Phantom Ranch that crews repaired earlier this year. Loretta Yerian/WGCN

A portion of the pipeline near Phantom Ranch that crews repaired earlier this year. Loretta Yerian/WGCN

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A break in the Trans-Canyon Pipeline occurred over Labor Day weekend. Because of the break's location, there is no drinking water on the North Kaibab Trail at Cottonwood Campground or Manzanita Rest Area (formerly Roaring Springs Residence). The break in the pipeline is located north of Phantom Ranch, in an area on the North Kaibab Trail known as the Box.

Crews will begin repairing the break today and should have it fixed sometime this week. Currently, drinking water is still available at Phantom Ranch and all Grand Canyon National Park trails remain open.

Visitors hiking the inner canyon trails should be self-sufficient and prepared to carry or treat all drinking water.

Pipeline breaks are not uncommon and the National Park Service is usually able to maintain operations without significant disruptions to visitors.

Visitors planning to use the North Kaibab, South Kaibab, and Bright Angel trails in the next several days can also contact the park's Backcountry Information Center at 928-638-7875 for more information.

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