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Trail work begins on South Kaibab at Ooh Ahh Point

National Park Service Trail Crew members work on sections of the South Kaibab Trail in the Grand Canyon. (Photo/NPS)

National Park Service Trail Crew members work on sections of the South Kaibab Trail in the Grand Canyon. (Photo/NPS)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Some of the hardest working folks at any park are the trail crew, especially during the heat of the summer.

Last week, Grand Canyon National Park’s trail crew made improvements to one of the most popular look outs on the second most popular trail in the Grand Canyon — South Kaibab.

Beginning June 9, the crew began trail rehabilitation on the South Kaibab near Ooh Ahh Point.

According to GCNP, visitors can expect this work to continue through September.

“This popular spot on the South Kaibab Trail requires maintenance to ensure that visitors continue to enjoy it well into the future. For now, we ask that you have patience while this work is done,” the park stated in a Facebook post.

Work zone signs will be posted at the top and bottom of the construction zones. No long-term trail closures are anticipated with the exception of short term closures of up to 15 minutes to move material into place. Trail guards will be posted at each end of the construction zones to facilitate any temporary trail closures.

“Remember, Ooh Aah Point may be inaccessible but there are no “bad” views of Grand Canyon,” the post said.

More information about hiking at the Grand Canyon is available at www.nps.gov/grca.

Information provided by Grand Canyon National Park

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