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More Trail Closures Announced Around Canyon

More trail closures have been announced around the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: Uncle Tom’s Trail and Point and the South Rim Trail.

The closures come as construction around Inspiration Point and portions of the North Rim Trail come to a close; officials expect Inspiration Point to reopen this fall.

According to a Yellowstone Facebook announcement, the closure will affect the stairs leading down into the Canyon as well as the parking area. Officials project the trails will reopen Fall 2019. A map of current closures is available below, courtesy of the National Park Service.

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Rehabilitation of the trails around the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone have been ongoing since summer 2016, when the park announced a four-year construction plan for all trails and overlooks. In addition to reconstructing stairs and overlooks, crews are looking to “rewild” portions of the trail.

Funds for the projects come courtesy of Yellowstone Forever through donations and federal fee dollars; work is being done by crews from the Federal Highways Administration and the Montana Conservation Corps.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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