Grand Canyon National Park Warnings and Dangers

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  • Hiking Hazards
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Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Grand Canyon National Park

  • 1. Weather Hazards

    The rim or any other high, exposed spot are bad places to be in a thunderstorm - visitors have been seriously injured or even killed by lighting - so if you see one coming, head for your car or...

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  • 2. River Hazards

    Even on a hot summer day. The conditions created by the Glen Canyon Dam resulted in year round just above freezing water. Hypothermia will set in after only a few minutes. The currents in the river...

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  • 3. Use Common Sense

    Ok I'm guilty! I took a piece of the red rock from inside of the Grand Canyon. I claim ignorance, even tho that isn't really a defence. I took the rock home to my geologist friend and he told me he...

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  • 4. Hiking Hazards

    “..at the top of every major trailhead leading into the Grand Canyon, you may encounter an ominous sign… DANGER EXTREME HEAT CONDITIONS EXIST IN THE CANYON HIKING MAY LEAD TO LIFE-THREATENING INJURY...

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  • 5. Fauna & Flora

    Ilk of all sorts of fin, feather and fur live in the canyon, and you’re likely see any number of them during your visit. Most visitors know to give a bear, mountain lion or rattlesnake a wide berth...

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  • 6. Don't Fall

    “…the lives were lost [falling] by sober, solid citizens who simply had no sense of danger standing on the rim of the mile-deep gorge. They died posing for pictures, leaning over for a better look or...

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  • 7. Plan Ahead

    I wince every time I see one of these: “We’re going to the Grand Canyon next month. Where should we stay?” It’s a bigger wince when that month is June, July or August. This is one of our busiest...

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  • 8. Water

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 litre of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough,...

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  • 9. Leave no trace

    This makes me crazy too. Graffiti is considered vandalism, it is illegal, and subject to a big fine. Picking the flowers, bothering the wildlife, chopping down...

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  • 10. Wood Burns

    There were at least 5 different areas in the park that had fire damage to the trees and environment. All were along side the roadways, leading an investigator...

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  • 11. don't feed the squirrels

    Not all squirrels are begging for hand outs as this one dutiful great climber proves but at popular spots like lookouts and even hiked to viewpoints, there are...

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  • 12. Ride a mule or walk

    It seems like a lot of fun riding a mule down the trail to Grand Canyon.But it seemed a bit scarry to be on a mule. You have to navigate through the traffic and...

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  • 13. Plane flight versus a helicopter flight.

    When we were planning our trip through the South West of U.S.A., we were looking for a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. That was something we definately...

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  • 14. Flat Fotographs

    In the summer, do most of your landscapes early in the morning or late in the evening. Otherwise, all the nooks and crannies will tend to blend into each other...

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  • 15. Pack out your trash

    The Grand Canyon is one of our most popular national parks and it receives millions of visitors per year. There are no cleaning crews here. In order to make...

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