Storms cause significant damage to Tuweep area roads, Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK — Major storms during the beginning of September have caused significant damage to roads in the Tuweep area of Grand Canyon National Park.

Toroweap Overlook Road remains open; however, visitors will need high clearance vehicles to negotiate ruts, debris, and deep puddles. Visitors should not drive on affected roads on the Kanab Plateau or the Vulcan’s Throne Road until at least this weekend, or until drier conditions prevail. Operating a vehicle during muddy conditions which results in damage to roadways is prohibited.

Repairs are targeted for next week to wait for the chance of storms to pass. Historically, the area receives the highest incidence of isolated rainfall during the first ten days of September.

Tuweep is located in a remote area of Grand Canyon National Park, accessible only by driving on rough, unpaved roads.

Grand Canyon National Park preserves the area for an uncrowded, rustic and remote experience; there is no water, gas, lodging, food or cell phone coverage.

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3 Comments

  • indy-vfr September 9, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I was just at Toroweap Point last Friday. Really beautiful! Don’t ever attempt it without 4wd.

    • Bender September 9, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Can be done with high clearance 2WD in good weather. More important is to bring two spares. Road eats tires. The jackals in Freedonia who run towing service will shake you down for $1,000+ for a tow out.

  • Dexter September 9, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Oh yeah 4 wheel drive is seriously recommended for that route. but it is worth the effort. absolutely

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