Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Phantom Ranch Area

Latitude, Longitude: 36.106570, -112.094190

 

The Phantom Ranch area  of the Grand Canyon is unique--a last vestige of riparian habitat in Arizona. It also boasts a long history of human occupation. In some ways it has remained remarkably unchanged--still remote, still accessible only by foot, mule, or river. But it is a dynamic environment.

Phantom Ranch and Bright Angel Campground, like the rest of the park, are under tremendous pressure from public use. Demand for use far exceeds the carrying capacity of the fragile desert and riparian environments. National Park Service rangers at Phantom Ranch, challenged to provide for the enjoyment of the visitor and the ecosystem around you, have embraced numerous strategies. You also play an important role. Do your part. Stay on trails. Don't feed the animals. Carry out your trash. Share in the responsibility of preserving this area and the greater Grand Canyon. As a national park it is part of the heritage we all must protect. Your presence, as the presence of those before you, shapes this inner canyon region. All who pass through here are accountable for its future.