What should you expect as a result of the recent budget cuts that affected our National Parks? At the Grand Canyon you should expect that Park Service bathrooms and showers will only be cleaned once, not twice, per day. You may expect that there will not be as many Park Service Personnel as there has previously been. You may expect that the Visitor Center hours will be reduced. You may expect that there won’t be any seasonal Park Service workers hired for the 2013 summer season.
However, you should still expect to see startling views of the Canyon from the rim. If you are lucky enough to be able to take a mule ride to the bottom or spend a few days or more on the Colorado River doing a whitewater tour through the Canyon, you should expect it to be just as spectacular as it would have been any other year in the recent past. These budget cuts are not directed at the concessionaires or tour companies who provide inner canyon or rim experiences.
If you would like more information on the cuts that have been made, visit this website.