The National Park Service at Grand Canyon South Rim will be replacing and relocating the underground electric cable that connects to Phantom Ranch. This project is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 7, 2013 and will hopefully be completed by March. Lake Powell Construction in coordination with Arizona Public Service and the NPS will complete the project.
Visitors to Phantom Ranch and the surrounding area should note that utility work will be on-going between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and may cause moderate noise levels. Also, for visitor and worker safety, portions of the Bright Angel Campground, near Phantom Ranch will be closed. Hikers should watch for signs concerning detours/closures and be aware of possible delays.
For the most up-to-date information, check out this backcountry updates webpage. Be sure to use caution whenever you hike at the Grand Canyon!