Why this work matters
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is one of the most iconic scenes in the entirety of the National Park System. But after more than 70 years of unforgiving weather, erosion, and damage from increased visitation, the trails and overlooks surrounding the Canyon are in need of rehabilitation.
Geothermic, acidic soils, and heavy erosion around Canyon’s viewpoints have degraded overlook infrastructure over the years. Safety issues have also been cited as visitors go off paved surfaces to use social trails, or back up along aging barriers to take selfies of the canyon views. Current overlooks aren’t sufficient to be allow visitors who use wheelchairs or otherwise have additional accessibility needs to fully experience the Canyon’s beauty.
By investing in this project to fund improved and rehabilitated trails and overlooks, you directly ensure that the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone visitor experience is a cherished memory and not a chaotic experience punctuated by closed trails, deteriorating pathways, and a disorienting trail system with poor accessibility.