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Grand Canyon river runners asked to bypass iconic side canyon at tribe's request

Just as the Blackfeet Nation is taking steps to guard its members against Covid-19 by closing access to the eastern half of Glacier National Park, the Havasupai Tribe is banning outside entry to its reservation, and Grand Canyon boaters have been asked to respect that.

National Park Service staff at Grand Canyon National Park on Wednesday sent out a request that commercial and private boaters in the canyon voluntarily bypass Havasu Canyon, an iconic location at river mile 157 on the Colorado River where waterfalls shimmer with hues of turquoise.

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