Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit -- a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues at the popular tourist attraction in Arizona.
The permit requirement begins on Sept. 15 and involves any group that publicly advertises a trip from rim to rim...
The park has no limit on the number of one-day permits it will issue. The $175 fee will help park officials educate visitors about trail etiquette and free up rangers to respond to life-threatening injuries, Grand Canyon spokeswoman Maureen Oltrogge said.
The place is a zoo on the corridor trails, but is this good or bad? And will it have any impact?