Grand Canyon hiker discovered deceased below South Rim near Boucher Trail

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The Boucher Trail on the South Rim of Grand Canyon Countrywide Park

NPS Photograph

Information Launch Day: December 22, 2021

Make contact with: Joelle Baird, 928-606-3154

On Tuesday, December 21, at somewhere around 8:04 a.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center been given a report of an overdue hiker in the vicinity of the Boucher Trail within just Grand Canyon Nationwide Park. 

An aerial search of the Boucher Trail started yesterday early morning at approximately 10 a.m. the hiker’s overall body was located concerning Yuma Stage and Dripping Springs, close to 200 ft. beneath the Boucher Path.

The deceased, Ralph Stoll, 57, of Scottsdale, Arizona was recovered and transported by means of helicopter to the South Rim. An investigation into the incident is being carried out by the Nationwide Park Service and the Coconino County Healthcare Examiner’s Place of work. No further facts is available at this time. 



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