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Grand Canyon North Rim Open

North Rim Of Grand Canyon National Park Is Open

The gate at the entrance to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park opened on May 15 to mark the official opening of the North Rim for the 2021 season. Grand Canyon Lodge and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will also commence their 2021 seasonal operations on this date.

Services provided by the National Park Service, including the campground and the Grand Canyon Conservancy bookstore, are now available. The Backcountry Information Office is also open. Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim operations, including lodging, groceries, retail, food and beverage services, and the gas station are ready for visitors. There will be no shower or laundry service available this year. The North Rim Hiker Shuttle will also be unavailable.

Until The End Of October

At the lodge, food and beverage services will be available starting at 5 a.m., lodge check-in will begin at 4 p.m., and dinner seating will begin at 4:30 p.m. for those with reservations. As of press time, masks are required indoors and outdoors in any locations where physical distancing cannot be maintained. The last day of the 2021 season for most commercial services will be October 15, 2021.

The National Park Service will continue its operations including the Backcountry Information Office and campground through October 31. November 1 through December 1, the North Rim will be open for day use only (no overnight parking) unless snow closes Highway 67 prior to that date.

Overnight lodging reservations for North Rim facilities may be made by contacting Forever Resorts at 877- 386-4383 or by visiting their website at http://www.grandcanyonforever.com. For reservations from outside the United States, please call 480-337-1320. Reservations for the North Rim Campground (May 15-October 31) must be made by calling 877-444-6777 or online at http://www.recreation.gov. For information on Grand Canyon Trail Rides, please call 435-679-8665 or visit their website at http://www.canyonrides.com.

A World Heritage Site

Grand Canyon National Park, located in northern Arizona, encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. One of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world, Grand Canyon is unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers visitors on the rim. Grand Canyon National Park is a World Heritage Site. The National Park Service cares for the special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

For more information, call (928) 638-7779 or visit http://www.nps.gov/grca.


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