North Rim facilities to reopen May 15

GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM - The Arizona Department of Transportation will open Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Friday, May 15 by 7 a.m. Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, a Forever Resorts property and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will also commence their season operations on May 15, continuing through noon on Oct. 16.

Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim operations include lodging, camper services, food services, groceries and a service station. All concessions open at 10 a.m. except the dining room which will open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch.

All services provided by the Park Service including the Visitor Center, GCA bookstore, backcountry permit reservations, and campground will be available on May 15 at 8 a.m.

The first evening program offered by the National Park Service will be on May 15, at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. The first scheduled daily program, on the California condor, will be at 4 p.m.

The Park Service will continue its operations including the North Rim Visitor Center and Bookstore, as well as the Backcountry Permits Office through Nov. 30, unless snow closes the road earlier.

Starting Oct. 16, campsites with limited services, such as portable toilets, will be available for a $12 fee on a first-come, first-served basis. Forever Resorts will also keep their gift shop and gas station open during the shoulder season.

Gift shop hours are expected to be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and the gas pumps will be available seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Make advance reservations by contacting Forever Resorts at (877) 386-4383 or follow the link below.

The North Rim lies at the southern end of the Kaibab Plateau at about 8,500 feet. It is a 215-mile drive from the South Rim.  Points of interest include: Point Imperial, Cape Royal, Point Sublime, North Kaibab Trail, and Bright Angel Point.

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