Grand Canyon North Rim roads and facilities to reopen May 15

Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim of Grand Canyon is often the first prominent feature that visitors see, even before viewing the Canyon. The highway ends at the lodge. Reservations for the Lodge, operated by Forever Resorts, will be accepted through the night of Oct.15. Photo/Mike Quinn

Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim of Grand Canyon is often the first prominent feature that visitors see, even before viewing the Canyon. The highway ends at the lodge. Reservations for the Lodge, operated by Forever Resorts, will be accepted through the night of Oct.15. Photo/Mike Quinn

GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM — The gate at the entrance to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will open t 7:30 a.m. May 15.

Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, a Forever Resorts property, and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will commence their 2018 operations. Kaibab Plateau businesses, from Jacob Lake to the park boundary, will also be open May 15.

All services provided by the National Park Service, including the visitor center, Backcountry Information Office, and campground, as well as the Grand Canyon Association bookstore, will be available May 15 at 8 a.m. Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim operations, including lodging, groceries, camper services, food services, and gas station, will also open May 15. Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m., lodge check-in will begin at 4 p.m. and seating for dinner will begin at 4:45 p.m.

Starting June 1, Grand Canyon National Park entrance fees will increase to $35 per vehicle and $25 per motorcycle. Entrance passes are valid for seven days at all Grand Canyon National Park entrances.

The last day of the 2018 North Rim season for most concessioner services and regularly scheduled ranger-led programs will be October 15.

The National Park Service will continue its operations including the visitor center, bookstore, and Backcountry Information Office through Oct. 31. Nov. 1 through Dec. 1 the North Rim will be open for day use only (no overnight parking) unless snow closes Arizona Highway 67 prior to that date.

More information about advance overnight lodging reservations for North Rim facilities may be made by contacting Forever Resorts at 877-386-4383 or at www.grandcanyonforever.com

For reservations from outside the United States, call 480-337-1320. Advance reservations for the North Rim Campground (May 15-October 31) must be made by calling 877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. More information about Grand Canyon Trail Rides can be found by calling (435) 679-8665 or www.canyonrides.com.

For North Rim trip-planning information, visit https://go.nps.gov/1ec1y9

Information provided by Grand Canyon National Park.

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