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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Monday, April 16, 2007

Grand Canyon North Rim Will Open May 15th

Hwy 67 SnowThe North Rim of the Grand Canyon will open for visitors on May 15th. That includes Hwy 67 (the main access road), campgrounds, lodging facilities, trail rides and ranger services.

The National Park Service provided this news release announcing the opening. Here’s an excerpt:

All services provided by the National Park Service including the Visitor Center, Grand Canyon Association bookstore, backcountry permit reservations, and campground will be available on May 15th at 12:00 noon. The first ranger program for the season will be offered on the back porch of the lodge at 4 pm on Wednesday, May 16th. The first evening program of the season will be held in the lodge auditorium at 8 pm on Friday, May 18th.

The main access to the North Rim is out of Kanab, UT. Cowboy Ted Hallisey, Executive Director Kane County Office of Tourism, suggested we run the photo to show why the North Rim is closed during winter.

The South Rim is open year-round.

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