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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Grand Canyon North Rim Will Open Friday

The National Park Service will open facilities at Grand Canyon North Rim on May 15. Below are excerpts from this press release, provided by the Park Service.

The Arizona Department of Transportation will open Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Friday, May 15 by 7:00 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 October 16, 2009. Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim operations include lodging, camper services, food services, groceries and a service station. All concessions facilities will open at 10:00 a.m. with the exception of the dining room which will open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. Lodge check-in will commence at 4:00 p.m.

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 8:00 a.m. The first evening program offered by the National Park Service will be on May 15, at 8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. The first scheduled daily program, on the California condor, will be on the back porch of the Grand Canyon Lodge at 4:00 p.m. All ranger programs will be listed in “The Guide” (the North Rim: 2009 Season), a free publication distributed at the North Entrance Station, North Rim Visitor Center and other contact stations in the park.

Read the complete press release.

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