Highway 67 to Grand Canyon North Rim to reopen May 15
Grand Canyon-Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon, which is closed each winter, will open to the public beginning Tuesday, May 15 at 6 a.m. Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Inc. at the North Rim (Xanterra), and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will also commence their season operations on May 15, continuing through October 16. Xanterra operations include lodging, camper services, food services, groceries and a service station. All concessions facilities will open at 11:30 a.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 15 at 12 noon. The first ranger program for the season will be offered on the back porch of the lodge at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. The first evening program of the season will be held in the lodge auditorium at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 18.
Advance overnight lodging reservations for North Rim facilities may be made by contacting Xanterra reservations in Denver at 888-297-2757. Advance reservations from outside the United States must call 303-297-2757. Advance reservations for the North Rim Campground must be made by calling 877-444-6777 or online at http://www.recreation.gov.
The North Rim lies at the southern end of the Kaibab Plateau at approximately 8,500 feet in elevation, and offers spectacular canyon views. It is approximately 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.
For a copy of the park's free Trip Planner please call 928-638-7888 or write, Trip Planner, Grand Canyon National Park, P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023. The Trip Planner is also available on the Internet at http: www.nps.gov/grca.