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North Rim Scenic Drive CLOSURES RESCHEDULED

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Date: August 10, 2010
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

The National Park Service will be closing all or most of the North Rim Scenic Drive twice during the month of August. Cape Royal Road (the portion of the Scenic Drive beyond its junction with the Point Imperial Road) will be closed Monday – Wednesday, August 23 – 25 and again Monday – Wednesday, August 30 – September 1. The entire Scenic Drive from its junction with Highway 67 (including Cape Royal Road) will be closed on Wednesday, August 25 and again on Wednesday, September 1. These temporary closures will not include primary roadways (Highway 67) or businesses and services on the North Rim.

Did You Know?

THE INNER GORGE OF THE GRAND CANYON, 1200 feet (366m)

Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)