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North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to Open for Day Use

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News Release Date: June 29, 2020

Contact: Joëlle Baird, 928-638-7609

Grand Canyon, AZ- The entrance gate to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will open on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 am, following the reopening of Highway 89A and State Route 67. The North Rim will open for day use only and visitors are encouraged to be self-sufficient as services may be limited on the Kaibab Plateau following the Mangum Fire. 

The North Rim Visitor Center and campground will remain closed until further notice. The Grand Canyon Lodge, Food and Beverage Services, General Store, Trail Rides, Gift Shop, and the Grand Canyon Conservancy Bookstore will remain closed with opening dates yet to be determined. The North Rim Backcountry Information Center is open, however, no new backcountry permits will be issued. 

Stage 2 fire restrictions will remain in effect for all of Grand Canyon National Park which includes no campfires, charcoal, or wood-fueled flames. Gasoline or propane stoves remain allowed if operated in an area clear of vegetation. Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material. 

On June 12 the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park closed due to the Mangum Fire. The Mangum Fire is not within Grand Canyon National Park and the fire is still actively being suppressed utilizing a full suppression strategy. The Mangum Fire is currently 71,450 acres with 51% containment. For complete fire information, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6748/

For North Rim trip planning information visit https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/directions_n_rim.htm
 



Last updated: June 29, 2020

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