Grand Canyon officials announced that the opening of the park’s North Rim would be delayed due to a record-setting snow season, according to last week’s announcement.
The North Rim was scheduled to open in mid-May, but officials pushed the opening to June 2. The extra couple of weeks will ensure that State Route 67 will be plowed and cleared enough for staff to reopen the visitor facilities, officials said.
“We appreciate the patience and cooperation of our neighbors and visitors with this delay as our partners and park staff work to open the North Rim roads, trails, and facilities safely,” said Superintendent Ed Keable.
According to the announcement, the North Rim has received more than 250 inches – or approximately 20 feet – of snow this winter season and it has continued as recently as April 4.
Park officials told the Associated Press that the Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim operations will begin June 2, but the campground will reopen June 9.
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