Different parts of Grand Canyon National Park re-open thanks to fees

Thanks to money from recreation fees the South Rim and Desert View entrance stations at the Grand Canyon National Park have been reopened.

Grand Canyon parks roads, trails and overlooks have stayed accessible since the start of the government shutdown due to support from the State of Arizona.

Visitor services provided by outside park concessioners and other businesses are also open, including lodging, restaurants and food service, grocery stores, retail, bicycle rental, concessioner-provided tours, and park shuttle operations.

Monies from the State of Arizona kept operations running from Dec. 22 to Jan. 11, 2019. Officials with the NPS will be using Federal Land and Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) monies to continue those services for the for the time being.

Some services at Grand Canyon may be limited or not available during the shutdown, including visitor centers, ranger talks and programs. All backcountry camping and Colorado River trips that require appropriate permits are not allowed and anyone in violation of this requirement is subject to enforcement actions. New permits are not being issued and existing permits may not be amended during the shutdown. Visitors with previously issued permits may proceed as permitted. Entrance Fees will not be collected.

Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon remains closed for the season.

Visit nps.gov/grandcanyon for information about accessibility and available services at Grand Canyon National Park.

For updates on the shutdown, please visit www.doi.gov/shutdown.

For information about visitor services conducted by park concessioners and other entities please see contact information below:

Bright Angel Bicycles & Cafe: 928-679-0992, http://bikegrandcanyon.com
Delaware North at Grand Canyon: 1-877-404-4611, https://www.visitgrandcanyon.com/
Grand Canyon Conservancy: 1-800-858-2808, https://www.grandcanyon.org
Grand Canyon Lodges (Xanterra): 1-888-29-PARKS (1-888-297-2757), https://www.grandcanyonlodges.com/
Grand Canyon Railway: 1-800-THE-TRAIN (1-800-843-8724), http://www.thetrain.com

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