What Time Does The Grand Canyon Close?
The Grand Canyon National Park never closes. The businesses and offices close, however the park itself remains open. There is a community of over 2500 people who live and work in the park, complete with schools, library, grocery store, post office, bank, and clinic. Add to that visitors enjoying the night strolling along the rim under the canvas of night skies and moonlight.
The nights are also the time for the rightful owners of the canyon to reclaim what is theirs. Skunks waddle along through the walkways, ringtails scamper in and around Bright Angel Lodge, bobcats skulk along the rock walls outside El Tovar. It is their time with the canyon. Share it with them. It can be a lasting memory. A special moment in time. Walk in silence. Listen for the swoosh of owl wings and watch for a deer or elk sleeping next to the trail.
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