Grand Canyon National Park Prepares for Winter Storm

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Cabins on the North Rim following a snowstorm

NPS/file photograph

News Launch Day: November 26, 2019

Get hold of: Lily Daniels, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, AZ (Current Wednesday November 27, 6:30 pm)  
In progress of a wintertime storm envisioned to get there on Thursday, November 28, several roads are currently being closed.

On the South Rim, Grand Canyon Nationwide Park will shut Condition Route 64, Desert View Generate, between Grand Canyon Village and Desert See. at 7 pm (MST), Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Desert See Push will continue being shut until more detect. This street is also identified as East Rim Generate. As of this update, both of those the East and South Entrances to the park will continue being open up for the duration of the storm. 

Also, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) took precautionary measures by closing Condition Route (SR) 67, the 43-mile freeway, in between Jacob Lake, and the North Rim of Grand Canyon Nationwide Park on Nov. 26. 

The Nationwide Climate Support issued a Winter Storm Enjoy for the place in influence from Thursday afternoon till Friday evening for elevations higher than 4,500 ft. They’ve forecast 8 to 12 inches at the South Rim and 15 to 21 inches on the North Rim.

Guests can even now entry Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim by means of the South Entrance Station from SR 64. Updated street circumstances are available by contacting 511 or viewing ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information Internet site at:

The North Rim is shut annually to car site visitors involving Dec. 1 and May well 15, or prior to December owing to weather ailments. ADOT closes and isn’t going to crystal clear snow from SR 67 for the duration of the winter season. All North Rim customer support functions and SR 67 are anticipated to re-open on May 15, 2020.

The North Rim campground will nevertheless be accessible for winter season tenting and is obtainable via internal canyon trails from the South Rim, or by mountaineering, cross-region skiing, or snowshoeing 45 miles from Jacob Lake. To camp at the North Rim through the winter season months, website visitors need a backcountry permit, which can be acquired from the South Rim’s Backcountry Information Heart. Permit requests can be faxed 12 months-spherical to 928-638-2125. 

For added info on North Rim wintertime camping, make sure you phone the Backcountry Information Heart at 928-638-7875 weekdays in between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (MST) or go to the park’s backcountry webpage at

The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is open yr-spherical. Extra park details can be attained by calling 928-638-7888 or by visiting the park web page at

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