North Rim Lodge Returning To Full Operation In Time For Annual Festival
Things will be getting back normal on Sunday and the timing couldn't be better, as the following weekend the North Rim of The Grand Canyon will be hosting a celebration of the heritage and culture of the Grand Canyon and the surrounding area.
The Grand Canyon Lodge will officially commence their 2023 seasonal operations on Sunday, July 23. Since June 2, limited visitor services have been available due to a break in the North Rim water pipeline that led to water conservation measures. The water pipeline was fully repaired and water conservation measures for the North Rim are no longer in effect.
The Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim operations, including lodging, food and beverage services, and shower and laundry, will also open July 23. The lodge dining room will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with reservations required for dinner service. The last day of the 2023 season for most commercial services will be October 15, 2023.
The National Park Service will continue its operations including the Backcountry Information Office through October 31. The park entrance gate on State Route 67, which provides vehicle access to the North Rim, will close at 5 p.m. on November 30, 2023, or after the first major snowstorm if prior to that date. Visitors exploring the North Rim, on, or after, October 16 should be self-suffecient and bring enough food and water for the day.
Overnight lodging reservations for North Rim facilities may be made by contacting Aramark Destinations at 877- 386-4383 or by visiting their website at:www.grandcanyonnorth.com. For information on Grand Canyon Trail Rides, please call 435-679-8665 or visit their website at www.canyonrides.com.
For more information on visiting the North Rim during the 2023 season, please visit:www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/north-rim.htm.
And then on Friday Heritage Days will return to the North Rim within Grand Canyon National Park July 28 through July 30, 2023. Each day, Heritage Days programs and demonstrations will run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. throughout the North Rim developed area. Heritage Days provide visitors and staff with the opportunity to experience and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the Colorado Plateau, Arizona Strip, and the Grand Canyon area.
Throughout Heritage Days, members from Associated Tribes will offer special programming and demonstrations, ranging from music and dance performances to presentations on their connections to the Grand Canyon. For more information and a complete list of event activities, including times and locations, please inquire at the North Rim Visitor Center.
This year representatives from the Hopi Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni, and Diné (Navajo Nation), as well as San Juan Southern PaiuteTribe, Kaivavich (Kaibab) Band of Paiute Indians, and the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah will participate.Additionally, rangers from both Grand Canyon National Park and Pipe Spring National Monument will be attending.
Support for this event is provided by the Grand Canyon Conservancy, Aramark Resorts, and the Cultural Demonstrator Program at Grand Canyon National Park.