Roads Open To Cedar Breaks And The North Rim Of The Grand Canyon
If you have been waiting to head to Cedar Breaks National Monument or the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, the wait is over, as the roads to both locations have finally opened. The road to Cedar Breaks was opened thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Utah Department of Transportation crews. Monument personnel urge visitors to be very cautious when visiting the park during this time as snow and ice patches still cover many paths and overlooks. Trails remain buried beneath snow and fallen trees, but park crews will clear these trails as soon as possible.
Not all facilities are operating at Cedar Breaks. Summer visitor services at the Temporary Information Center including the Zion Forever Project park store will begin on Friday, June 16th.
In 2021, construction began on the new Cedar Breaks Visitor Contact Station. This new facility will serve an increasing number of visitors to the park through an expanded indoor contact space, exhibits, and park store, new restroom facility, and sheltered outdoor space for public programming. The visitor contact station is part of the Centennial Challenge initiative which leverages public-private partnerships to fund major improvements within the national park system. Private fundraising was spearheaded by Zion Forever Project, the official philanthropic partner of the park.
During construction, expected to continue through this year, the Point Supreme Overlook is closed to all public access.
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon reopened Friday, June 2, for day use, with limited visitor services and water conservation measures due to a break in the North Rim water pipeline. The National Park Service recommends that visitors bring their own drinking water and food with them.
The North Rim General store, gas station and post office are open, along with Grand Canyon Conservancy's Park Store in the Visitor Center. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A variety of park ranger programs are being offered daily. The backcountry information center, in the North Rim Administration Building, will be open 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. daily.
North Rim scenic roads to Cape Royal and Point Imperial have reopened to the public, along with vehicle access to the Widforss Trailhead. Roads extending beyond the Widforss Trailhead are scheduled to reopen to the public on July 1st.
The North Rim Campground, managed by the National Park Service, will reopen on Friday, June 9th with potable drinking water and toilets available. The shower and laundry facility remains closed at this time. The North Kaibab Trail between the North Kaibab Trailhead and Manzanita Rest Area will reopen on June 16th.
Due to water conservation measures, overnight accommodations at Grand Canyon Lodge will not be available until the water pipeline has been repaired, approximately July 23, 2023.