Grand Canyon’s North Rim To Open May 15 Weather Allowing

The North Rim at sunset on April 23, 2024/Lauren Cisneros via NPS

The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will open on May 15 at 6 a.m., barring any unexpected weather problems, to mark the official start of the 2024 season on the rim.

Grand Canyon Lodge and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will also commence their 2024 seasonal operations on this date.

Visitor services, including the campground, Grand Canyon Conservancy bookstore and the Backcountry Information Office will open at 8 a.m. Information on daily Park Ranger programs will be available at the Roaring Springs Overlook Kiosk through October 15. Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim operations, including lodging, groceries, retail, food and beverage services, shower and laundry and the gas station, will also open May 15. The lodge dining room will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with reservations required for dinner service. The last day of the 2024 season for most commercial services will be October 15.

The North Rim will be open for day use until November 30, or when winter conditions prevail. The Backcountry Information Office will remain open through October 31. Once Highway 67 is closed for the season, the North Rim is only accessible to the public via non-motorized travel.

Overnight lodging reservations for North Rim facilities may be made by contacting Aramark Destinations at 877- 386-4383 or by visiting their website at For information on mule rides into the Grand Canyon, please call Grand Canyon Trail Rides at 435-679-8665 or visit their website at

Reservations for the North Rim Campground must be made by calling 877-444-6777 or online at Campground reservations outside of the park at Demotte Campground, located on the Kaibab National Forest, can be made by online through 

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