ARIZONA NEWS

Grand Canyon to open limited services for Memorial Day weekend

May 20, 2020, 4:30 PM | Updated: 7:19 pm

(Getty Images/Sean Gallup)...

(Getty Images/Sean Gallup)

(Getty Images/Sean Gallup)

PHOENIX — The National Park Service announced Wednesday that portions of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim will be open in a modified capacity during Memorial Day weekend.

Between Friday and Monday, park-goers may enter the South Entrance Station from 4 a.m. until 10 a.m. for limited recreational activities and can remain until sunset.

Park visitors can participate in the following services over the weekend:

  • Hiking along inner canyon trails
  • Hiking along portions of the Rim Trail and Greenway Trail system
  • Limited dining options at at Market Plaza, Bright Angel Bicycle, El Tovar patio and nearby hotels
  • Bicycle and wheelchair rentals
  • Grand Canyon Clinic (by appointment only)

State Route 64 will also be accessible from Village Loop Road through Navajo Point.

South Rim shuttle buses will not be available for public use, along with South Rim lodging and restaurants, visitor centers, museums, the Desert View Watchtower area, the park’s east entrance, the Colorado River, North Rim, Tuweep area, camper services and access to Center Road.

No additional overnight camping permits for the inner canyon will be issued for Memorial Day weekend, though previously issued permits will be honored.

Entrance fees must be paid at on-site automated machines or in advance online.

Grand Canyon National Park initially closed due to the coronavirus on April 1 and began reopening select viewpoints at the South Rim earlier this month.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Several donors are matching contributions made to Fountain Hills' International Dark Sky Discovery ...

KTAR.com

Donors to match contributions to Fountain Hills Dark Sky Center for limited time

From now until June 20, several donors are matching contributions made to Fountain Hills' International Dark Sky Discovery Center.

32 minutes ago

Gov. Katie Hobbs was one of several officials who attended the Salt River Flats ribbon-cutting cere...

KTAR.com

Weekend Wrap-Up: Here are the biggest Phoenix news stories from May 24-27

From new affordable housing to the Secure the Border Act, here are some of the biggest news stories in the Valley over the weekend.

3 hours ago

breaking ground...

Nick Borgia

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona breaks ground on a $250,000 project

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona broke ground on a $250,000 project to expand services for adults with special needs.

5 hours ago

phoenix police...

KTAR.com

Intersection of Yale Street and 36th Street closed in Phoenix after shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that happened Monday around 12:30 p.m. in the intersection of Yale Street and 36th Street, police said.

7 hours ago

A Yuma man has been arrested for allegedly starting a wildfire in a national wildlife preserve near...

Associated Press

Man accused of starting wildfire in national wildlife preserve in Yuma

A Yuma man has been arrested for allegedly starting a wildfire in a national wildlife preserve near the California border.

8 hours ago

rock-climber...

KTAR.com

Rock climber reportedly falls over 30 feet near Toms Thumb Trailhead

Technical rescue teams are responding to a report of a rock climber falling 30-40 feet near Toms Thumb trailhead, authorities said.

10 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.

...

Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

Grand Canyon to open limited services for Memorial Day weekend