Due to record-breaking snowfall totals, the North Rim opening was initially postponed; nevertheless, the National Park Service reports that it finally opened to the public on Friday. Nevertheless, the organization has implemented a number of water saving measures up until the water pipeline break can be fixed.
The National Park Service advised in an alert that visitors carry their own food and drinking water with them.
The Widforss Trailhead and the beautiful routes to Cape Royal and Point Imperial will both be accessible to drivers. The North Kaibab Trail between the North Kaibab Trailhead and Manzanita Rest Area will reopen on June 16, and more roads are slated to reopen on July 1.
Additionally open are the Grand Canyon Conservancy’s Park Store at the Visitor Center, the North Rim General store, a gas station, and a post office.
According to the NPS, the North Rim Campground will reopen on June 9 with access to restrooms and potable drinking water. However, the laundry and shower rooms won’t be open.
Even if a lot of things are open, Grand Canyon Lodge overnight stays won’t be possible until the water pipeline is fixed, which is anticipated to happen around July 23.
A lot less people visit the North Rim than its more well-known counterpart, the South Rim, which is accessible all year. The North Rim normally opens in May. Travelers may awe at stunning observation locations like Bright Angel Point and the Redwall Bridge from the North Rim. Additionally, in the winter, it is accessible for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and backcountry camping (with a backcountry permit).
Source: Travel + Leisure