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North Rim opening next week

The Arizona Department of Transportation will open Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Thursday, May 15 by 7 a.m.

Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will also commence their season operations on May 15, continuing through noon on Oct. 16. Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim operations, operated by Forever Resorts, includes lodging, camper services, food services, groceries and a service station. All concessions will open at 10 a.m. with the exception of the dining room, which will open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. Lodge check-in will commence at 4 p.m.

All services provided by the National Park Service including the Visitor Center, Grand Canyon Association bookstore, backcountry permit reservations and campground will be available on May 15 at noon.

The first evening program offered by the National Park Service will be on May 15, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium. The first scheduled daily program will be a talk on the California condor at 2 p.m. on May 16, on the back porch of the Grand Canyon Lodge. All ranger programs will be listed in 2008 North Rim edition "The Guide."

Advance overnight lodging reservations for North Rim facilities may be

by contacting Forever Resorts at 877-386-4383 or by visiting their Web site at www.foreverresorts.com (choose the lodging tab and navigate to Grand Canyon North Rim, AZ).

For advance reservations from outside of the United States, please call (480) 998-1981. Advance reservations for the North Rim Campground must be made by calling 877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov.

The North Rim is a 215-mile drive from the South Rim. Points of interest include: Point Imperial, Cape Royal, Point Sublime, North Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Point.

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