The canyon's North Rim also will reopen June 5.
Beginning May 29, Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim's entrance will be open every day from 4 a.m. until 2 p.m for day use, with limited commercial services.
Beginning May 28, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is allowing access to select campgrounds, fee station, boat launch areas and restrooms.
Grand Canyon National Park implemented Stage 2 fire restrictions for the South Rim May 25.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Tourists appeared ready to roam Grand Canyon National Park again after it partially reopened two weeks ago on May 15, despite objections from Navajo officials and others that it could hurt efforts to control the coronavirus.
TUSAYAN, Ariz. — On May 13, the Tusayan Town Council discussed the Ten X Housing Development flood study during a regular scheduled council meeting.
TUSAYAN, Ariz. — The town of Tusayan has regained control of their budget after voters approved a budget override during a special election May 19.
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — It's still early in the planning, but the homeless population of the Grand Canyon area will soon have access to new resources.
TUSAYAN, Ariz. — In addition to COVID-19 and reopening concerns, the Tusayan Town Council has been in the process of prioritizing capital projects in relation to a $2 million loan secured earlier this month.
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — As Grand Canyon National Park announced another limited reopening at the South Rim over the Memorial Day weekend, the town of Tusayan announced it was open for business.
Nikki Cooley, a Diné woman from Shonto and Blue Gap, Arizona, grew up herding sheep and planting corn with her grandparents. She had never considered river guiding as a career until a friend invited her on a river trip as an assistant.
The park will be open May 22-25 from 4-10 a.m.
The South Rim entrance will be open from 4-10 a.m. for visitors to enter the park.
Preliminary results show the vote was 57 yes to 37 no.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez expressed his disappointment after Grand Canyon National Park announced a phased re-opening starting May 15.
As Grand Canyon National Park’s phased reopening began May 15, the Tusayan Town Council is shifting its focus from immediate emergency response to future planning.
“(We) hoped that when the Grand Canyon closed on April 1, the park would remain closed until our positive COVID-19 numbers have flattened,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
“If you are looking to get out of your house safely, we have some ideas,” said Laura Chastain, General Manager of the Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitor Bureau.
Grand Canyon National Park has announced it is increasing visitor access to some viewpoints on the South Rim starting May 15.
So far, the town has been able to secure bulk orders through local distributors Shamrock and Mission to obtain an estimated 22,000 face masks as well as 60 cases of gloves.
The first show will air May 17 at 10 a.m.
Visitor centers and campgrounds remain largely shuttered at Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef, but visitors are welcome at some of the sites.
As spring turns to summer, quarantine conversation have shifted more to what re-opening might look like at the Grand Canyon.