Grand Canyon West has announced its reopening starting June 1. As part of the reopening Grand Canyon Resort Corporation has implanted a rigorous health and safety plan.
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.
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.
“(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.
"This is not a green light to speed," Ducey said. "This is a green light to proceed, and we're going to proceed with caution."
Ducey said restaurants can open May 11 and salons and barber shops can open Friday, May 8.
National Park Service officials are intent on resolving the connectivity issue as states gradually start lifting restrictions.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday extended his stay-at-home order through May 15 but said he was partially ending his order closing non-essential businesses.