Grand Canyon's North Rim Prepares for 2024 Season Opening on May 15

Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim reopens on May 15, offering lodging, dining, and guided mule rides. Visitor services, including the campground and Backcountry Information Office, will also resume operations.

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Grand Canyon's North Rim Prepares for 2024Season Openingon May 15

Grand Canyon's North Rim Prepares for 2024 Season Opening on May 15

The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is gearing up for the start of the 2024 season, with an official opening date set for Wednesday, May 15, at 6 a.m. The reopening will see the return of a wide range of services and activities, allowing visitors to once again experience the awe-inspiring beauty of this natural wonder.

Alongside the North Rim's opening, key facilities and operations will resume, providing visitors with a full array of amenities and experiences. The historic Grand Canyon Lodge, perched on the canyon's edge, will reopen its doors to guests, offering lodging, dining, and retail services. The lodge's dining room, known for its stunning views and culinary delights, will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with "reservations required for dinner service."

For those seeking a more immersive experience,Grand Canyon Trail Rideswill also resume operations on May 15, offering guided mule rides into the heart of the canyon. These iconic excursions provide a unique perspective on the park's geology and history, allowing visitors to navigate the rugged terrain and marvel at the breathtaking vistas that unfold at every turn.

In addition to lodging and trail rides, the North Rim's reopening brings a host of other services and activities. Visitor services, including the campground, Grand Canyon Conservancy bookstore, and the Backcountry Information Office, will open at 8 a.m. on May 15. Park Rangers will also be on hand, offering "daily Park Ranger programs" at the Roaring Springs Overlook Kiosk through October 15.

While the North Rim's official season runs from May 15 to October 15, the park will remain open for day use until November 30, weather permitting. The Backcountry Information Office will continue to serve visitors through October 31, ensuring that those seeking wilderness adventures have the resources and guidance they need.

For those planning a visit to the North Rim, advance reservations are highly recommended. Overnight lodging reservations for North Rim facilities can be made by contacting Aramark Destinations at 877-386-4383 or by visiting their website at Information on mule rides into the Grand Canyon can be obtained by calling Grand Canyon Trail Rides at 435-679-8665 or visiting their website at Reservations for the North Rim Campground must be made by calling 877-444-6777 or online at, while campground reservations outside of the park at Demotte Campground on the Kaibab National Forest can also be made through

North Rim prepares to welcome visitors for the 2024 season, this cherished destination continues to captivate travelers from around the world with its unparalleled beauty, rich history, and diverse range of experiences. The reopening of this iconic landmark promises to be a highlight for anyone embarking on a Southwest journey, offering a chance to experience the magic and majesty of one of America's most treasured natural wonders.

Key Takeaways

  • North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park opens May 15, 2024, at 6 a.m.
  • Grand Canyon Lodge reopens with lodging, dining, and retail services.
  • Guided mule rides into the canyon resume on May 15.
  • Visitor services, including campground and bookstore, open at 8 a.m. on May 15.
  • Advance reservations highly recommended for lodging, mule rides, and camping.