The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park opened June 2, with limited visitor services and water conservation measures due to a break in the North Rim water pipeline. A landslide from winter storms destroyed more than 300 feet of the North Rim water pipeline.
The Grand Canyon Lodge, an Aramark property, will operate day-use services with limited food and beverage service beginning June 2. No overnight accommodations will be available until at least July 23, 2023.
“The decision to suspend overnight accommodations at the Grand Canyon Lodge was not taken lightly and we recognize the inconvenience this has for visitors planning a trip to the North Rim,” said Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Ed Keable. “We are working in partnership with our North Rim concessioners, Aramark Sport and Entertainment Services, LLC, and Grand Canyon Trail Rides-North Rim, as well as partners such as the Grand Canyon Conservancy, to determine an appropriate operating strategy without the availability of pumped water to the area.” Effective immediately, water conservation measures are being implemented by the park staff and all partners on the North Rim.
The North Rim Campground, managed by the National Park Service, will operate as scheduled beginning June 9 with potable drinking water and toilets available. The public laundry and shower facilities will not be open at least through July 23, 2023. The North Rim General Store, gift shop, and gas station will be open. Grand Canyon Trail Rides-North Rim will offer rim rides only beginning on June 2. The North Rim Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Conservancy bookstore open as scheduled, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with a variety of ranger programs offered. The backcountry information center will be open 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. daily.
Visitors exploring the North Rim this summer season should be self-sufficient and visitors should bring adequate food and water for the day as services are limited and may be subject to change. Nearby, year-round lodging, food services and fuel are located 45 miles north of the North Rim at Jacob Lake. Additional lodging and guest services are available in Fredonia, AZ and Kanab, UT.