Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

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Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by hikeaz » Mar 19 2020 2:15 pm

Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel Closed From Friday, March 20, 2020– Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Physical backcountry Office is closed - Permits by phone (928 638 7875) and fax only.

Effective 3/20/2020
Closed are:
El Tovar Hotel
Bright Angel Lodge
Thunderbird Lodge
Kachina Lodge
Maswik Lodge
Hopi House
Lookout Studio
Hermits Rest
Phantom Ranch
Mule Rides yippee!
Bus Tours

Effective Sunday, March 22, 2020, the following Delaware North Operations will close:
Yavpai Lodge. Yavapai Lodge Restaurant and Tavern
Trailer Village will only be open for full hook-up sites.
Trailer Village restrooms, along with partial and no hook-up sites will be closed.
The RV and Camper Services laundry, showers and food service will be closed.

Effective March 23, 2020, Canyon Village Market will be open from 12-6 pm.
The Collection of entrance fees has been temporarily suspended at Grand Canyon National Park at the Desert View and South Entrance Stations. This is being done to help limit exposure of park staff and visitors to the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19).
Digital entrance pass options are not available at this time. Please do not attempt to purchase.
Grand Canyon Shuttle Bus Service is Suspended (including the Hiker Express Shuttle)
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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel Closed

Post by cactuscat » Mar 19 2020 2:25 pm

@hikeaz
All of Xanterra's Grand Canyon hotels too.
Where is the "dislike" button?

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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel Closed

Post by hikeaz » Mar 19 2020 2:29 pm

cactuscat wrote:
Mar 19 2020 2:25 pm
@hikeaz
All of Xanterra's Grand Canyon hotels too.
Yep... saw that post. I thought that an entry in the GC forum would be apropos and helpful to anyone perusing HAZ to glean GC info.
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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel Closed

Post by hiking_arizona » Mar 19 2020 3:41 pm

Phantom Ranch closed as well as pipeline issues noted on the NPS GC site but at least no mules or fewer mules if they don't stop the pack trains.

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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by azbackpackr » Mar 20 2020 8:05 pm

Grand Canyon is suspending all river trip launches from March 24th to May 21st. Around the middle of April they will re-evaluate.
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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by outdoor_lover » Mar 20 2020 8:29 pm

azbackpackr wrote:
Mar 20 2020 8:05 pm
Grand Canyon is suspending all river trip launches from March 24th to May 21st. Around the middle of April they will re-evaluate.
Ouch... I'm sure the Private Boaters aren't happy
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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by azbackpackr » Mar 21 2020 3:07 pm

@outdoor_lover
Neither are the 16 river rafting companies with hundreds of employees, including myself. The private boaters are being given new launch dates. On the other hand, employees of river rafting companies depend on their summer wages, and now they will join the thousands more who have lost jobs. You can't get that time back. I'm fortunate to have social security and an inexpensive living situation.
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.

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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by DixieFlyer » Mar 21 2020 6:40 pm

@azbackpackr
I'm starting to think that the cure is worse than the disease
I'd rather die of exhaustion than die of starvation.

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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by outdoor_lover » Mar 21 2020 6:59 pm

@DixieFlyer
Tell that to the families that have already lost loved ones. Your family might be next.
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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by Tough_Boots » Mar 22 2020 9:58 am

Yeah, putting a pause on recreation is so much worse. :app:
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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by sidhayes » Mar 22 2020 11:10 am

@Tough_Boots
No. Govt putting the pause on freedom is so much worse.

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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by Tough_Boots » Mar 22 2020 12:49 pm

@sidhayes
Stupid people choosing rhetoric over their own life is one thing. Stupid people choosing rhetoric over the lives of others is why we need this to happen.
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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by sidhayes » Mar 22 2020 12:52 pm

@Tough_Boots
Everyone needs to take care of themselves

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Post by Tough_Boots » Mar 22 2020 1:00 pm

"there is no love where there is no bramble."
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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by DixieFlyer » Mar 22 2020 6:15 pm

outdoor_lover wrote:
Mar 21 2020 6:59 pm
@DixieFlyer
Tell that to the families that have already lost loved ones. Your family might be next.
I think that everybody, me included, recognizes how devastating this illness can be to those that contract it, including their family and friends...I am just saying that in the fullness of time the 2nd order and 3rd order effects might be even worse
I'd rather die of exhaustion than die of starvation.

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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by hikeaz » Mar 27 2020 2:30 pm

Corridor trails now closed, as well as I.G, Cottonwood and B.A. Camps.
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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by chumley » Mar 27 2020 2:43 pm

@hikeaz
Official notice: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/ ... update.htm

Other trails remain open. Current holders of backcountry permits may take their trip as long as no permit nights are in the corridor. Permit holders with corridor permits cannot take their trip. No new backcountry permits are being issued, even outside the corridor.

AZT hikers have no trail option to get through Grand Canyon.
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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by ShatteredArm » Mar 28 2020 7:45 am

I canceled my backpacking trip this weekend, but with the corridor trails closed, I'm actually kind of bummed I passed up the opportunity to hike Bright Angel Trail with nobody on it.

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Re: Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel PLUS Rim area accoutrements closed

Post by chumley » Mar 28 2020 9:12 am

@ShatteredArm
What makes you think you'd have been able to hike on a closed trail?
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