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SR 67 - GC North Rim

Post by Dschur » Dec 04 2008 7:55 am

State Route 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon to Close for the Season
Grand Canyon, AZ. – Arizona State Route 67, leading to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, will close for the season on Monday, December 1, 2008. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the road could be closed earlier if heavy snows occur in the area prior to the closure date.
Most facilities at the North Rim closed on October 15. However, scenic roadways and overlooks, as well as pay-at-the-pump fuel services, camping, backcountry permitting, and gift and book stores have remained open in order to provide basic services until the road closes for the season.
State Route 67 and all services on the North Rim are expected to re-open for the 2009 season on May 15, 2009. Facilities on the South Rim and in the inner canyon remain open year-round.
The North Rim campground will still be available for winter camping, and is accessible via inner canyon trails from the South Rim or by cross-country skiing and snowshoeing – a 45 mile trip from Jacob Lake. To camp at the North Rim during the winter months, visitors will need a backcountry permit, which can be obtained from the Backcountry Information Center located at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Permit requests can be faxed year-round to (928) 638-2125. Backcountry permits for North Rim winter camping are also available at Pipe Spring National Monument in Fredonia, Arizona, or at the Bureau of Land Management District Office in St. George, Utah; however, you must obtain your permit in person and several days in advance at these locations.
For additional information on winter camping on the North Rim, please call the Backcountry Information Center at (928) 638-7875, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. MST, weekdays, excluding holidays.
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Re: State Rt 67

Post by PaleoRob » Dec 04 2008 6:18 pm

While the road is closed the pavement and forest roads around the highway are generally clear and passable to 2wd with high clearance. Some mud but nothing that poses a real problem.
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State Rt 67

Post by hikeaz » Nov 30 2017 10:15 am

State Route 67 between Jacob Lake (US 89A) and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is scheduled to close for the 2017/18 winter season on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Most nearby forest roads remain open.
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Re: State Rt 67

Post by hiking_arizona » Dec 01 2017 8:19 am

I think ADOT is now firm on the winter Closures for SR 67 being today Dec 1 and it will be closed until at least May 15.

They follow NPS which locks the park gate on their end for the winter.

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Re: State Rt 67

Post by chumley » Dec 01 2017 9:04 am

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Re: State Rt 67

Post by hiking_arizona » Dec 01 2017 11:10 am

Strange as both ADOT and NPS announced many weeks ago it was Dec 1.

I just phoned the GC BCO and the park gate is locked till May 15.

I would hate to find the NPS gate locked after making plans and especially the long drive.

NPS has always said they don't have the staff to keep the gate open after Dec 1 or before May 15.

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Re: State Rt 67

Post by chumley » Dec 01 2017 11:24 am

@hiking_arizona
I'm confused what the NPS has to do with this.

ADOT issued a press release saying State Route 67 will close 12/5.

The park gate is not the only destination accessible from SR67.
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Re: SR 67 - GC North Rim

Post by hikeaz » Nov 27 2018 6:56 am

ADOT: SR 67 to North Rim of Grand Canyon to close for winter Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
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