Opening for the Season
Denali (Alaska) & Grand Canyon North Rim (Arizona)
Denali National Park and Preserve opens for the season
(Alaska) –The days are longer, overnight temperatures remain above freezing, migrant birds are returning and seasonal employees have arrived.
The Denali Visitor Center, Wilderness Access Center and Backcountry Information Center all open on May 15, and the 2 p.m. sled dog demonstrations begin this day. Find more information about shuttle bus services, tours, campgrounds, bookstore and dining services openings online at http://www.nps.gov/dena/.
North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to open for season
(Arizona) — Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will open on May 15 by 7 a.m. Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will also commence seasonal operations on May 15. Lodging, camper services, groceries and service station will open at 10 a.m.; the dining room opens at 11:30 a.m. The NPS Visitor Center, Grand Canyon Association bookstore, backcountry permit reservations and campground will open at 8 a.m.