One of the most highly-anticipated days at Grand Canyon National Park is the re-opening of the North Rim for the summer season. The mid-October closure is an annual affair—one that acknowledges a seasonal dip in travel during the off season and a heavier snowpack on the park’s higher rim.
If you’re planning on making the journey to the “other side” be sure to make your reservations early as accommodations are limited, and thus hotly contested by would-be visitors.
One new activity for families this year will be a morning guided tour on the North Kaibab Trail offered by the Grand Canyon Field Institute (the outdoor education program directed by this author). Follow these links for more information on this fun and informative program, and the park’s official press release for the re-opening: