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Grand Canyon National Park to transition into winter mode

November 28, 2020 GMT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is about to transition to winter operations.

Changes taking effect Tuesday on the South Rim include converting Mather Campground to registration on a first-come, first served basis with suspension of online reservations and suspending the campground’s showers and laundry services, park officials announced.

Transportation changes on the South Rim include reopening The Hermit Road to private vehicles and suspending the park’s shuttle route along that road for the season.

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The North Rim will be closed to all vehicle traffic for the winter but the campground will be available for winter camping and accessible by hiking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

State Route 67 and all services on the North Rim are expected to reopen for the 2021 season on May 15, 2021.