SR 67 leading to the North Rim closed for the season - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

SR 67 leading to the North Rim closed for the season

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ (CBS5) -

State Route 67 that takes drivers to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park closed to all vehicle traffic Dec. 2 for the remainder of the season.

SR 67, including all services at the North Rim, are expected to re-open for the 2014 season May 15, 2014. The date is subject to change depending on the season.

Visitors will still be able to camp at the North Rim while SR 67 is closed, but will be required to have a backcountry permit. Visitors can access the North Rim during this time by using the inner canyon trails running from the South Rim or by cross-country skiing or snowshoeing the 45-mile trip from Jacob Lake.

Backcountry permits can be obtained at the Backcountry Information Center located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. In addition, visitors can get permits at Pipe Springs National Monument that is located west of Fredonia, Arizona or at the Bureau of Land Management Interagency Visitor Center in St. George, Utah.

As always backcountry permit requests can be faxed year round to the Backcountry Information Center at (928) 638-2125.

For more information on camping at the North Rim during the winter season you can visit the Grand Canyon's backcountry website at http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry.htm. You can also call the Backcountry Information Center at (928) 638-7875.

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