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Grand Canyon North Rim prepares to close for winter

Posted at 7:22 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 10:22:40-04

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Visitors have a couple more weeks to take advantage of full services at the Grand Canyon's North Rim.

The national park starts reducing services on Oct. 16 for the cold season. The lodge and restaurants, shower and laundry facilities, restrooms, trail rides and a bookstore will close that day.

A gift shop and gas station will have limited services. Portable restrooms will be available.

The North Rim Visitor Center and a scenic drive stay open through the end of October, though snowy weather could change things.

The North Rim reopens each year in mid-May.

The Grand Canyon's more popular South Rim stays open year-round.