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Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim Reopens

by Angelique Platas

Jun 16, 2020

Photo: Francisco Blanco | Dreamstime.com

Destinations / North America

Getting back to post-COVID-19 travel may look a little different than your original summer plans, but families can still visit the must-see destinations they already had on their list with a few post-virus openings across the country.


Now open for business: Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, inside Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Newly reopened and ready for guests, the lodge sits at an elevation of more than 8,000 feet and might knock the quarantine slump right out of you. The North Rim offers a slightly quieter, less-touristy side to the canyon, with typically one-tenth the visitation as the South Rim.


While you can expect all the same stunning views, natural beauty and adventure activities travelers flock to the Grand Canyon for each year, the lodge may look a little different.


Grand Canyon North Rim. Photo: Kojihirano | Dreamstime.com


In compliance with public health guides, the lodge will reopen with operational changes, including takeout and grab-and-go food options like pizza and sandwiches from the deli and saloon. For a limited time, the restaurant will offer breakfast 6:30–10 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.; and dinner 4:30–9 p.m.


The general store is open for customers and a limited number of cabins will be available, in order to adhere to health and wellness guidelines.


Staggered hours and limited capacity aid guests and staff in practicing safe social-distancing measures, while the lodge also adopted all EPA recommended cleaning and sanitizing procedures, including increased cleaning and sanitizing frequency of all public and staff areas; sanitizing stations located throughout the property; constant cleaning public touch points and surfaces throughout the day; guestrooms and shared surfaces are sanitized thoroughly prior to guest arrival; and increased staff training regarding maintaining cleanliness, hygiene and awareness along current public health considerations.


“As people increasingly seek outdoor destinations for the 2020 summer travel season, we have enhanced our already high cleanliness standards,” said John Schoppmann, executive vice president, Forever Resorts, the concessioner operating Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim. “We continue to monitor new guidelines to ensure our public health protocol follows the latest recommendations to safeguard the health of our staff members and guests.”


To make reservations, visit the website or call 877 386 4383.


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