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Grand Canyon north rim operations in Arizona will begin seasonal shutdown of most visitor services Oct. 16, the Payson Roundup reported. The north rim will remain open to visitors, closing for winter Dec. 1 or until snow closes State Highway 67 leading into the park.

Regularly scheduled ranger-led programs will continue through Oct. 15 with the final evening program beginning at 8 p.m. that day. Beginning Oct. 16, the North Rim Visitor Center will be staffed through Oct. 24, open from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily.

The Grand Canyon Lodge, operated by Forever Resorts, will continue to take reservations through Oct. 15. The Grand Canyon Lodge gift shop will remain open daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. through Dec. 1. Self-service gasoline and diesel fuel will continue to be available in the park through Dec. 1.

Visitor entrance and campground fees will be collected by rangers through Oct. 31. Beginning Nov. 1 through Dec. 1 entrance fees are paid at the automated fee machine located behind the visitor center. North rim campground sites are available by reservation through Oct. 31.

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