Yellowstone, Grand Canyon Join National Parks Set For Limited Reopening

“Two of the most popular national parks in the American West – Yellowstone and Grand Canyon – will welcome back visitors on a limited basis over the next several days after lengthy closures due to the coronavirus, the government announced on Wednesday.

Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, closed to the public since April 1, will initially reopen just for four days – Friday through Monday – with public access restricted to a half dozen viewpoints along the South Rim of the canyon, the National Park Service said.

Visitors will only be allowed in through the southern entrance from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. but will be permitted to remain until dark. A handful of picnic areas and restrooms will be open. “

Steve Gorman reports for Reuters May 14, 2020.