Tourist Attractions Begin To Reopen In Northern Arizona

May 15, 2020

Several tourist attractions and outdoor recreation sites in Northern Arizona plan to reopen in the coming week as restrictions loosen during the coronavirus pandemic.  KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Credit Meteor Crater

The Grand Canyon’s South Rim reopens today with access to certain viewpoints from the south entrance. Hiking trails and commercial services in the park remain closed, and overnight accommodations are not available. Meteor Crater near Winslow will reopen to the public on Thursday, with outdoor dining only offered by its restaurant. Meanwhile, certain campgrounds on the Coconino National Forest will reopen next week in the Flagstaff, Sedona, and Oak Creek areas. A campfire and charcoal ban remains in effect. Other Northern Arizona attractions are closed to visitors until further notice to protect public health, including Fossil Creek, Arizona Snowbowl, Sunset Crater, Wupatki, Walnut Canyon, Petrified Forest, Havasupai, and all sites on the Navajo Nation.