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Getting There -- The North Rim is at the end of Ariz. 67 (the North Rim Pkwy.), reached from U.S. 89A. Trans Canyon (tel. 928/638-2820; www.trans-canyonshuttle.com) operates a shuttle between the North Rim and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon during the months the North Rim is open. The trip takes 5 hours; the fare is $80 one-way and $150 round-trip (reservations are required).

Fees -- The park entry fee is $25 per car and is good for 1 week. Remember not to lose the little paper receipt that serves as your admission pass.

Visitor Information -- For information before leaving home, contact Grand Canyon National Park, P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 (tel. 928/638-7888; www.nps.gov/grca). At the entrance gate, you'll be given a copy of The Guide, a small newspaper with information on park activities. When you arrive at the park, stop by the North Rim Visitor Center, which is adjacent to the Grand Canyon Lodge and is open mid-May to mid-October daily 8am to 6pm.

Visitor facilities at the North Rim are open only from mid-May to mid-October. From mid-October to November (or until snow closes the road to the North Rim), the park is open for day use only. The campground may be open after mid-October, weather permitting.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.