PHOENIX – The stretch of State Route 64 in Grand Canyon National Park has reopened to through traffic. On Friday, Governor Jan Brewer negotiated an agreement with the U.S. Department of Interior to open the park for at least the next week despite the federal government shutdown.
The 30-mile-long section of SR 64, which provides access to the popular South Rim, within Grand Canyon National Park is owned and operated by the federal government. Travelers can reach the North Rim by taking SR 67, which has not yet closed for the winter season.
Aditionally, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area near Page will reopen at noon today after Utah reached an agreement with the federal government to open national parks in the state.
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