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SR 67 is open for Grand Canyon North Rim visitors

SR 67 is open for Grand Canyon North Rim visitors

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SR 67 is open for Grand Canyon North Rim visitors

SR 67 is open for Grand Canyon North Rim visitors

June 2, 2023

Winding highway in northern Arizona had closed for winter on Dec. 1

PHOENIX ‒ State Route 67 is open to motorists heading to the Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim, which reopened for the summer Friday, June 2.

Information on North Rim services available at this time is available on the Grand Canyon National Park website

The winding, 40-mile SR 67, which connects with US 89A at Jacob Lake, had closed Dec. 1. The Arizona Department of Transportation doesn’t clear snow from SR 67 during the winter months due to safety concerns created by severe weather, including wind and drifting snow. Visitor accommodations at and near the North Rim are closed during the winter and spring seasons.

The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is open throughout the year.

To reach the North Rim from Flagstaff, take US 89 north about 110 miles to Bitter Springs, head west on US 89A for about 60 miles to Jacob Lake and go south on SR 67.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at, via the AZ511 mobile app, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed: @ArizonaDOT

Shining a spotlight on our “Little Yellow Truck”

Shining a spotlight on our “Little Yellow Truck”


Shining a spotlight on our “Little Yellow Truck”

Shining a spotlight on our “Little Yellow Truck”

Kathy Cline / ADOT Communications
February 15, 2023

For decades, a 1959 Chevrolet Apache truck carried employees all over the Grand Canyon Airport, which ADOT owns and operates. By the 1980s its condition had deteriorated and could no longer be used for daily operations.

Instead of junking it, ADOT employees at Equipment Services in Phoenix restored what we’ve come to call our "Little Yellow Truck."

"This is a part of our past, and a part of our history," says Lionel McFarlane, ADOT Equipment Services Manager. "We can’t just forget about our history."

Jerry West, administrator of Equipment Services at the time, and his team donated their free time (some even on weekends), parts and labor to the passion project. They replaced and restored just about everything, including the interior seat and truck bed. By the time they were done ADOT’s little truck that could was glowing with new paint, shiny chrome and a cleaned-up engine.

McFarlane says the truck is truly a joy to behold. But it’s more than that to him and ADOT employees.

"These types of things are an extension of our business and the passion that we have towards transportation," he said. "This is a passion with us."

Our “Little Yellow Truck” is enjoying retirement from the daily grind and makes appearances at parades and other special events.


More renown for Arizona Highways magazine

More renown for Arizona Highways magazine

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More renown for Arizona Highways magazine

More renown for Arizona Highways magazine

October 29, 2020

Arizona Highways, the world-renowned magazine published by the Arizona Department of Transportation, has earned more recognition for its excellence in words, pictures and design.

In its annual awards program, the International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) awarded Arizona Highways a total of 19 honors in categories including essay writing, illustration, photography and art direction. The magazine also received an Award of Merit for its February 2019 feature celebrating the 100th anniversary of the designation of Grand Canyon as a national park.

This is the sixth straight year that Arizona Highways has received at least 16 IRMA awards. 

“We are privileged to live in a state known not only for its iconic beauty but for its rich and diverse mixture of history and colorful personalities,” said Kelly Mero, publisher of Arizona Highways. “Arizona, its people and its history are the real stars of the show and make it possible for us to receive awards like these. This recognition is testament to that - and to the tremendous people both inside and outside of ADOT who collaborate to make Arizona Highways come alive every month.”

IRMA is a non-profit association of 25 regional magazines from across North America. This is the 40th annual awards competition, and entries are judged by a panel of magazine industry experts from outside of IRMA. 

Arizona Highways received the following awards:

Gold award winners:

Essay: Prayers for Snow | December 2019 | Craig Childs

Nature & Environment Feature: Hanging on for Dear Life | October 2019 | Annette McGivney

Art & Culture Feature: These Generations of Weaving | March 2019 | Danielle Geller

Headline & Deck: Great Balls of Fire | April 2019 | Robert Stieve

General Feature: The Unsettling Story of Ken Patrick | January 2020 | Robert Stieve

Silver award winners: 

Profiles: Esther Henderson & Chuck Abbott | September 2019 | Matt Jaffe

Historic Feature: The Early Photographers | September 2019 | Robert Stieve

Magazine Writer of the Year: Matt Jaffe

Magazine Photographer of the Year: Jack Dykinga

Art Direction Single Story: Sandwich Tour | April 2019 | Keith Whitney

Overall Art Direction: March 2019 | April 2019 | January 2020

Department: The Journal | January 2020 | February 2020 | March 2020

Bronze award winners: 

Photo Series (35,000 or more): Not Just Any Old Place | February | Edited by Jeff Kida

Portrait Photo: Wally Brown | March 2019 | Mylo Fowler

Illustration: Wildflowers (series) | March 2020 | Dyana Hesson

Column: July 2019, August 2019, February 2020 | Robert Stieve

Travel Feature: No Exit Route | November 2019 | Morgan Sjogren

Cover: March 2019

Award of Merit:

Special Focus: Grand Canyon Centennial | February 2019

Founded in 1925, Arizona Highways is dedicated to promoting travel to and through the state of Arizona. In addition to the world-renowned magazine known for spectacular landscape photography, Arizona Highways publishes travel guide books, calendars and other products to promote travel in Arizona. The magazine has subscribers in all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

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