An agreement was reached by Governor Brewer of Arizona to fund re-opening of the Grand Canyon National Park for a limited number of days starting with Saturday, October 12th.
AzCentral.com reported that the State will help foot the $651,000 bill to keep park open for one week.
That will be good news for tourists who have sought alternative plans such as visiting Grand Canyon West or taking a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon. It is good news to the Native people who have spiritual connections to the Grand Canyon.
Xanterra, the concession which runs some of the hotels and services in selected parks, keeps an updated website to include information on Zion and the Grand Canyon.
The Department of the Interior maintains an informational website on the shutdowns.