Upgrades on Road to Grand Canyon West Completed
The upgrades on the road to Grand Canyon West have been completed, and the last nine miles of Diamond Bar road are now paved. The drive time from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West is now about 2.5 hours, and the new section of the road significantly cuts down on flat tires and damage from road hazzards.
New Price for NPS Senior Pass
Beginning in 2017, the cost for a NPS Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80. The pass is still valid for the lifetime of the passholder. A new annual Senior Pass is also available for $20, and the cost of it can be applied to the purchase price of a lifetime pass at a later date. The new prices will be implemented by the end of 2017, but the NPS doesn’t have a specific timeline.
Delaware North now operates the Yavapai Lodge; however Xanterra still runs the other Grand Canyon lodges. The new reservation contact information for Yavapai Lodge is (877) 404-4611 or www.visitgrandcanyon.com.