What if the AZT is covered in snow north of Grand Canyon…can I walk or ride on Highway 67 before the road is officially open?

Grand Canyon National Park has confirmed that hikers are allowed to walk on the paved road to avoid the snowy AZT during the spring season before the road opens, typically on May 15. Mountain bikers are not allowed to ride the road and must follow the trail. The Park reiterated that hikers walking the plowed and paved North Rim Road should be aware of vehicles and snowplows; this means no camping, campfires, or full spread meals in the middle of the road. Bicyclists are technically grouped in with motor vehicles so they are not allowed to use the paved/plowed road and should stick to the AZT during early-season conditions.