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Bicycle Travel => Temporary ACA Route Road Closures => Topic started by: bascyclist on August 28, 2020, 09:53:28 pm

 
Title: Grand Canyon Connector Navajo Nation road closures/reopening - April 2021
Post by: bascyclist on August 28, 2020, 09:53:28 pm
Does anyone have information on the route closures in the Navajo nation?  Thanks
Title: Re: Grand Canyon connector Navajo Nation road closures
Post by: John Nettles on August 28, 2020, 10:00:57 pm
According to the Navajo website, as of a couple of days ago, all roads are closed to outsiders until further notice.  See  https://www.navajo-nsn.gov/ for info.
Title: Re: Grand Canyon connector Navajo Nation road closures
Post by: aggie on August 29, 2020, 10:35:33 am
Roads that are marked as tribal roads are closed to non-residents of the Navajo nation.  You should still be able to use US Hwy 89 even though it passes through the western edge of their land as it is a major north-south route but don't leave the main hwy.  Be prepared for all the services in the Navajo Nation to be closed.
Title: Re: Grand Canyon connector Navajo Nation road closures
Post by: John Nelson on August 29, 2020, 06:58:25 pm
Yes, I'm pretty sure that all the county, state and federal highways that traverse the Navajo Nation are still open. It's only the Nation-owned roads (5000 miles of them) that are closed to visitors.
Title: Re: Grand Canyon Connector Navajo Nation road closures - Aug. 2020
Post by: CMajernik on October 13, 2020, 07:28:30 pm
Desert View and the Grand Canyon East Entrance (on map 10) remain closed because of COVID-19 lockdowns on the neighboring Navajo Nation. You can only enter and exit the park through the South Entrance.
Title: Re: Grand Canyon Connector Navajo Nation road closures - Aug. 2020
Post by: CMajernik on April 29, 2021, 11:07:47 am
As of 4/8/2021, Desert View and the Grand Canyon East Entrance (on map 10) have reopened. The Navajo Nation still has COVID-19 restrictions, so when you are riding US89 try to not stop at any services. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/grand-canyon-re-opens-east-entrance-gate-4-8-2021.htm (https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/grand-canyon-re-opens-east-entrance-gate-4-8-2021.htm)