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The Grand Canyon for those with accessibility issues

Had to go back to northern Arizona for a wedding last weekend and decided to spend a night at the Grand Canyon afterwards. This wouldn't have been our first choice for several reasons including the fact that BF had a shoulder injury and needed rotator cuff surgery a few weeks before the wedding. We couldn't hike nor take the shuttle due to his shoulder pain. But the NPS was very accomodating and I wanted to let others who have similar issues know this.

Although Hermit Road and Yaki Point Road are usually off-limits to private vehicles for most of the year, you can get a pass to drive these roads if you have a disability. Usually this is for people with mobility issues but I sent an e-mail to the Park and was told that BF would qualify for a pass and to ask for one when we arrived. It was no big deal, the ranger at the entrance station saw BF in the brace and gave us the pass. The back side of the pass has the code for entering Hermit Road. You keep the pass on your dashboard and you can drive both of these roads. Theoretically, you need a state issued handicapped placard (which we brought with us) to be able to park at handicapped parking spaces on these roads, but nobody was checking while we were there.

http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/accessibility-grca2012.pdf is a great resource for people with accessibility issues who want to visit GCNP.

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