Grand Canyon National Park

Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size.

The North Rim of the park remains closed and will reopen for the season May 15, 2015.

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Features

Park Newspaper is available in 8 languages.

Download Trip Planner and Park Newspapers

Trip Planner; English, Espanol, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, 中文 Chinese, 日本語 Japanese, 한국어 Korean. North and South Rim Guides & Accessibility Guide.

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Grand Canyon sunset from Mather Point

Park Permit Information

Permits are required for backcountry camping, river trips, weddings, commercial tours, filming, scientific research, special events and activities.

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The Milky Way stretches across the night sky. Silhouettes of trees are in the foreground.

Watch Our New Video

Journey to Grand Canyon, a place where the Milky Way stretches from horizon to horizon. Experience the mystery and wonder of Grand Canyon's night sky.

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Two runners traveling along the North Kaibab Trail.

Corridor Trail Courtesy

Corridor Trails will be really busy this spring with hikers, backpackers, mule riders, and runners. Here are 8 tips to enhance everyone's experience.

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Join Grand Canyon's Social Network

No matter where you are, you can stay connected to Grand Canyon! Learn more about the wonders of the park through information, photos and videos.

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Grand Canyon Area Maps

Maps

A variety of Grand Canyon maps may be downloaded in PDF format, including: South Rim, North Rim, Desert View, panorama and backcountry use areas.

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park ranger holding up condor photo

Park Ranger Programs

Discover Grand Canyon with Park Rangers and Volunteers who know it inside and out. Includes hikes, walks, talks and evening programs.

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