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.

All South Rim roads are open but watch for a few icy places.

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Trip Planner and Pocket Guide

Download and read our Trip Planner before you visit the park. Contains useful information and essential maps. (both North & South Rims)

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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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Colorful dory running a rapid in Grand Canyon National Park. NPS photo by Bob Butterfield.

Lottery for 2017 Noncommercial River Trip Permits

Applications will be accepted online between Monday Feb. 1, through noon Mountain Standard Time on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.

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"Pipeline on the Precipice" New Video

Trans-canyon Pipeline status update. Touches on history & present day concerns. release date 01/05/2016

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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


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 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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