Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Center


Begin your visit at the Visitor Center to pick up a brochure, stamp your passport, browse the park store and watch the orientation video. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. During severe weather, the Visitor Center may open at a later time or be closed for the day.


The North and South Rim Drives, all ten overlooks and the White House Trail remain open all year. The roads are paved and accessible by vehicle (4-wheel drive is not required). The White House Trail starts from the White House Overlook on the South Rim.


From March through November, the Navajo Nation observes Mountain Daylight Savings Time when the time will be the same as Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The rest of Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time all year.

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