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.

Caution: park roads may have icy spots at higher elevations

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Trip Planner and Park Newspapers

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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Stone watchtower on the rim of Grand Canyon in the afternoon. Clouds in sky.

Desert View Watchtower Video - New !

Perched on the edge of Grand Canyon, a surprising stone tower celebrates ancient mysteries of the Southwest. Video release date 09/25/2015

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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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