Trip Planning Publications/ Park Newspapers

 

 
Thumbnail showing front cover of Grand Canyon Trip Planner: shows sunset scene.

Contains active links

Trip  Planner

Trip Planner English (Revised 5/2015 - 1.7 MB PDF )
Backcountry Trip Planning Included
A Handy Source of Information/ Maps for those starting to plan a visit.

How will you experience the canyon ?
Read our Trip Planner before you visit the park. Contains useful information and essential maps. (both North & South Rims)

This PDF "newspaper" contains active links that can connect you to more detailed information, If you would like a paper copy, the Trip Planner is formatted for printing on standard letter-size paper.

 

Trip Planner Translations (PDF) Updated July 2015

Chinese (simplified)
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Spanish

 

South Rim Guide Map and Services pocket map
As of December 1, 2015
, Grand Canyon National Park discontinued the Grand Canyon Guide newspaper. In place of the newspaper, the South Rim Guide Map and Services pocket map is now being distributed at entrance stations, visitor centers, lodges, campgrounds, stores, and out-of-park locations. Download it here...
 
Photo showing front and back sides of South Rim Guide Map and Services pocket map. The front side lists park facilities and hours of operation. The back side displays a large map of Grand Canyon Village and vicinity.

Front and back sides of the South Rim Guide Map and Services pocket map. You may click on the image to download the guide.

 

Park Ranger Program and Shuttle Bus Schedule Card
This card gives information about quarterly park ranger programs, events, and shuttle schedules. It is distributed at visitor centers, the backcountry information center, hotels, campgrounds, and concessioner facilities. Seasonal schedules will be issued approximately March 1, Memorial Day, Labor Day and December 1. You may download the Winter 2015-16 Schedule Card here... (41 kb PDF)
 
Graphic showing the Ranger Program and Shuttle Bus Schedules printed on the card.information printed

Ranger Program and Bus Schedules split for web display. In the download, all information displays in one vertical column.

 

Introduction to Backcountry Hiking Brochure
This foldable brochure is for day and overnight inner canyon hikers. It gives information about hiking the Bright Angel, South Kaibab, and North Kaibab trails, as well as permit, planning, Leave No Trace, and Hike Smart information. It is distributed at park visitor centers and backcountry information centers.

The web version of this publication is formatted to print on standard 8.5 x 11 letter-sized paper. You may download Introduction to Backcountry Hiking (680kb PDF file)
 
3 pages of the Introduction of the Backcountry Hiking Brochure: title page, trails profile, Corridor Trails Map

Sample pages of "Introduction to Backcountry Hiking." Click on the photo to download the PDF version of this booklet.

 
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PDF Display or Printing Issues?
Are you on a computer and using a web browser to view and print our PDF publications? You may experience issues where the PDF does not display or print correctly. Some web browsers do not automatically open PDFs using the Acrobat Reader application.

Things to try (1) Select the Acrobat Reader plug-in for your browser's default application for viewing/ printing PDFs. or (2) You can right click and save the PDF document to your desktop and then open it with the Adobe Reader application, and print from there. Get the newest version of free Adobe Reader.
 
cover of grand canyon accessibility guide

park newspaper

Download a digital copy of Grand Canyon National Park's Accessibility Guide below:

Accessibility Guide (2012)
for printing on Standard Letter-sized Paper (1.2 MB PDF file)

Accessibility Guide (2012)
Large Type Version
for printing on 11 x 17" paper
(1.6 MB PDF file)


If you have accessibility questions about Desert View, the North Rim, or elsewhere in the park, you may email us here.



Upon your arrival at the park, a paper copy of the Accessibility Guide is available upon request at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, Yavapai Museum of Geology, Kolb Studio, Verkamps Visitor Center, Tusayan Museum, Desert View Visitor Center, or North Rim Visitor Center.

Several of the daily Interpretive Ranger Programs are wheelchair accessible. Inquire at visitor centers for specifics.

 

 
thumbnail of 2016 Class List for Grand Canyon Association Field Institute. Show photo of bighorn sheep on edge of canyon

2016 Class Schedule GCAFI

Grand Canyon Association Field Institute
2016 Schedule of Classes (576 kb PDF File)
Topics: geology, ecology, history, archaeology, photography, & more.

The Institute offers guided educational tours at Grand Canyon National Park led by expert instructors while hiking, backpacking, camping, & whitewater rafting.

Click here to visit their website.

Learning & Lodging

The Grand Canyon Field Institute (GCA) and Xanterra South Rim, LLC offer fun and informative Learning & Lodging Programs that combine lodging, meals, and two days in the field with an instructor.


 

2015 South Rim Grand Canyon Guide - Newspaper Archive
Back Issues for Reference

 

As of December 1, 2015, Grand Canyon National Park discontinued The Grand Canyon Guide Newspaper.

In place of the Guide Newspaper, the South Rim Guide Map and Services pocket map is now being distributed at entrance stations, visitor centers, concessioner facilities, and out-of-park locations.

Winter Ranger Program/Shuttle Bus schedule card, and a Backcountry Hiking/Camping brochure
have been published as separate supplements.

2015 Legacy editions of the park's South Rim newspaper provide basic South Rim visitor information. However, please be aware that ranger program schedules and hours of operation may have changed since these newspapers were published.

For current schedules and information, download the South Rim Guide Map and Services pocket map, The Park Ranger Program and Free Shuttle Bus schedule, and the Backcountry Hiking/Camping brochure.

 

 
Front cover of 2014 Winter Grand Canyon Guide Newspaper

Park Newspaper

Download the 2014 Winter (English)
December 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015
Winter South Rim Guide (letter-size)
(Prints on 8.5 x 11" paper 4.1 MB PDF File)

Winter South Rim Guide (tabloid size)
(Prints on 11 x 17" paper 2.9 MB PDF File)

Contains maps, schedules and information.

South Rim lodging and camping along with most other visitor services within the park are open all year.

Reserve lodging and campsites as far ahead as possible, especially during busy summer and fall months.

Download Winter South Rim Village Shuttle Bus/ Parking Map
as one large page 22.5 x 17" (1.9 MB PDF file)


 
Front cover of 2015 Spring Guide Newspaper showing Desert View Watchtower and Colorado River

Park Newspaper

Download the 2015 Spring (English)
March 1, through May 20, 2015
Spring South Rim Guide (letter-size)
(Prints on 8.5 x 11" paper 2.5 MB PDF File)

Spring South Rim Guide (tabloid size)
(Prints on 11 x 17" paper 2.4 MB PDF File)

Contains the maps, schedules and information needed to plan a South Rim visit.

South Rim lodging and camping and most other visitor services are open all year.

Reserve lodging and campsites as far ahead as possible, especially if you plan to visit during the busy summer and fall months.

Download Spring South Rim Village Shuttle Bus/ Parking Map
as one large page 22.5 x 17" (1.5 MB PDF file)


 
thumbnail of 2015 Summer South Rim Guide front cover

Park Newspaper

Download the 2015 Summer (English)
May 21 - September 7, 2015
Summer South Rim Guide (letter-size)
(Prints on 8.5 x 11" paper 4.5 MB PDF File)

Summer South Rim Guide (tabloid size)
(Prints on 11 x 17" paper 2.3 MB PDF File)

Contains the maps, schedules and information needed to plan a South Rim visit.

South Rim lodging and camping along with most other visitor services within the park are open all year.

Reserve lodging and campsites as far ahead as possible, especially during busy summer and fall months.

Download Summer South Rim Village Shuttle Bus/ Parking Map
as one large page 22.5 x 17" (1.1 MB PDF file)


 
Front cover of Fall 2015 South Rim Guide Newspaper

Park Newspaper

Download the 2015 Autumn (English)
September 8 - November 30, 2015
Autumn South Rim Guide (letter-size)
(Prints on 8.5 x 11" paper 1.7 MB PDF File)

Autumn South Rim Guide (tabloid size)
(Prints on 11 x 17" paper 2.5 MB PDF File)

Contains maps, schedules and information.

South Rim lodging and camping along with most other visitor services within the park are open all year.

Reserve lodging and campsites as far ahead as possible, especially during busy summer and fall months.

Download Autumn South Rim Village Shuttle Bus/ Parking Map
as one large page 22.5 x 17" (1.1 MB PDF file)


 

2015 North Rim Grand Canyon Guide Newspaper Archive
Back Issue for Reference
A North Rim Guide Map and Services pocket guide is being prepared for the 2016 North Rim Season. Until that publication is released in April of 2016, the 2015 Season newspaper is the best available source of North Rim trip planning information. Please be aware that ranger program schedules and hours of operation may be different during the 2016 season.

 
Front cover of 2015 Grand Canyon North Rim Guide Newspaper. Shows a photo of Roosevelt Point.

Park  Newspaper

Download the 2015 Season (English)
May 15 through October 15, 2015.
North Rim Guide (letter-size)
Pages split to print on 8.5 x 11" paper.
(4.3 MB PDF File)

North Rim Guide (tabloid size)
Prints on 11 x 17" paper
(2.2 MB PDF File)

The 2015 edition of the North Rim Guide contains the maps, schedules and information needed to plan your visit.

The North Rim has a short season, so it is best to reserve lodging and campsites as far ahead as possible.

Download Maps and Trail Guide as one large page 22.5 x 17" (467 kb PDF)

 

In addition to newspapers, Grand Canyon National Park publishes a variety of brochures, trail guides, and single-page bulletins.

These publications are distributed in the park and may also be downloaded in PDF format from the Brochures Web Page.

  • To view a list of park brochures & bulletins click here.

All of our digital publications require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. For best results, we suggest that you download the PDF file to your computer or device before viewing or printing.

Many more publications are available through the park's Online Bookstore, operated the Grand Canyon Association.


 
 
South Rim Pocket Map: Getting Around South Rim

Click on the map above to download the "Getting Around the South Rim" Map and Services Pocket Guide (880 kb PDF file)

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