Backcountry Trip Planning Included
A Handy Source of Information/ Maps
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. The Trip Planner is formatted to print on standard letter-size paper.
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Download the Park Newspaper
for the South Rim of Grand Canyon
Download the 2014 Autumn (English)
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Download the Park Newspaper
May 15 through October 15, 2014.
North Rim Guide (letter-size)
(Prints on 8.5 x 11" pape 2.2 MB PDF File)
North Rim Guide (tabloid size)
(Prints on 11 x 17" paper 2.2 MB PDF File)
The North Rim Guide contains the maps, schedules and information needed to plan your visit in 2014.
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" (700 kb PDF)
Follow the Newspaper Feed and be able to download the park's newspapers as soon as they are published. Learn how by visiting the Grand Canyon RSS Information page.
The Grand Canyon Guide is published by Grand Canyon National Park for the orientation and education of visitors to Grand Canyon National Park. This valuable resource is now available for you to download and read/print at your leisure.
Grand Canyon Field Institute
2014 Schedule of Classes
(315 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.
A digital copy of the Grand Canyon National Park Accessibility Guide may be downloaded below:
These publications are distributed in the park and may also be downloaded in PDF format from the Brochures Web Page.
All of these digital publications require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. For best results, we suggest that you download the file to your computer before viewing or printing.
Many more publications are available through the park's online bookstore, operated the Grand Canyon Association.
Back Issues for Reference
Download the 2013 Winter (English)
Download the 2014 Spring (English)
Download the 2014 Summer (English)
Did You Know?
During the summer months temperatures within the Grand Canyon are extremely high. Plan your day so you are not hiking between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Take a break near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of day. Enjoy a predawn start and a late afternoon finish. More...