• View of Grand Canyon National Park at sunset from the South Rim

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • A Slight Chance of Evening Showers and Thunderstorms into Next Week

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies

    One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »

Accessibility

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acessibility at Grand Canyon
 
Many of the facilities at Grand Canyon are historic and built before current accessibility standards were set. The terrain is rugged with narrow, rocky trails and steep cliffs. Visitors using wheelchairs or who have visual impairments may need assistance.

All park shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.
  • Shuttle buses are equipped with ramps and space to carry passengers in wheelchairs.

  • Please note: wheelchairs larger than 30 inches wide by 48 inches long (76 by 122 cm) cannot be accommodated on shuttle buses.

  • Most motorized scooters will not fit on the buses.

  • A Scenic Drive Accessibility Permit allows entry for visitors with mobility issues access to some areas closed to public traffic. The permit is available at entrance gates, National Park Service visitor centers, and hotel lobbies.
The Accessibility Permit also acts as a temporary parking permit for designated parking.


 
cover of grand canyon accessibility guide


A digital copy of the Grand Canyon National Park Accessibility Guide Newspaper may be downloaded below:

Accessibility Guide (updated 2012)
for printing on standard letter-sized paper (1.2 MB PDF file)

Accessibility Guide (updated 2012)
Large Type Version for printing on 11 x 17" paper (5 MB PDF file)

To read updated acessibility information - as it becomes available - download the current version of the Grand Canyon Guide Newspaper from our Newspapers Page.

If you have any accessibility questions about Desert View, 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 or look in the "Grand Canyon Guide" newspaper for specifics.

 
 
All park shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.
  • Shuttle buses are equipped with ramps and space to carry passengers in wheelchairs.

  • Please note: wheelchairs larger than 30 inches wide by 48 inches long (76 by 122 cm) cannot be accommodated on shuttle buses.

  • Most motorized scooters will not fit on the buses.

  • A Scenic Drive Accessibility Permit allows entry for visitors with mobility issues access to some areas closed to public traffic. The permit is available at entrance gates, National Park Service visitor centers, and hotel lobbies.
The Accessibility Permit also acts as a temporary parking permit for designated parking.


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THE VIEW FROM TOROWEAP OVERLOOK

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