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  • Expect Isolated Showers and Thunderstorms Friday, with Increasing Chances Over the Weekend

    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 »

Getting Around Within the Park

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South Rim Transportation jump to The North Rim

RIDE THE PARK'S FREE SHUTTLE BUSES - SAVE FUEL
Grand Canyon National Park's free shuttle buses operate in and around the South Rim. Village, and, between mid-May and mid-September, to the gateway community of Tusayan. No tickets are required, and bus stops are clearly marked throughout the park by signs.

 
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South Rim Transit Map

Fall 2014 (Sept. 6 through Nov. 30, 2014)
South Rim Village Transit Map
(2.8 MB PDF File) letter-size paper (4 pages)

as one large page 22.5" x 17"
(1.8 MB PDF file)
 

Guided Bus Tours
Xanterra Parks & Resorts conducts Guided Bus Tours within the park. Call (303) 297-2757, toll free (888) 297-2757, FAX (303) 297-3175. Visitors arriving in the park should contact any transportation desk for information or call (928) 638-2631 to make arrangements. Tours include Sunrise, Sunset, Desert View Drive, and Hermits Rest Road. Tours are available throughout the year. Wheelchair-accessible coaches are available by prior arrangement.

Concessioner Transportation Desks
Information about Phantom Ranch facilities, mule trips, horseback riding, air tours, one-day float trips, and motor coach tours (including wheelchair-accessible vehicles) is available in the lodge lobbies (hours vary seasonally). Call (928) 638-2631, ext. 6015.

  • Maswik Lodge Transportation Desk - Times vary based on seasonal demand.
  • Bright Angel Lodge Transportation Desk - Times vary based on seasonal demand.
  • Yavapai Lodge Transportation Desk - Times vary based on seasonal demand.

Taxi Service
Daily, twenty-four hour, service is available to the Grand Canyon Airport, trailheads, and other destinations. Call (928) 638-2822 or (928) 638-2631, ext. 6563.

On-Call Paratransit Service
For visitors needing mobility assistance and do not have their own transportation or are not part of a guided tour. Accessible shuttle buses may be available in response to requests made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 928-638-0591.

 

Scheduled Rim-to-Rim Shuttle Service
Available during the North Rim's "full-service" season (May 15 through October 15)
Also available for hikers after the lodge closes (October 16 through November 30)
Transit time is approximately 4.5 hours one way.

The Trans-Canyon Shuttle Daily scheduled shuttle service between the North and South rims.
Reservations required. 928-638-2820

The Grand Canyon Shuttle is no longer in business.

On demand shuttle service between North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park is provided by Flagstaff Shuttle and Charter (888) 215-3105. Custom itineraries and pickup times may be scheduled at flat or hourly rates.

 

North Rim Transportation
Available from May 15 through October 15, 2014

Grand Canyon Lodge Hiker Shuttle (through October 15)
A shuttle to the North Kaibab Trailhead picks up passengers in front of the Grand Canyon Lodge at 5:45 am and 7:10 am. Reserve space 24 hours in advance at the lodge front desk.

Scheduled Rim-to-Rim Shuttle Service
Available during the North Rim's "full service" season (May 15 through October 15)
Also available for hikers after the lodge closes (October 16 through November 30)
Transit time is approximately 4.5 hours one way.

The Trans-Canyon Shuttle Daily scheduled shuttle service between the North and South rims.
Reservations required. 928-638-2820

The Grand Canyon Shuttle is no longer in business.

On demand shuttle service between North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park is provided by Flagstaff Shuttle and Charter (888) 215-3105. Custom itineraries and pickup times may be scheduled at flat or hourly rates.

 
family of 4 with 2 girls in between parents, grand canyon in background

"Traveling Green"
is a great way to help Grand Canyon and other areas you visit reduce carbon emissions, divert and reduce what goes into the waste stream, and to generally help the environment. Go to the Traveling Green page for helpful tips on planning your next green adventure.

Thanks for doing what you can to help protect our environment!

Did You Know?

GRAND CANYON'S DESERT VIEW WATCHTOWER

Building a structure that provides the widest possible view of the Grand Canyon yet harmonizes with its setting was architect Mary Colter's goal when the Santa Fe Railroad hired her in 1930 to design a gift shop and rest area at Desert View Point. The Watchtower opened in May of 1933. More...