A Warm Day Friday with Light Winds
Expect breezy southwest winds this weekend as a cold front moves north of the Grand Canyon region. Maximum temperatures cool to seasonal normals from Sunday through Wednesday. More »
Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Grand Canyon National Park
Public Health Alert, October 2014: A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. Any persons having physical contact with bats in the park, please follow this link. More »
Goods & Services
South Rim Services
Desert View Services
Watchtower Stairs to Observation Deck
Information and Books
North Rim Services
Laundry and Showers (Coin Operated)
The National Park Service manages this area for its primitive values, improvements and services are minimal. No gas, food, water, lodging, garbage collection, or other services are provided.
A National Park Service ranger is stationed here year-round, but may not always be available. An emergency phone is located at the Tuweep Ranger Station.
Did You Know?
The more recent Kaibab limestone caprock, on the rims of the Grand Canyon, formed 270 million years ago. In contrast, the oldest rocks within the Inner Gorge at the bottom of Grand Canyon date to 1.84 billion years ago. Geologists currently estimate the age of Earth at 4.5 billion years.