Parking - South Rim
Parking at the Visitor Center
Parking at Market Plaza & in the Historic District
Upon arriving at the park, be sure to read
Download the 2013 Summer (English)
Parking at the Grand Canyon Visitor CenterTravelers will often park at the Visitor Center for the day, then ride the free shuttles around the village.
The most common approach to the Visitor Center is from the east on Highway 64.
Entering from this direction, the four lots are numbered, starting with Lot 1.
1) Lot 1 is the closest to the canyon and has pull-through spaces for RVs and vehicles with trailers.
2) Lot 2 is closer to the Visitor Center/ Plaza
3) Lot 3 often acts as the overflow lot is a short walk to the Visitor Center/ Plaza
4) Lot 4 is close to the Bicycle Rental/ Café, Bookstore and Visitor Center/ Plaza
Parking at Market Plaza and in the Historic District
Did You Know?
From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.