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  • Expect Isolated Afternoon and Evening Thunderstorms Through 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. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »

Road Closures

Seasonal Road Closures, SOUTH RIM

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Hermit Road

During 2008, Grand Canyon National Park repaved and improved the seven-mile long historic Hermit Road, located on the South Rim between Grand Canyon Village and Hermits Rest.

  • Winter: Road Open to All Vehicles (December 1, through February 28)
    The free shuttle buses do not run during the winter months.
    Commercial tours are available.
The Hermit Road winds seven miles past numerous overlooks to Hermits Rest. It may be closed during inclement weather. Watch for hikers and bicyclists along the road. Read more...


The Yaki Point Road and S. Kaibab Trail Parking Lot

  • Busy Season: Closed to Private Vehicles (March 1, through November 30)
    The Yaki Point Road and S. Kaibab Trail Parking Lot are closed to private vehicle traffic. You will need to ride a free park shuttle bus to access this area. Private vehicle access is permitted for vehicles with accessibility permits.

  • Winter: Closed to Private Vehicles (December 1, through February 28)
    The road to Yaki Point and the S. Kaibab Trailhead parking lot remains closed to private vehicles due to parking and road congestion.

    The park’s free shuttle buses provide visitors with access to Yaki Point and the S. Kaibab Trailhead throughout the winter months. You may learn more about accessing the Yaki Point Road and the S. Kaibab Trailhead/ parking lot during the winter months here...


Seasonal Road Closures, NORTH RIM

Open for the season
Visitor lodging and food services are available May 15 through October 15

The last day for most visitor services and regularly scheduled ranger-led programs is October 15.

The National Park Service continues its operations including the North Rim Visitor Center and Bookstore, as well as the Backcountry Permits Office through October 31.

During the month of November, the North Rim is open for day use only (no overnight parking) unless snow closes Highway 67 prior to that date. During the month of November pay-at-the-pump gas and diesel are available. Learn more...

Check with the Arizona Department of Transportation for current road conditions: http://www.az511.com/adot/files/traffic/

Once the Arizona Department of Transportation closes Highway 67 south of Jacob Lake to vehicle traffic for the winter season, the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park also closes to vehicle traffic.

The gate at Jacob Lake is closed and locked and the gate at the North Rim entrance station is closed and locked. The National Park Service does not unlock the entrance station gate for public vehicle access until North Rim visitor facilities open up for the season in mid-May.

Did You Know?

Yavapai Observation Station

Yavapai Geology Museum, features geology exhibits that allow you to see and understand the complicated geologic story that is Grand Canyon. More...