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

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • Expect Isolated Thunderstorm Activity Through Thursday. A Greater Chance on 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 »

Sunrise/ Sunset Times and Moon Phases


Where Are the Best Views ?

There is no one best place for watching sunrise or sunset, just good places and better places.
Download Grand Canyon Sunrise/ Sunset (103kb PDF File) for insider information.

Date Sunrise Sunset
May 01 5:36 a.m. 7:15 p.m.
May 15 5:23 a.m. 7:27 p.m.
June 01 5:13 a.m. 7:39 p.m.
June 15 5:11 a.m. 7:47 p.m.
July 01 5:15 a.m. 7:50 p.m.
July 15 5:23 a.m 7:46 p.m.
August 01 5:35 a.m 7:34 p.m.
August 15 5:47 a.m 7:20 p.m.
September 01 6:00 a.m. 6:58 p.m.


New Moon Full Moon Moon Rise
May 28
June 12 7:23 p.m.
June 27
July12 7:56 p.m.
July 26
August 10 7:17 p.m.
August 25
September 8 6:31 p.m.

All Times are
Mountain Standard Time.

Slide Show - Duration 48 seconds. No Audio. NPS Photos by Bob Butterfield
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Your phone provides a fun way to learn more about the Park.
Listen to park rangers give 2 minute audio tours at various points of interest on the South Rim, from Hermit Road to Yaki Point, and the North Rim. Learn more...


Did You Know?


Each year, thousands of hikers enter the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. They follow a route established by prehistoric people for two key reasons: water and access. Water emerges from springs at Indian Garden, and a fault creates a break in the cliffs, providing access to the springs.