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.
Several people viewing sunset at Yaki Point

Viewing sunset from Yaki Point (A stop on the Kaibab Rim shuttle route)


Date Sunrise Sunset
Dec. 1 7:17 am. 5:14 pm
Dec. 15 7:28 am. 5:16 pm.
Jan. 1 7:35 am. 5:25 pm.
Jan. 15 7:35 am. 5:37 pm.
Feb. 1 7:26 am. 5:55 pm.
Feb 15 7:13 am. 6:09 pm.

Full moon rising above Grand Canyon cliffs

Looking across Grand Canyon at the full moon rising.


Dec. 11
Dec. 25 6:04 pm.
Jan. 9
Jan. 23 5:48 pm.
Feb 8
Feb 22 6:30 pm
Mar. 8

All Times are
Mountain Standard Time.

park visitors boarding Kaibab Rim Route shuttle bus at Yaki Point - just after sunset.

Visitors riding park shuttles to watch sunset should be at a bus stop no later than 30 minutes after sunset.

Quick links to information about:

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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...

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