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

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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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
March 01 6:59 a.m. 6:23 p.m.
March 15 6:40 a.m. 6:35 p.m.
April 01 6:16 a.m. 6:50 p.m.
April 15 5:56 a.m. 7:01 p.m.
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.


New Moon Full Moon Moon Rise
March 01
March 16 6:57 p.m.
March 30
April 15 7:46 p.m.
April 29
May 14 7:38 p.m.
May 28

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?


No one has ever found a fossilized reptile skeleton or even an entire reptile bone within the Grand Canyon. Fossil footprints were left by more than 20 species of reptiles and amphibians, but no complete teeth or bones! More...