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

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • Increasing Chances of Showers and Thunderstorms Through the Week.

    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. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. 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
September 1 6:00 a.m. 6:57 p.m.
September 15 6:11 a.m. 6:37 p.m.
October 1 6:23 a.m 6:13 p.m.
October 15 6:35 a.m. 5:54p.m.
November 1 6:51 p.m. 5:33 p.m.
November 15 7:05 p.m. 5:21 p.m.
December. 1 7:20 a.m. 5:14 p.m.
December 15 7:32 a.m. 5:16 p.m.


New Moon Full Moon Moon Rise
September 8 6:30 p.m.
September 23
October 8 6:22 p.m.
October 23
November 6 5:38 p.m.
November 22
December 6 6:01 p.m.
December 21

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?


President Theodore Roosevelt said of Grand Canyon, "Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children's children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American should see."