Grand Canyon National Park

Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size.

The South Rim is open all year. Road improvement work is taking place this month.

The North Rim is closed for the winter. The North Rim will reopen on May 15, 2018. Read More

Front entrance to Bright Angel Lodge. Visitors standing in front; shrubbery has yellow fall flowers.

Lodging: South Rim & North Rim

Park lodging books up well in advance, Make reservations as far ahead as possible. North Rim lodging reopens May 15 for the 2018 Season.

Two tents, one red and on yellow in a campsite under tall pine trees.

Camping: South Rim & North Rim

Considering a visit in 2018? Campground reservations are recommended for Mather Campground on S. Rim and the N. Rim Campground (No hookups)

Looking east from Mather Point during sunset; canyon formations bathed in orange light.

Bison Herd Reduction

More information about the NPS decision to reduce the size of the North Rim bison herd and volunteer opportunities.

Pocket Map (left) of Grand Canyon Village, Trip Planner booklet (right)

Trip Planning Maps & Publications

Download and read our Trip Planner before you visit the park. Contains useful information and essential maps for both North and South Rims.

Crowded Parking Lot 2 reaching capacity at Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Follow Our Tips to Help Avoid Crowds

South Rim during the summer and on holidays... Arrive by 9 am to beat the crowds and find good parking. Here are some additional tips:

Visitors boarding a park shuttle bus from under a covered bus stop shelter

Park - Then Ride Free Shuttle Buses

On the South Rim, no need to drive around in traffic. Park your car and ride shuttle buses around the village and out to scenic overlooks.

Last updated: February 6, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


(928) 638-7888

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