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

Grand Canyon Lodge and most North Rim services have closed for the winter. Visit the link to learn what remains open for day-use. Read More

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

Lodging: South Rim & North Rim

Lodging books up well in advance, Make reservations as far ahead as possible. North Rim lodging has closed for the winter. Reopens 5/15/2019

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

Camping: South Rim & North Rim

Considering a visit in 2019? Campground reservations are recommended for Mather Campground on S. Rim and the N. Rim Campground (No hookups)

Dam bypass tubes fully open and sending out large streams of water.

High-Flow Release at Glen Canyon Dam

Between November 5-8, 2018, the Department of the Interior conducted a high-flow experimental (HFE) release from Glen Canyon Dam.

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: November 14, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


(928) 638-7888

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