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 of the park is open all year
The North Rim of the park is closed for winter.
The North Rim reopens on May 15 for the 2017 Season 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 is closed for the winter - reopens May 15, 2017

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

Camping: South Rim & North Rim

Planning a visit in 2017? 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.

Permits Are Required For

Backcountry camping, river trips, weddings, commercial tours, filming, scientific research, special events and activities.

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

During spring break, summer and 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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


(928) 638-7888

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