Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park, in northern Arizona, encompasses 278 miles (447 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. Located on the ancestral homeland of 11 Associated Tribes, Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world—unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers visitors on the rim. South Rim and North Rim are open 24 hours. Daily updates > Read More

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Lodging: South Rim & North Rim

Park lodging books up well in advance, Make reservations as far ahead as possible. North Rim lodging is available through October 15, 2022

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Camping: South Rim & North Rim

Desert View and North Rim Campgrounds require reservations. RV Trailer Village and Mather Campgrounds are in the South Rim Village.

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Busy Season — Visitor Guide

Fall weekends can be really busy on the South Rim. Here are some tips to help you avoid the crowds, along with suggested activities.

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What's Open?

This link takes you to an updated list of the hours of operation for lodges, restaurants, shops, and other services within the park.

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Critical Backcountry Updates

Know before you go! Check on water availability, trail closures or restrictions. Visit this link or call 928-638-7688 for recorded updates.

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Free South Rim Shuttle Buses

4 shuttle routes are in operation this fall, September 10, through November 30, 2022. Service starts at 5 am daily.

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Webcams Show Current Conditions

Webcams offer a window into weather, air quality, vehicle traffic, and seasonal changes that are taking place in the Grand Canyon region.

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Stay Informed With News Releases

Learn about park special events, critical incidents, and new or ongoing projects.

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Homeland of Associated Tribes

There are 11 tribes that have cultural connections to the lands and resources now found within Grand Canyon National Park.

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Weather and Road Conditions

View current weather forecast, radar, and webcams. Also, road condition updates. Or Call 928-638-7496 for road condition and closure Info.

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Shop Online for Books and Gifts

Your purchase supports the park. 0perated by non-profit partner Grand Canyon Conservancy,

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Village Ranger Programs

Geology Glimpse: 9 am daily. Ranger's Choice: 5 pm daily. Also, evening programs. Here's the schedule of today's topics.

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Special Use Permits

Special events like weddings and family reunions held inside the park, or Rim to Rim extended day hikes, require special use permits.

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Commercial Use Authorization (CUA)

CUAs are required for road-based tours, guided backcountry trips and all other commercial activities for visitors within the park.

Last updated: September 21, 2022

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PO Box 129
Grand Canyon , AZ 86023



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