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 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 from the rims. South Rim is open. North Rim is open. Daily updates > Read More

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Lodging: South Rim & North Rim

Park lodging books up well in advance; reservations are recommended. North Rim lodging is available July 23 through October 15, 2023.

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Camping: South Rim & North Rim

South Rim Mather Campground and RV Trailer Village are open all year. Reservations are required for Desert View and North Rim Campgrounds.

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Fall 2023 — Visitor Guide

Fall weekends can be busy on the South Rim. Expect entrance lines from 10 am to 3 pm. Here's helpful tips and 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, along with trail closures and restrictions.

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Upcoming Trail Closures

Major construction projects are underway to upgrade critical park infrastructure. Project updates, including trail closure schedules: here.

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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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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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Free South Rim Shuttle Buses

Three shuttle bus routes are in operation this fall —from September 10 through November 30. Service starts at 5 am daily.

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Homeland of Tribal Communities

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

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Ranger Programs and Special Events

Programs, events and cultural demonstrations are presented in Grand Canyon Village, at Desert View and on the North Rim of the park.

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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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Special Use Permits (SUP)

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

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Filming and Photography Permits

A special use permit is required for all commercial filming activities and certain still photography activities within the park.

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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 18, 2023

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PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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