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

The North Rim is closed for the winter. It will reopen on May 15, 2019. 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)

Clouds entirely filling Grand Canyon, on right, atop a massive stone pillar, two tiny people

Traveling? Weather and Road Conditions

Current weather forecast, radar, infrared imagery and webcam view. Road conditions and closures update for North and South Rims.

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.

Several people walk through Visitor Center Plaza: outdoor displays on the left, building on right

What's Open?

Links to current hours of operation for visitor centers, restaurants, shops, and other goods and services offered within the park

Two hikers walking on a dirt trail. Beyond them the river within a steep granite gorge.

Critical Backcountry Updates

In the event of Trail Closures and Restrictions, you can call 928-638-7688 for recorded updates.

A group of park visitors listening to a ranger talk. The ranger is on the right and smiling.

Ranger Program Schedules

We offer a variety of ranger programs, walks, and talks throughout the park during the year. Schedules vary by season.

Last updated: December 1, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

(928) 638-7888

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