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 the winter and will reopen on May 15, 2017 for the 2017 Season. Read More

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

South Rim and North Rim Lodging Options

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 on South Rim and North Rim

Planning a visit in 2017? Campground reservations are recommended for Mather Campground on S. Rim and the N. Rim Campground (No hookups)

Visitors boarding a park shuttle bus from under a covered bus stop shelter

South Rim Shuttle Buses Are Free

No need to drive around in traffic, park your car and ride shuttles around South Rim Village and out to the scenic overlooks.

Pocket Map (left) shows Grand Canyon Village, Trip Planner booklet (right)

Pocket Map and Trip Planner

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

Visiting South Rim During 2017?

During Summer & Spring Break arrive by 9 am to beat the crowds and find good parking. Here are some additional tips:

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


(928) 638-7888
This is the main phone number for general park questions.

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