Geologic Wonder and Ancestral Homeland

Entirely within the state of Arizona, the park encompasses 278 miles (447 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. Located on the ancestral homelands of 11 present day Tribal Communities, Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world—a mile deep canyon unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers visitors from both north and south rims. Read More

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Entrance Fees and Passes

What pass should you pick? A standard or an annual pass? How much do they cost? Do you qualify for a military, senior, or access pass?

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Lodging: South Rim & North Rim

Park lodging books up in advance. Reservations are recommended. South Rim is open all year. North Rim is open for the season.

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Camping: South Rim & North Rim

South Rim Mather Campground and RV Trailer Village are open all year. Desert View and North Rim Campgrounds are open for the season,

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What's Open Today?

Here's an updated list of the hours of operation for visitor centers, lodges, restaurants, shops, and other services within the park.

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Ride the Free South Rim Shuttle Buses

Park once, then let the buses transport you from Visitor Center parking lots to scenic overlooks, trailheads, and all village services.

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Webcams Show Current Conditions

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

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Weather Forecast and Road Status

Grand Canyon weather forecast has maps and graphics. Call 928-638-7496 for road status recording. The North Rim is open for the season.

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Things To Do

Walking, hiking, bicycling, touring, stargazing, rail adventures, mule trips, guided learning —or just relaxing and taking in the view.

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Backcountry Camping

To camp overnight anywhere inside Grand Canyon you must first obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center.

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Critical Backcountry Updates

Know before you go! Check on trial conditions and restrictions, the weather forecast, and where drinking water is available in the canyon.

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Conservation at Home

Help conserve our parks and protected areas by taking action at home!

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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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South Rim: Programs and Activities

Visit the park's digital calendar for the schedule of this week's ranger programs, cultural demonstrations and special events.

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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: July 14, 2024

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