Laws & Policies


Currently, the use of drones is prohibited in Grand Canyon and all National Parks. Detailed information about the policy is available...


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For general information about the policies that guide the National Park Service as a whole, including Management Policies 2006 and specific policy topics, visit the NPS Office of Policy website.


Enabling Legislation

for Grand Canyon National Park
Is available from Arizona State University Library.

An Administrative History of the park is also available.



Park rangers enforce a number of federal regulations in the park, including the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36 (36 CFR), and the United States Code, Titles 16, 18 and 21.

Within 36 CFR, park superintendents are granted the right to make park-specific regulations to maintain public health and safety, protect environmental or scenic values, protect natural and cultural resources, aid in scientific research, provide for equitable use of facilities, and avoid conflict among visitor use activities. These park-specific regulations are found in the


Firearm Information

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website:
Type "firearms" into "search phrase" box, then click search.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

Also, available for download:
Gun Regulations in the National Parks (2.2 MB PDF File)
This brochure covers general information and questions about the law. It also includes links to the state government websites of the eight Intermountain Reigon states, where visitors can check the laws that will govern firearms possession in each state's national parks.


Last updated: March 4, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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