Please Note: we no longer publish a park newspaper.
English ( 4 MB PDF ) Updated May 2018 Backcountry Trip Planning Included
A Handy Source of Information/ Maps for those starting to plan a visit.
How will you experience the canyon ?
Read our Trip Planner before you visit the park. Contains useful information and essential maps. (both North & South Rims)
This PDF "newspaper" contains active links that can connect you to more detailed information, If you would like a paper copy, the Trip Planner is formatted for printing on standard letter-size paper.
Introduction to Backcountry Hiking Brochure
This foldable brochure is for day and overnight inner canyon hikers. It gives information about hiking the Bright Angel, South Kaibab, and North Kaibab trails, as well as permit, planning, Leave No Trace, and Hike Smart information. It is distributed at park visitor centers and backcountry information centers.
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Download a digital copy of Grand Canyon National Park's Accessibility Guide below:
Accessibility Guide (2012) Large Type Version
for printing on 11 x 17" paper
(1.6 MB PDF file)
If you have accessibility questions about Desert View, the North Rim, or elsewhere in the park, you may email us here.
Upon your arrival at the park, a paper copy of the Accessibility Guide is available upon request at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, Yavapai Museum of Geology, Kolb Studio, Verkamps Visitor Center, Tusayan Museum, Desert View Visitor Center, or North Rim Visitor Center.
The Grand Canyon Association Field Institute offers single and multi-day educational tours at Grand Canyon National Park led by expert instructors while day hiking, backpacking, camping, & whitewater rafting.
Topics include geology, ecology, history, archaeology, botany, photography, and more.
The Field Institute is a program of the Grand Canyon Association, the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park since 1932.