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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are modified operations throughout Grand Canyon National Park during spring and summer 2021.
Wearing a face mask/covering is required:
Inside, in any shared space.
Outside if you cannot physically distance by maintaining a minimum of 6 feet/2 meters from those outside your household.
In designated and signed Outdoor Mask Zones, busy locationswhere physical distancing cannot reasonably be maintained. These locations include: all entrance stations,Mather Point, Grand Canyon Visitor Center Plaza, all bus stops, Hopi Point, and between Bright Angel Trailhead and Verkamps Visitor Center.
Whether you're planning a single visit or coming back multiple times a year, enjoy the convenience of purchasing a Grand Canyon National Park site-specific digital pass on Recreation.gov before you arrive. You have immediate access to your digital pass and can easily download it on your phone or tablet. Your pass will also be emailed as a PDF and can be printed out for display when you arrive.
Backcountry Trip Planning Included - A Handy Source of Information/ Maps NOTE: This is a pre-Covid-19 pandemic publication for reference ONLY.
For a list of what is open today, and what remains closed VISIT THIS PAGE >
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. The Trip Planner is formatted to print on standard letter-size paper.
TRIP PLANNER TRANSLATIONS are available in seven additional languages.
and may be downloaded here
The North Rim has a short season, is harder to get to, and is more wild and secluded.
North Rim facilities and lodging are usually open May 15 through October 15, each year
Bring an extra set of car keys; it could be a long wait for a locksmith.
Film is still available at the South Rim, but the closest camera repair is in Phoenix, AZ .
There is an automobile mechanic on the South Rim, but only for minor repairs. Most likely the car will have to be towed to Flagstaff or Williams, AZ .
Distances are deceiving in this part of the country. It may look like you can visit three parks in one day, but reality is often different.
Keep your gas tank full. The next gas station may be quite a distance down the road.
Carry water in your car, particularly during summer months.
Summer thunderstorms (July - September) provide beauty, excitement, and much needed water to Grand Canyon, but they also bring risk. Dangerous, potentially deadly, lightning accompanies thunderstorms. Lightning has killed and injured visitors to the park. Learn more...
In "More Than A View," Park Ranger Stephanie Sutton invites us to go beyond the rim and explore all that Grand Canyon National Park has to offer; diverse life zones, landforms, and cultural history.
is a great way to help Grand Canyon and other areas you visit reduce carbon emissions, divert and reduce what goes into the waste stream, and to generally help the environment. Go to our Traveling Green page for helpful tips on planning your next green adventure.
Thanks for doing what you can to help protect our environment!