Updated December 26, 2021
The East Entrance to the park at Desert View is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Desert View is a small settlement on the South Rim located 23 miles/ 37 km east of Grand Canyon Village, and near the eastern edge of Grand Canyon. Arizona State Route 64, also known as Desert View Drive, is a 23 mile (37 km) scenic road that connects Desert View with Grand Canyon Village. Desert View Drive is open to all vehicles throughout the year.
Visitors traveling through the Navajo Nation on US 89, turn west at Cameron, Arizona onto State Route 64, then drive 25 miles (40 km) to the park's East Entrance. A stop at Desert View provides their first views of Grand Canyon. Some of the finest views of the Colorado River and canyon geology may be seen from here.
Note: when traveling through the Navajo Nation, wearing a mask is still mandatory in public, whether a person is vaccinated or unvaccinated.
Nearby Navajo Tribal Parks are open and welcome visitors at 50 percent capacity. For more information about Navajo Tribal Parks, call: 928-871-6647 or visit www.navajonationparks.org
NOTE: CDC guidelines and physical distancing measures are in place inside Grand Canyon National Park. Face coverings are required to enter the buildings and in all outdoors spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as narrow or busy trails and overlooks.