Grand Canyon National Park has been directed by the Department of Interior (DOI) to use Center of Disease Controls (CDC) COVID Community Levels to put in place guidance and masking requirements to protect our community, park employees, and visitors.
As of Thursday, January 26, 2023, the CDC reports that Coconino County is in LOW Community Level.
As such, masks are not required in either indoor or outdoor locations, both for the public and park employees, while the local community level remains in either low or medium for the South Rim of Grand Canyon
Please note that this standard is flexible depending on conditions in Coconino County. It is possible that we may return to a mask requirement under this guidance if conditions in Coconino County returns to a high condition. We all need to be prepared to be flexible under this new system.
Visitors and employees are always welcome to wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable.
We continue to work to find a consistent approach in managing and communicating this ever-changing situation related to the pandemic.
Entrances Fees:Entrance Fees are paid at the park's entrance stations, Credit cards, Recreation.gov, Your Pass Now, and America the Beautiful passes are accepted for entry. Cash is not accepted at this time. All annual passes are available for purchase at the park's entrance stations.
Visiting for the day in an RV, or pulling a trailer? On the South Rim there are 3 designated parking lots for RVs. Details >
Hermit Road: Hermit Road (Red) Route shuttle service has ended for the winter. Between December 1, 2022, and Febuary 28, 2023, private vehicles are permitted —unless the road is closed by snow. Access to Hermit Road is also by commercial tour, on foot, or by bicycle. Details >
The North Rim and SR67 has CLOSED FOR THE WINTERMore >
The North Rim will open for the 2023 season on May 15, 2023.
The Desert View (East Entrance) is Open 24/7, unless closed by snow.More >
Car/RV Campgrounds and Rim Trails:
Grand Canyon National Park remains in stage 1 fire restrictions year-round which requires that a campfire always be in a designated fire ring within a maintained campground. Inner canyon backcountry users can use gas cook stoves, but campfires and other open fires are never allowed below the canyon rim.
Mather Campground (No Hook-ups)OPEN ALL YEARGrand Canyon Village. The Mather Campground office kiosk - at the entrance to the campground is open. Reservations are recommended between March 1, and November 30, 2022 and may be made up to 6 months in advance. There are 15, first come, first served campsites that go on sale at the campground office at 9 am each day. More >
Trailer Village RV Campground isOPEN ALL YEAR (Full Hook-ups)More >
Camper Services (laundry and showers) at the entrance to Mather Campground Details >
Desert View Campground CLOSED FOR THE WINTER
Due to high demand, Desert View Campground now requires advanced reservations.. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance for the 2023 season (April 15, through October 15, 2023) More > .
The North Rim CampgroundCLOSED FOR THE WINTER.
Advanced reservations are required in 2023. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance, May 15, through October 15, 2023. More >
The cost of Backcountry Camping Permits increased on July 1, 2022. Details >
The Backcountry Information Centerwill be opening late (at 10 am) on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday this week, because of the winter storm. Normal hours of operation: 8 am to noon; and 1 to 5 pm.
Bright Angel Campground is at half capacity: The sewage treatment plant located at the bottom of the canyon is a critical piece of infrastructure that for years has allowed over 200 people nightly to stay at Bright Angel Campground and the Phantom Ranch Lodge. To ensure state environmental quality standards continue to be met, dramatic reductions in overnight use are necessary until new equipment can be purchased and installed.
Tribal Lands: Restrictions exist on both the Navajo and Havasupai reservations. Currently, neither the South Bass Trailhead nor rim camps in the Pasture Wash area can be accessed by vehicle.
Hikers' Express Shuttle Bus
The Hikers' Express Bus is an early morning bus from Grand Canyon Village to the South Kaibab Trailhead. During December, January and February, the bus leaves Bright Angel Lodge at 8 and 9 am. Then, it makes stops at the Backcountry Information Center and the Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal on the way to South Kaibab Trailhead. Mask wearing may be strongly encouraged, to ride the bus, depending upon this week's CDC Community Level. Details >
TheKaibab Rim (Orange) Route Shuttle Bus Eastbound shuttles provide direct service between the Visitor Center Bus Terminal and South Kaibab Trailhead. The route is in operation from 6 am until 30 minutes after sunset. Mask wearing may be strongly encouraged.
Face coverings may be required to enter these buildings. Check this week's CDC Community Level in the alert at the top of this webpage.
South Rim Visitor Center open 10 am to 4 pm daily.
Park rangers at the information desk can answer any questions you may have. Trip planning and hiking information is also available through signs and exhibits outside of the building.
Grand Canyon Conservancy'sPark Store8 am to 6 pm daily (9/25/2022) (across the plaza from the Visitor Center) Has Passport Stamp Station, Junior Ranger Books and Badges, and B.A.R.K. Ranger tags.
Bright Angel Bicycles Grab & Go Café, Coffee Bar, Bicycle Rental and Tours
(across the plaza from the Visitor Center)
Bike Rentals 10 am to 4 pm daily.
Café: 7 am to 5 pm daily. Note: early closure on January 8, 2023, at 3 p.m. for annual inventory.
Park Headquarters Information Desk - CLOSED
Backcountry Information Center (BIC): 8 am to noon; and 1 pm to 5 pm.
Yavapai Geology Museum:8 am to 6 pm daily
Verkamps Visitor Center: 8 am to 6 pm daily
Kolb Studio:8 am to 6 pm daily
Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Exhibition is taking place. Details >
Desert View Watchtower Retail Store (Kiva Room)9 am to 5 pm daily
Only the ground level retail store is open to the public. The tower itself remains closed until further notice.
El Tovar Hotel Lodging Dining Room: (Breakfast 6:30 to 10 am)
(Lunch 11:00 am to 2:30 pm) (Dinner 4:30 to 9:30 pm) Advanced reservations are required for lunch and dinner at the El Tovar Dining Room. Online reservations can be made here > El Tovar Lounge 11 am to 9:30 pm El Tovar Patio (Limited Menu) 11 am to 8 pm
Fred Harvey Food Truck at the Train Depot Closed for the winter months.
Bright Angel Lodge: Lodging Bright Angel Lodge Fountain — Coffee Bar:6 am to 11 am daily Bright Angel Lodge Fountain — Grab & Go:11 am to 6 pm daily
Bright Angel Lodge —Fred Harvey Tavern: 11 am to 10 pm daily
Bright Angel Lodge — Fred Harvey Burger: (Breakfast: 7 to 10:30 am) (Lunch:11 am to 3 pm) (Dinner: 4 to 9 pm)
Bright Angel Lodge — Arizona Steak House: (Lunch: 11:30 am to 3 pm) (Dinner 4:30 to 9:30 pm)
Kachina Lodge Lodging
Maswik Lodge Front Desk: 7 am to 11 pm daily Maswik Lodge Gift Shop:8 am to 8 pm daily
Maswik Lodge Food Court and Grab & Go: 6:30 am to 8 pm daily Limited menu and seating.
Maswik Lodge Pizza Pub: 4 pm to 8 pm daily. First come, First Serve and Dine in Only
Hopi House Gift Shop: 9 am to 5 pm daily
Lookout Studio Gift Shop: 9 am to 5 pm daily
Hermits Rest Gift Shop: 9 am to 5 pm daily
Phantom Ranch Cabins only and limited canteen service Details >
Taxi Service: (24 hours) 928-638-2631
Between South Kaibab Trailhead and Village
Between Village and Tusayan/ Airport Not serving Hermit Road at this time
Guided Bus Tours - Take the time to learn some of the captivating history and geology of this timeless location. All In-Park tours feature a trained driver-guide, who will provide an informative narrative throughout your tour of the park. Details >
Grand Canyon Kennel: 7:30 am to 5 pm, Daily . Details > Overnight boarding is available seven days/week.
Urgent Care - Family Practice - Physical Therapy & Virtual Visits
Labor Day to Memorial Day: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Memorial Day to Labor Day: 9 am to 6 pm daily (Summer)
Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Closed 12 pm to 1 pm
The clinic offers walk-ins and same day appointments for routine and sick visits. Please wear a face mask anytime you enter the clinic. If you do not have a face mask, one can be provided to you.
Please call ahead at 928-638-2551 to schedule an appointment
Shuttle Bus Routes in Operation
With CDC Community Level in Medium this week, Face masks are not required on shuttle buses.
Village (Blue) Route Shuttle >
Connects the Visitor Center Plaza with lodges, campgrounds, the Backcountry Information Center, and Market Plaza (market, bank, and post office) (6 am to 9 pm)
The Hikers' Express Shuttle >
An early morning bus that transports visitors between the village and South Kaibab Trailhead. Departs Bright Angel Lodge shuttle stop at 8 and 9 am during December, January and February.
The Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route >
Begins service at 6 am each day. Buses arrive at designated stops every 15-30 minutes. The Kaibab (Orange) Route shuttle runs until 30 minutes after sunset, with service from the Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal to South Kaibab Trailhead, Yaki Point, Pipe Creek Overlook, Mather Point and Yavapai Geology Museum.
The East Entrance to the park at Desert View is open 24/7. Some facilities and services are open: Details >
Desert View Campground CLOSED FOR THE WINTER (no hook-ups)
Due to high demand, Desert View Campground now requires advanced reservations.. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance for the 2023 season (April 15, through October 15, 2023) Details >
Learn about touring 23 mile (37 km) scenic Desert View Drive in your vehicle:Details >
North Rim: CLOSED FOR THE WINTER
The North Rim will open for the 2023 Season on May 15, 2023. Lodging reservations are recommended. Campground reservations are required.Details >
Additional Covid-19 Updates
Coconino County is in CDC LOW Community Level, as of Thursday, January 26, 2023
Face masks are not required this week in either indoor or outdoor locations, or on public transportation, (including park shuttle buses), however physical distancing is encouraged.
The CDC Community Level tracks a county’s ability to provide health care to COVID patients. Currently in Arizona for the week of January 19 through 26, all 15 counties are in low CDC Community Level.
As of January 31, we have no new COVID-19 case reported in the park this week. The park's estimated cases remained at 443, and 455 cases for the 86023 zip code, since the beginning of the pandemic. We would like to remind our community to remain vigilant and consider what you can do to continue to keep each other healthy and safe.
Total new COVID cases in Arizona for the week of January 19, through January 25 was 3,554, an increase of 803 cases from the previous week. For the seven-day rolling average, the state is averaging 479 cases per day.
A total of 22,846 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported among Coconino County residents from January 1, 2022 – January 21, 2023.
Deaths (2022): 89 (0.4% of cases) Hospitalizations (2022-2023) : 875 (3.8% of cases) Total Up-To-Date* Vaccination:40,469 (49.1% of fully vaccinated)
Coconino County Resident Cases Reported: (January 1, through January 7, 2023)
The Tribe has launched an official Facebook tourism page >Havasupai Tribe Tourism | Facebook There are countless Havasupai-related pages on Facebook, however, these are not operated or authorized by the Tribe. Please visit and like their tourism page where official information regarding tourism can be found.
The order leaves the continued wearing of masks optional for the general public for all businesses with four exceptions: early childhood education, primary and secondary schools, nursing homes and healthcare facilities, where masks are still a required precaution.
Continue taking precautionary measures.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
To the extent possible, avoid touching frequently-touched surfaces in public places – e.g., gas pumps, ATMs, door handles, handrails, etc. Use a barrier such as a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hands or fingers if you must touch something.
Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, and mouth.
Socially (physically) distance yourselves. Keep at least six-feet apart from others in public
Public Health Preparation and Response
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. At Grand Canyon National Park, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance and will be regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public and workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners and volunteers.
While these areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.
The neighboring Havasupai reservation remains closed for tourism, and details for operational updates can be found on their website.
The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.