Grand Canyon National Park Operations Update

Almost filling the sky, a thick and clumpy layer of clouds is mostly shadowing colorful peaks and cliffs within a vast, mile deep canyon.
A cloudy Monday afternoon from Grand Canyon Village, Monday, April 15, 2024.

NPS Photo/M. Quinn

  • The North Rim of the park and State Route 67 remain CLOSED to all vehicle traffic for the winter (until May 15) Details

Entrance Fees and Passes

Reservations are not required to enter Grand Canyon National Park.
Also, the park does not have timed entry.

What pass should you pick? Standard or annual pass? How much do they cost? Do you qualify for a military, senior, or access pass? Details >


What's Open and What's Closed — Thursday, April 18, 2024

  • Visiting for the day in an RV, or pulling a trailer? On the South Rim there are 3 designated parking lots for RVs. Details
  • Park once and ride the free Shuttle Buses around the village and out to scenic overlooks. Spring Bus Schedules
  • South Rim Visitor Center Schedule
    • April 7 — April 20: 5 days/week, 10 am to 4 pm (Closed Tuesday/Wednesday)
    • April 21 — May 4: Closed for staff training.
    • May 5 — May 24: 8 am to 3 pm daily.
    • Trip planning and hiking information is available through permanent exhibits and sidewalk signs outside of the visitor center building.
  • Park Ranger Programs will NOT be presented from April 7 through May 10 because of summer staff arrival and training.
  • Ranger programs will resume on Thursday May 11. The schedule is in the Park's Calendar.

Car and RV Campgrounds

NOTE: 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 YEAR Grand Canyon Village.
    The Mather Campground office kiosk - at the entrance to the campground is open. Reservations are recommended between March 1, and November 30, 2023 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 8 am each day. Details

  • Trailer Village RV Campground is OPEN ALL YEAR (Full Hook-ups) Details

  • Camper Services (laundry and showers) at the entrance to Mather Campground Details

  • Desert View Campground (No Hook-ups) OPEN for the season
    Due to high demand, Desert View Campground now requires advanced reservations.. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance for the 2024 season (April 13, through October 13, 2024) Details.

  • North Rim Campground (No Hook-ups) CLOSED for Winter
    Advanced reservations are required in 2024. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance from May 15, through October 15, 2024. Details


Village Greenway and Canyon Rim Trails


Backcountry Trail Closures and Reopenings

Relarted to the construction of the Transcanyon Waterline.

    CLOSURE DURATION: October 12, 2023, through March 14, 2025
  • BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL - OPEN (for public use, as of April 15, 2024)
    The water filling station is on at Havasupai Gardens.
    Water is still off at 1.5 and 3-Mile Resthouses.(water available mid-May)
  • TONTO TRAIL EAST - OPEN (for public use, as of April 15, 2024)
    From Havasupai Gardens to the South Kaibab Trail (the Tipoff)
  • TONTO TRAIL WEST - OPEN (for public use, as of April 15, 2024)
    From Havasupai Gardens to Horn Creek and Hermit Camp.
    A segment of the Plateau Point Trail, from Havasupai Gardens to the intersection with Tonto Trail West, is open for Tonto Trail users —while the remainder of the Plateau Point Trail, beyond the intersection, remains closed.

North Kaibab Trail Day-use Closures

  • The National Park Service has announced temporary day-use trail closures for the North Kaibab Trail north of the Manzanita Day Use Area to the Supai Tunnel. The Manzanita Day Use Area will be available for use during the closures.

    The trail closures are scheduled between 9 am and 4:30 pm for the following dates:

  • Monday, April 22, 2024, through Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • Monday, April 29, 2024, through Thursday, May 2, 2024.
  • Survey crews will be conducting work during the scheduled hours above the North Kaibab Trail and in the vicinity of the areas. This work requires highly technical canyon wall scaling that creates a rockfall hazard along sections of the public trail corridor. Read the entire news release (4/16/2024)

  • NORTH KAIBAB TRAIL conditions between Manzanita and Supai Tunnel
    Higher elevations of North Kaibab Trail have several inches of snow and ice covering sections of the trail. Early in the morning it is frozen and foot traction is recommended.
  • Reminder: the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is currently closed to vehicle traffic through May 14, 2024.


Hiking and Backcountry Updates:

Corridor Trail Water Availability

  • Water pipeline breaks are common, and Grand Canyon National Park recommends that hikers and runners be prepared to filter or disinfect creek water along corridor trails.

Backcountry Camping Permits

  • On the South Rim? It may be possible to obtain a permit at the Backcountry Information Center. Hours of operation: 8 am to noon; and 1 to 5 pm daily.

Additional Things To Know

  • 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. Details >

Free Shuttle Bus Routes in Operation

Spring 2024 Schedules - March 1, through May 24, 2024
At this time, face masks are not required on shuttle buses.

  • Village (Blue) Route Shuttle >
    In service from 7 am to 9 pm. Connects the Visitor Center with lodges, campgrounds, the Backcountry Information Center, and Market Plaza.

  • Hikers' Express Shuttle >
    An early morning bus that transports visitors between the village and South Kaibab Trailhead. Departs the village at 7 and 8 am during April 2024.

  • Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route >
    Begins service at 6 am each day and runs until 30 minutes after sunset. Provides transportation from the Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal to South Kaibab Trailhead, Yaki Point, Pipe Creek Overlook, Mather Point and Yavapai Geology Museum.

    Need access to or from the South Kaibab Trailhead when the shuttle buses are not running? Contact Xanterra Taxi Service at (928) 638-2631.

  • Hermit Road (Red) Route >
    Begins service at 8 am each day and runs until 30 minutes after sunset. Travels a 7 mile scenic road with stops at 9 exceptional canyon overlooks. (Hermit Road is CLOSED to private vehicles from March 1, through November 30).

  • Tusayan (Purple) Route - Park & Ride >
    CLOSED - SUMMER ONLY. Service will resume during summer 2024.


South Rim Visitor Centers and Contact Stations

  • South Rim Visitor Center spring hours of operation:
    • April 7 - April 20: 5 days/week, 10 am to 4 pm [Closed Tuesday/Wednesday]
    • April 21 – May 4: Closed for staff training.
    • May 5 - May 24: 8 am to 3 pm daily.
    • Trip planning and hiking information is available through permanent exhibits and sidewalk signs outside of the visitor center building.

  • No Ranger Programs: April 7 through May 10, for Staff Training.
  • Grand Canyon Conservancy's Park Store 8 am to 7 pm daily (across the plaza from the Visitor Center) Has an Information Desk, Passport Stamp Station, Junior Ranger Books and Badges.
  • Kolb Studio: Sunday through Thursday: 9 am to 4 pm (Closed Friday and Saturday)
    Guided Tours of the Kolb house are offered daily.

  • Desert View Watchtower Retail Store (View Room) 8 am to 6 pm daily
    The upper floors of the tower are open, when staffing allows, from 8:20 am to 5:20 pm. Capacity is 25 people in the tower at one time. A ticket system admits 25 people with a 20 minute time limit.

South Rim Lodging and Visitor Services

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. - weather permitting.
Café: 10 am to 5 pm daily.

Grand Canyon National Park Lodges (Xanterra)

El Tovar Hotel

  • Dining Room: (Breakfast 6:30 am to 10 am)
    11:00 am to 2:30 pm) (Dinner 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
    Advanced reservations are required for lunch and dinner at the El Tovar Dining Room. Make online reservations
  • El Tovar Lounge 11 am to 10 pm (food until 9 pm)
  • El Tovar Patio and Beer Garden - closed until further notice.

Bright Angel Lodge

Construction workers will be working in an area by Bright Angel Lodge. A section adjacent to the lodge will be closed for use January 22, through April 14, 2024. A detour will be provided to go around the lodge and reconnect to the Rim Trail during the closure.

  • Bright Angel Lodge Canyonside Coffee Bar/Grab & Go: 6 am to 6 pm daily
  • Bright Angel Lodge — Fred Harvey Tavern: 11 am to 10 pm daily (food until 9 pm)
  • Bright Angel Lodge — Fred Harvey Burger:
    (Breakfast: 6:30 am to 10:30 am) (Lunch:11 am to 3 pm) (Dinner: 4 pm to 9 pm)
  • Bright Angel Lodge — Arizona Steak House:
    (Lunch: 11:30 am to 3 pm) (Dinner 4:30 to 9 pm)

Maswik Lodge

  • 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: 7 am to 8 pm daily
    Maswik Lodge Pizza Pub: 4 pm to 10 pm daily.
    First come, First Serve and Dine in Only. Serving food until 9 pm

Other Locations

  • Hopi House Gift Shop: 9 am to 6 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 >

  • Mule Rides - 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.

    Visit Grand Canyon National Park Lodges' Website >

Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel (Xanterra)


Delaware North — South Rim Village

  • Yavapai Lodge: Lodging
  • Yavapai Lodge Coffee Shop/Cafe: 7 am to 8 pm daily
  • Yavapai Lodge Tavern and Patio: 12 pm to 9 pm daily (closing at 10 beginning 4/8)
  • Yavapai Lodge Gift Shop: 8 am to 8 pm daily
  • Yavapai Lodge Restaurant: Closed for construction
  • Canyon Village Market and General Store: 7 am to 8 pm daily
  • Canyon Village Market Deli: 7 am to 8 pm
  • Trailer Village RV Campground Office Kiosk: 10 am to 6 pm daily
  • The RV and Camper Services building: laundry and showers
    7 am to 6 pm daily. Last laundry load: 4:30 pm
    Last shower: 5:45 pm

  • Visit Delaware North's Website >


Services at Market Plaza

  • Chase Bank removed their outdoor ATM machine at Market Plaza. Canyon Village Market and Yavapai Lodge have ATM machines.

Grand Canyon Clinic

North Country Healthcare (1 Clinic Road)

Urgent Care - Family Practice - Physical Therapy & Virtual Visits

  • Labor Day to Memorial Day:
    Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (Fall, Winter, Spring)
  • Memorial Day to Labor Day: 9 am to 6 pm daily (Summer)


  • Monday through 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


Desert View is Open

  • The East Entrance to the park at Desert View is open 24/7. Some visitor services are open: Details >

  • Desert View Campground (no hook-ups) 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 2024 season (April 13, through October 13, 2024) Details >

  • Learn about touring 23 mile (37 km) scenic Desert View Drive in your vehicle: Details >


The North Rim is CLOSED for the Winter


Covid-19 Updates

  • If Coconino County were to lapse into High level of hospitalizations, we would have to revert to some past restrictions like masking indoors in certain settings and other restrictions. Of course, we are hoping to avoid this and to remain healthy.
  • New updated COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months and older and are available now at most places you would normally go to get your vaccines.

  • The updated vaccines should work well against currently circulating variants of COVID-19, including all Omicron variants that are currently the most prevalent, like the Eris and Priola subvariants.


Havasupai Visitor Information

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.

For updated information visit —This website is owned and controlled by the Tribe.


When traveling through the Navajo Nation:

General guidelines are for everyone living on or visiting the Navajo Nation for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Navajo Tribal Parks are open and welcoming visitors. For more information about Navajo Tribal Parks, call: 928-871-6647 or visit

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

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