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, August 4, 2022, the CDC reports that Coconino County is in Medium 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, and the North Rim (excluding Tuweep —not in Coconino County).
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 return to HIGH community level. 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 is in service. Between March 1 and November 30, access to Hermit Road is by free shuttle, commercial tour, on foot, or by bicycle. Private vehicles are not permitted.Details >
The North Rim and SR67 is Open 24/7 for the seasonbetween May 15, and October 15, 2022.More >
The Desert View (East Entrance) is Open 24/7.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 is OPEN ALL YEARin Grand Canyon Village. (No Hook-ups). The 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 >
The RV and Camper Services is open (laundry and showers) effective 4/6/2022
7 am to 9 pm daily. Last laundry load: 7:30 pm — Last shower: 8:45 pm
User names are logged for contact tracing purposes.
Desert View Campground isOPEN FOR THE SEASON.
Due to high demand, this campground now requires advanced reservations. (no hook-ups). Book reservations up to 6 months in advance for the 2022 season (April 15, through October 16, 2022) More > .
The North Rim CampgroundisOPEN FOR THE SEASON from May 15, through October 15, 2022. Advanced reservations are required. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance. More >
Gastrointestinal Illness Reported in Grand Canyon's Backcountry
The NPS Office of Public Health has received a number of reports of Gastrointestinal illness and Norovirus among backcountry users. Prevent illness by proper hand washing and ensure the safety of your drinking water. More >
Day Hiking: Canyon trails are open for day hiking.
Water Availability: 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. There were several pipeline breaks recently. If you are planning a trip this week, drinking water is not available at all locations. Please monitor this page for today's water availability:Critical Backcountry Updates and Closures >
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 June, July and August, the bus leaves Bright Angel Lodge at 4, 5, and 6 am. Then, it makes stops at the Backcountry Information Center and the Visitor Center Shuttle Terminal, on the way the South Kaibab Trailhead. Masks may be required to ride the bus. 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 4 am until 30 minutes after sunset. Masks may be required.
CDC guidelines and physical distancing measures are in place. Face coverings may be required to enter these buildings.
South Rim Visitor Center (Outdoors) open 8 am to 4 pm daily.
The Visitor Center Building is closed at this time. Trip planning and hiking information is also available through signs and exhibits outside of the building.
Grand Canyon Conservancy'sPark Store8 am to 7 pm daily (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 8 am to 5 pm daily.
Café: 8 am to 5 pm daily.
South Rim Locations Outside of the Visitor Center Plaza:
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
Desert View Watchtower Retail Store (Kiva Room)8 am to 6 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 6:30-10 am) (Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm) (Dinner 4:30-9:30 pm) Advanced reservations are required for lunch and dinner at the El Tovar Dining Room.
Online reservations can be made here >
Fred Harvey Food Truck11 am to 4 pm, Sunday through Thursday
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 3 pm daily
Bright Angel Lodge —Fred Harvey Tavern: 11 am to 10 pm daily
Bright Angel Lodge — Fred Harvey Burger: (Breakfast: 8 to 10:30 am) (Lunch:11 am to 3 pm) (Dinner: 4 to 9 pm)
Bright Angel Lodge — Arizona Steak House: Lunch only: 11:30 am to 3 pm. Open Tuesday through Saturday only.
Kachina Lodge Lodging
Maswik Lodge Front Desk: 7 am to 11 pm daily Maswik Lodge Gift Shop: 8 am to 9 pm daily (Coffee) Maswik Lodge Food Court and Grab & Go: 6:30 am to 8 pm daily
(Limited menu and limited dine-in seating. Maswik Lodge Pizza Pub: Closed until further notice.
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 - Open Daily 7:30 am — 5 pm. Details >
Urgent Care - Family Practice - Physical Therapy & Virtual Visits
Memorial Day to Labor Day: 9 am to 6 pm daily (Summer)
Labor Day to Memorial Day: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
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
Village (Blue) Route Shuttle >
Connects the Visitor Center Plaza with lodges, campgrounds, the Backcountry Information Center, and Market Plaza (market, bank, and post office) Masks may be required on the bus. (4 am to 11 pm)
The Hikers' Express Shuttle >
An early morning bus that transports visitors between the village and South Kaibab Trailhead. Masks may be required on the bus. Departs Bright Angel Lodge shuttle stop at 4, 5, and 6 am, during June, July and August.
The Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route >
Begins service at 4 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. Masks may be required on the bus.
The Hermit Road (Red) Route > March 1 through November 30, 2022.
Begins service at 4 am each day, and runs until 30 minutes after sunset. Buses arrive at designated stops every 15-30 minutes. This route providing service from the Village, along the 7 mile, Hermit Road to Hermits Rest, with stops at 9 scenic overlooks.
Tusayan (Purple Route) >
May 28 through September 9, 2022
The Tusayan Route with service between Grand Canyon Visitor Center and the gateway community of Tusayan will run at 20 minute intervals between 8 am and 9:30 pm daily. You must present a valid park entrance pass when boarding the bus.
Most Desert View Facilities Are Open
The East Entrance to the park at Desert View is open. For information about the facilities and services that are open: Visit this link >
For information about touring 23 mile (37 km) scenic Desert View Drive in your vehicle:Visit this link >
The North Rim is Open for the Season
Here's what you need to know about visiting the North Rim during the 2022 season. (May 15, through October 15, 2022) More >
Additional Covid-19 Information
Coconino County is in CDC Medium Community Level, as of Thursday, August 4, 2022
The CDC Community Level tracks a county’s ability to provide health care to COVID patients. Currently in Arizona, 5 counties are in High, 6 counties are in Medium, and 4 counties in Low.
When the Community Level is Medium, masks are optional in government facilities, vehicles, and shuttle buses, as well as commercial facilities operating within the park.
If the Community Level shifts back to High on Thursday, August 11, or in future weeks, the park will reinstate the mask mandate.
There were 6 new cases reported in the park this past week. This week’s new cases bring the park total up to an estimated 350 cases, and 444 cases for the 86023 zip code, since the beginning of the pandemic.
Total COVID cases in Arizona for the week of July 29 to August 3 was 15,034. For the seven-day rolling average, the state is averaging 2,148 cases per day.
A total of 19,045 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported among Coconino County residents from January 1, 2022 – July 30, 2022.
Deaths (2022): 55 (0.3% of cases) Hospitalizations (2022) : 498 (2.6% of cases) Total Up-To-Date* Vaccination:43,137 (53.6% of fully vaccinated)
Coconino County Resident Cases Reported: (July 24, 2022 - July 30, 2022) 263 Positive Cases 184.3 Rate per 100,000 22.8% Positivity Yield 6.4% Covid-like Illness
Havasupai Tribal Council Extends Tourism Suspension For the Remainder of the 2022 Season
(Havasupai Reservation, Arizona, May 6, 2022)
The Havasupai Tribal Council has extended the suspension of tourism through the remainder of the 2022 season. The Tribe is undertaking the necessary repairs and enhancements to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for our valued guests.
Reservations with arrival dates between June 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 will be rescheduled for the same date in 2023. This applies to Campground, Lodge, and Pack Mule reservations.
All current reservations between February 1, 2023 through May 31, 2023 remain the same.
No new reservations will be available for purchase while tourism is suspended.
The Havasupai Tribe looks forward to welcoming tourists back for the 2023 tourist season and appreciates your continued patience and understanding.
Please be advised: The Havasupai Reservation and Supai Village remain closed to all tourists. Please do not travel to the Havasupai Reservation or Supai Village. All tourists are prohibited from entering.
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 Parksare open and welcome visitors at 75 percent capacity. For more information about Navajo Tribal Parks, call: 928-871-6647 or visit www.navajonationparks.org
Socially (physically) distance yourselves. Keep at least six-feet apart from others in public
Wear a face-mask as personal protective equipment (“PPE”) when in public.
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.
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.