Hikers' Express Shuttle Bus

All South Rim shuttle bus service was suspended in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to protect public health and follow public health guidelines, shuttle bus service has been significantly modified.

Limited Shuttle Service Has Resumed - Details

Just after sunrise, hikers with packs are boarding a white and green bus. Bus marquee reads, Hiker's Express.
Boarding the Hikers' Express Shuttle at the Backcountry Information Center

The Hikers' Express Shuttle Bus

  • During the months of September and October, 2020, three Hikers' Express buses will run from the Backcountry Information Center to the South Kaibab Trailhead at 6, 7, and 8 am each morning to transport hikers wishing to access the trailhead. Winter schedule to be announced.
  • These buses will run directly from the Backcountry Information Center to the South Kaibab Trailhead and will not make any other stops.
  • Hikers can park their cars for the day, or overnight, in Parking Lot D, by the Backcountry Information Center.
  • These three morning runs are the only buses that will operate daily between Grand Canyon Village and the South Kaibab Trailhead. It will also be possible to park at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, and be transported to the South Kaibab Trailhead via the Kaibab Rim Route (Orange Route).
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Safety modifications to normal shuttle operations include:

  • Shuttle capacity is limited to 15 passengers.
  • Face masks/coverings are required. Prior to entry passengers must have their own face mask/covering.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for use.
  • Passengers must follow all CDC and public health physical distancing guidelines while in line and on the bus.
  • Sidewalk decals, tape, and signage has been installed at bus stops to promote physical distancing.
  • Buses will undergo daily cleaning according to CDC and public health guidance.
  • Shuttle bus staff will follow specific screening protocols when reporting to work each day.

Last updated: September 26, 2020

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