Hikers' Express Shuttle Bus

COVID-19 Safety Modifications to Shuttle Operations:

  • 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.

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 December, January and February, Hiker Express buses run at 8 and 9 am.
  • The express buses begin at Bright Angel Lodge, then stop at the Backcountry Information Center and Grand Canyon Visitor Center, on their way to the South Kaibab Trailhead.
  • Hikers can park their cars for the day, or overnight, in Parking Lot D, by the Backcountry Information Center.
  • It is also be possible to park at Grand Canyon Visitor Center, and be transported to the South Kaibab Trailhead via the Kaibab Rim Shuttle (Orange Route).

Hiker Express Buses Leave Bright Angel Lodge at:

8 am, 9 am in December, January, February
7 am, 8 am, 9 am in March
6 am, 7 am, 8 am in April
5 am, 6 am, 7 am in May
4 am, 5 am, 6 am in June, July, August
5 am, 6 am, 7 am in September
6 am, 7 am, 8 am in October
7 am, 8 am, 9 am in November

South Rim Pocket Map: Getting Around South Rim
Click on the map above to download the South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide (1.1 MB PDF file)

Last updated: November 30, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



Contact Us