Operating Hours & Seasons

Grand Canyon National Park is continuing to evaluate and adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance, and is adjusting operations as needed.

The information presented here is to help you plan a visit during 2021.

Visit this web page for the current list of what is open, and for park-wide updates >
 
on the left, rustic stone observation building. to the right, a complex landscape of colorful pinnacles and peaks within Grand Canyon
Lookout Studio in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of the park.
 

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South Rim: (Open Year-round)

For the list of what is currently open due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Follow this link > (Updated daily)

The South Rim of the park is usually open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The South Rim includes Grand Canyon Village and Desert View. All services are available year-round. Reservations are strongly recommended during spring, summer and fall. Some facilities close during winter months.

Follow links to obtain operating hours and information for:

 

South Rim Shuttle Bus Service During Winter Months

  • The Village (Blue) Route shuttle will begin service at 6 am each day. Buses arrive at designated stops every 15-30 minutes, with the last bus at 9 pm.
  • The Kaibab (Orange) Route shuttle will begin service at 6 am each day. Buses arrive at designated stops every 15-30 minutes. The Kaibab (Orange) Route will run until one hour after sunset, with service to South Kaibab Trailhead, Yaki and Yavapai Points.
  • The Hikers' Express Bus will run at 8 and 9 am during December, January and February. The buses will run their normal route, beginning at Bright Angel Lodge, then stopping at the Backcountry Information Center and Grand Canyon Visitor Center, on their way to the South Kaibab Trailhead.
  • All shuttle bus services are subject to change and may be suspended on short notice due to public health concerns or inclement weather. Visitors should anticipate alternative means of transportation if traveling to the South Rim during the winter months.

Shuttle Bus Routes Not in Service During Winter Months:

  • Tusayan Shuttle (Purple Route) Scheduled to resume March 1, 2021.
  • Hermit Road Route (Red Route) Scheduled to resume March 1, 2021.
 

 

The North Rim is Closed for the Winter

The information on this page will help you to plan for the 2021 Season on the North Rim, May 15, through October 15, 2021.

Grand Canyon National Park is continuing to evaluate and adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance, and is adjusting operations as needed.

Visit this web page for a list of what is currently open, and for park-wide updates >


Follow links to obtain operating hours and information for:

Reservations for North Rim Lodging are strongly recommended.

North Rim roads are closed to all vehicles between December 1st and May 15th, and no visitor services are available.

 

 

Buy Your Digital Entrance Pass on Recreation.gov

Whether you're planning a single visit or coming back multiple times a year, enjoy the convenience of purchasing a Grand Canyon National Park site-specific digital pass on Recreation.gov before you arrive. You have immediate access to your digital pass and can easily download it on your phone or tablet. Your pass will also be emailed as a PDF and can be printed out for display when you arrive.

Learn more about your pass options, find the right pass for you, and buy your pass online.
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  • Private Vehicle ($35 valid for 7 days)
  • Motorcycle ($30 valid for 7 days)
  • Individual (bicyclist, hiker, pedestrian) ($20 valid for 7 days)
  • Annual - Grand Canyon Only ($70)
Additional ways to purchase a Grand Canyon National Park entrance pass >

Last updated: December 7, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

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