Operating Hours & Seasons

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)

The South Rim of the park is 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:

A free shuttle bus system operates on the South Rim connecting the visitor center, parking lots, lodges, and campgrounds with canyon overlooks Make your visit easier by parking your car at the Visitor Center and using free shuttle buses to travel around the village and visit scenic overlooks.

Shuttle route infomation and current schedules:

Did You Know? The average width of Grand Canyon is ten miles (16 km)
However, traveling from South Rim to North Rim requires a five-hour drive of 215 miles (345 km)


North Rim is Open for the Season

North Rim (Full Service) Season: May 15th through October 15th of each year.

Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim Transitions to Reduced Services Beginning October 16, 2019

Follow links to obtain operating hours and information for:

North Rim Campground sites for the 2019 Season may be booked through Recreation.gov

Reservations for Lodging and Camping are strongly recommended.

*North Rim Campground sites may be booked through October 31. The campground remains open 2 weeks longer than the Lodge which closes on October 15.

North Rim roads are closed to 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.
  • 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: October 11, 2019

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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