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.

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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.


#DYK? The average width of Grand Canyon is ten miles (16 km)
Traveling from South Rim to North Rim requires a five-hour drive of 215 miles (345 km)


North Rim: (Full Service Season: May 15 - Oct. 15)

From Wednesday, November 1 to Thursday, November 30 the North Rim will remain open from dawn to dusk for day-use only. Visitor entrance fees will be collected through November 30, 2017. Entrance fees are good for 7 days on both the North and South rims.

All North Rim operations will close for the season at 8 am on Friday, December 1 (or earlier if snow closes State Highway 67.) Hikers and cross country skiers will be able to enter the North Rim through the winter months with valid backcountry permits.

Lodging, restaurants and shops on the North Rim of the park are open from May 15th through October 15th of each year.

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North Rim Campground sites for the 2018 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.


Last updated: November 1, 2017

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