Plan Your Visit

Around 30 sightseers behind railings at a scenic overlook with colorful peaks and cliffs in the background and a blanket of clouds overhead.
Viewing Grand Canyon from Mather Point on the South Rim. NPS

South Rim Visitor Center

  • Open daily from 8 am to 3 pm.

The North Rim is open for the season.


All visitors MUST have an entrance pass

Learn about entrance fee costs and passes >

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Viewing Grand Canyon from Mather Point on the South Rim

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South Rim - open all year

North Rim - open for the season

Grand Canyon Skywalk

More about: Lodging —— Camping

Backcountry Hiking —— River Trips

  • Traveling? Call 928-638-7496 for recorded information about current park road conditions and closures.
Looking across the vast expanse of Grand Canyon landscape towards a round, stone Watchtower on the far right, perched on the edge of a cliff.
Desert View Watchtower, on the South Rim, near the east entrance to the park.

Places To Go

Historic South Rim Village

Scenic Hermit Road - Free Shuttle Access

Scenic Desert View Drive (State Route 64)

Desert View at the East Entrance to the park

North Rim

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The National Park Service Mobile App is a great tool for planning your trip, then it can be used as a guide during your visit. You can download the maps and content from Grand Canyon National Park for offline use. It’s especially handy if you’re exploring remote areas or concerned about data limits. Free and available now.

Visit this webpage (updated daily) for the current list of what is open and closed, and the hours of operation.

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In "More Than A View," Park Ranger Stephanie Sutton invites us to go beyond the rim and explore all that Grand Canyon National Park has to offer; diverse life zones, landforms, and cultural history.

family of 4 with 2 girls in between parents, grand canyon in background

Traveling Green

is a great way to help Grand Canyon and other areas you visit reduce carbon emissions, divert and reduce what goes into the waste stream, and to generally help the environment. Visit our Traveling Green page for helpful tips on planning your next green adventure.

Thanks for doing what you can to help protect our environment!


Grand Canyon National Park, in northern Arizona, encompasses 278 miles (447 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. Located on the ancestral homeland of 11 Associated Tribes, Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world—unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers visitors on the rim. Grand Canyon National Park is a World Heritage Site. The National Park Service cares for the special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.


Last updated: May 15, 2024

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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