Kaibab Rim Route Shuttle Bus

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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.

 

Eastbound Kaibab Rim (Orange Route)

Now in Service

Note: the Kaibab Rim Route, Westbound to Yavapai Geology Museum, is not in operation during spring (March 1 through May 28, 2021).

There is no shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Yavapai Geology Museum during spring.

 
Full length view of Kaibab Route shuttle bus at Yaki Point. Grand Canyon beyond.
Kaibab/Rim (Orange) Shuttle Bus at Yaki Point.

30 Minutes Round-trip

(without getting off the bus)
Spring 2021 Bus Schedule
March 1, 2021 - May 28, 2021)

Kaibab Rim (Orange Route) buses start at 4:30 am, and run until one hour after sunset. Plan to be at a bus stop no later then 30 minutes after sunset

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  • Note: the Kaibab Rim Route, Westbound to Yavapai Geology Museum, will not be in operation during spring (March 1 through May 28, 2021)
 

Kaibab Route - Need to Know


This loop route provides transportation between Grand Canyon Visitor Center and 3 scenic viewpoints: South Kaibab Trailhead, Yaki Point and Pipe Creek Overlook.

This route and the morning Hiker's Express shuttle bus offer the only motorized access to South Kaibab Trailhead, since there is no visitor parking at the trailhead.

The Kaibab/Rim Route provides excellent walking and cycling opportunities via the Rim and Greenway trails – be aware of ice and snow during the winter months along these trails.

Yaki Point is an excellent place to view the sunrise and sunset. Please refer to the loop diagram below, along with the South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide, (shown below the route diagram below) for more information on this scenic route.
 
Map showing the eastbound Kaibab/ Rim Route (Orange) bus stops. Visitor Center, South Kaibab Trailhead, Yaki Point, Pipe Creek Overlook, returning to the Visitor Center.
Map showing the Eastbound Kaibab Rim (Orange Route) bus stops
 

Points of Interest

  • Visitor Center
  • South Kaibab Trailhead
  • Yaki Point
  • Pipe Creek Vista

Points of interest are also shown below on the South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide. When you enter the park, you will receive a paper copy of this map.

 

South Rim Developed Area Map

 
Map of Grand Canyon Village and Vicinity showing the two shuttle bus routes that are in service between March 1 and May 28, 2021.
Click on the map above to download the South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide (1.1 MB PDF file)
 

Possible Itineraries Along This Route:

Eastbound Beautiful Views, Ecology and So Much More
Leave the car in one of the parking areas at Grand Canyon Visitor Center, follow the canyon rim signs to Mather Point, and walk east along the paved Rim and Greenway trails, experiencing spectacular canyon views. In approximately 1.4 miles (2.3 km), you will come to Pipe Creek Vista, where you can take the Kaibab/Rim Route back to the visitor center.

You have the option to continue walking another 1.0 mile (1.6 km) to the South Kaibab Trailhead, where you can get on a Kaibab/Rim Route shuttle bus, which will then stop at Yaki Point and Pipe Creek Vista before returning to the visitor center.

 

Westbound - Discover the Canyon's Geologic Story (Not available at this time)
Leave the car in one of the parking areas at Grand Canyon Visitor Center, follow the shuttle bus signs, and get on the Kaibab/Rim Route westbound bus. Take the bus to Yavapai Geology Museum, where you can learn about the Grand Canyon's geologic history, and then walk back along the Rim Trail to the visitor center taking in spectacular canyon views (approximately 0.9 miles or 1.4 km).

 

Westbound Walk Along the Canyon Rim (Not available at this time)
Leave the car in one of the parking areas at Grand Canyon Visitor Center, follow the shuttle bus signs, and get on the Kaibab/Rim Route westbound bus. Take the bus to Yavapai Geology Museum, where you can learn about the Grand Canyon's geologic history, and then walk back along the Rim Trail to the visitor center taking in spectacular canyon views (approximately 0.9 miles or 1.4 km).

 

When walking or cycling at the Grand Canyon, make sure to take your time and carry food and water with you. The South Rim of Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet / 2,134 meters above sea level. Visitors with respiratory or heart problems may experience difficulties. Exercising at this elevation can be strenuous.

 

Last updated: March 21, 2021

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