Parking - South Rim

 

Parking at Grand Canyon Visitor Center (Lots 1-4)

As you drive into the Village area from the South Entrance Station, or from Desert View Drive, (Hwy 64) signs will direct you to the Visitor Center Parking Complex. As you approach from this direction, the four Visitor Center parking lots are numbered, starting with Lot 1. (The lots are shown in the detailed map below.)

1) Lot 1 is the closest to Grand Canyon views, and has pull-through spaces for RVs and vehicles with trailers.
2) Lot 2 is closer to the Visitor Center/ Plaza
3) Lot 3 often acts as the overflow lot is a short walk to the Visitor Center/ Plaza
4) Lot 4 is close to the Bicycle Rental/ Café, Bookstore and Visitor Center/ Plaza
 
Map showing Visitor Center with parking lots 1-4 and Shuttle Bus Stop
The map above shows visitor center parking lots 1-4, in relation to the Visitor Center, Mather Point and the Canyon Rim Trail.
 
Note: Parking lots 2, 3 and 4 - do NOT have space for RVs and/or vehicles with trailers.

Large vehicles should NOT pull across multiple regular parking spaces.

During busy periods, arrive by 9 am, so you can easily find a parking spot by the visitor center and get out walking along the Canyon Rim Trail - or riding a free shuttle bus around the Village or out to scenic overlooks.


While lots 1-4 near the Grand Canyon Visitor Center provide for convenient parking, these lots fill by late morning during busy periods, including spring break, summer and holidays during the fall and winter. Additional parking is available in lots A-B at Market Plaza and C-D in the Village Historic District.
 
Grand Canyon village parking map shows parking lots 1-4 and A-D
 

Parking at Market Plaza and in the Village Historic District (Lots A-D)

Parking is available in lots throughout Grand Canyon Village. Please avoid parking along the roadside except where signs or lines on the road indicate that it is permissible. RVs and vehicles with trailers should only park in designated areas. Large vehicles should NOT pull across multiple regular parking spaces. Lots A-D are described in more detail here and shown in the map above.

  • Lot A: Near Park Headquarters, which is staffed with rangers who can provide park information. Across the street from Market Plaza. Tends fill in early afternoon. Does NOT have space for RVs or vehicles with trailers
  • Lot B: Near the businesses in Market Plaza. This is the largest lot and has space for RVs and vehicles with trailers. Tends to fill in early afternoon. The Post Office, bank, General Store and Yavapai Lodge are located here
  • Lot C: This small lot in the village, near the intersection of Center and Village Loop Roads may have parking spots when others lots are filled. Does NOT have space for RVs or vehicles with trailers
  • Lot D: A large lot near the Backcountry Information Center in the Village. May have parking spots when others lots are filled. The southern portion of this lot has large, pull-through spaces for RVs and vehicles with trailers.

Easily accessible shuttle bus stops are located in or near lots A-D.

RIDE THE PARK'S FREE SHUTTLE BUSES - SAVE FUEL
Grand Canyon National Park's free shuttle buses operate in and around the South Rim. Village. No tickets are required, and bus stops are clearly marked throughout the park by signs.

 
South Rim Visitor Center Parking Lot 2
Parking Lot 2 on a busy day - Grand Canyon Visitor Center (S. Rim)

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graphic shows front and back sides of South Rim pocket map. Text reads: Download South Rim Pocket Map: Services, facilities and viewpoints inside the park.
Click on the map above to download the South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide (1.1 MB PDF file)

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

(928) 638-7888
This is the main phone number for general park questions.

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