Parking - South Rim
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Parking at Grand Canyon Visitor Center (Lots 1-4)
Parking at Market Plaza & the Village Historic District (Lots A-D)
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
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.
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.
Easily accessible shuttle bus stops are located in or near lots A-D.
Last updated: October 2, 2017