Visiting the South Rim in an RV or Pulling a Trailer

a large white RV is stationary with a red car in tow.. Two people are disconnecting the car from the RV. This is in front of a brown campground office.
Grand Canyon National Park has limited parking and camping options for oversized vehicles - RVs over 22 feet long, and vehicle-trailer combinations with a total length over 22 feet. This webpage offers suggestions to make it easier for you to find the available oversize parking. NPS/Rita Fleet
 

Grand Canyon National Park is continuing to adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance, and is adjusting operations as needed.

There are modifications in place for the spring 2021 season (March 1 through May 28, 2021).
Visit this webpage (updated daily) for the current list of what is open and closed, and hours of operation.

 

Finding RV parking on the South Rim

Campground and RV Campgound information is here >

Parking is at a premium on the South Rim when it’s busy, especially for RVs over 22 feet and vehicles with trailers, which have limited parking options. Here are some tips to help:

 

Driving into the South Rim Developed Area

  • To find a good RV parking spot, arrive on the South Rim early – by 9:00 am
  • Use the map below to find one of the 3 RV parking lots shown in the map below.
 
Map showing Grand Canyon village parking map shows parking lots 1-4 and A-D.
Parking lots 1-4 are at the Visitor Center. Parking lots A and B at Market Plaza. Parking lots C and D in the Village Historic District.
 
  • RV Parking in Lot 1 (Grand Canyon Visitor Center) – generally fills by 10:00 am
  • RV Parking in Lot B (Market Plaza) – generally fills by noon; walk across the street to Park Headquarters to get park information
  • RV Parking in Lot D (Backcountry Information Center in Village) – generally fills by 2:00 pm
 

There is no RV parking in these lots:

  • Do NOT park in lots 2, 3 or 4 or in lots A and C
  • Do NOT pull across multiple regular parking spaces
 
  • Depending upon where you park, you may be able to take a free shuttle bus out to spectacular scenic views.
  • If you park in Village Lot D, it is a .4 mile/.65 km, walk to be able to ride the Hermit Road (Red Route) along scenic Hermit Road.
  • If you park at Visitor Center Lot 1, you can take the Kaibab Rim (Orange Route) from the Visitor Center to South Kaibab Trailhead and Yaki Point. (Note: there is no parking for private vehicles at the trailhead or at Yaki Point).
  • It is also possible to ride your bicycle along a Greenway Trail, or hike along the Canyon Rim Trail.
  • Bicycle rentals are available from Bright Angel Bicycles,located in the Visitor Center Plaza. Park in Lot 1. It is a short walk to the plaza.
 

The South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide

Contains a map of the bus stops, parking areas, lodges, campgrounds and trails with distances. Download >

Note: the Village (Blue Route) and Westbound Kaibab Rim (Orange Route) have been removed from this spring 2021 version of the map
since they are not in operation.

 
Map showing Grand Canyon Village and Vicinity showing the two shuttle bus routes that are in service between March 1 and May 28, 2021.
A portion of the South Rim Pocket Map modified to show the shuttle bus routes the are in operation during spring 2021: Hermit Road (Red Route) shown by a red line. Eastbound Kaibab Rim (Orange Route) shown by an orange line. Click on the image to download as an accessible PDF of the entire South Rim Pocket Map (1.1 MB)
 

 

Note: The Tusayan Shuttle is not in Operation this Spring

 
  • During a normal year, the Tusayan Shuttle (Purple Route) operates every day from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm ( March 1 – Sept 30 ) During 2021 the Tusayan Shuttle is scheduled to operate only during the summer season.
  • After making four stops in Tusayan, the shuttle returns to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, where you can transfer to the in-park shuttle system, and access scenic overlooks, park trails, and the historic village.
 
Tusayan Route (Purple) shuttle map shows the four bus stops, buildings shown in brown and parking lots in purple.
Map of Tusayan showing parking lots and Park & Ride shuttle bus stops.
 

Parking in Tusayan — then riding the Tusayan Shuttle into the park — Summer 2021.

  • RV parking is located near IMAX, RP’s Stage Stop and the Park & Ride lot on north end of town (near second roundabout)
  • The closest bus stop to the Park & Ride lot is in front of IMAX (#1)
  • You must have valid park entrance pass to board the shuttle bus.
  • You can buy a pass online from Recreation.gov. You will have immediate access to your digital pass and can easily download it on your phone or tablet. Your pass will also be emailed as a PDF and can be printed out for display when you arrive.

    More about pass options and Buying your Pass Online.
  • An online pass will admit everyone traveling with you in your RV.
  • Passes may also be purchased in the gateway town of Tusayan at IMAX Theater, Canyon Plaza Resort, Red Feather Lodge and RP’s Stage Stop

Last updated: April 12, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

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