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
The South Rim is a popular place that receives 6 million visitors each year. Spring break, summer and holidays during the fall and winter are busiest.

The page is about finding RV parking on the South Rim. Campground and Trailer Park 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:

Park in the gateway community of Tusayan and ride free shuttles into the park:

  • The Tusayan Shuttle (Purple Route) operates every day from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm ( March 1 – Sept 30 )
  • After making four stops in Tusayan, it 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.
  • 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.
  • Alert: Begining this morning, digital pass options are not available - until further notice. Please do not attempt to purchase. (3/18/2020)
    You can buy a pass online from 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


If you choose to drive into the park:

  • To find a good 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.
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 Office in Village) – generally fills by 2:00 pm
  • Park once and take a shuttle bus, ride a bike along the Greenway Trail, or hike along the Rim Trail
  • Easily accessible shuttle bus stops are located in or near all parking lots
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

Download or refer to you paper copy of the South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide, which contains a map of the bus stops, parking areas, and trails with distances.

South Rim Pocket Map: Getting Around South Rim shows Grand Canyon Village area. The 4 bus routes are indicated by colored lines.
Front and back sides of the South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide. Click on the image to download as an accessible PDF file (1.1 MB)

Last updated: March 18, 2020

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