Grand Canyon National Park is continuing to evaluate and adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance, and is adjusting operations as needed. The information presented here is primarily to help you plan a visit during 2021.Visit this web page for the current list of what is open, and for park-wide updates >
South Rim (Open All Year)
Walk the Trail of Time
between Yavapai Museum of Geology and Verkamps Visitor Center 1.2 miles (2 km) along the canyon rim. View photos here.
The path contains information about the canyon's geologic history, as well as samples from each rock layer within Grand Canyon. More >
Learn about Grand Canyon Geology >
Capture Grand Canyon in Photos
Taking photos is a great way to make your Grand Canyon trip last. Whether you share them on social media or compile them in a scrapbook, having great photos of your adventure is the best souvenir. Visit the link for some suggestions about the best times of day to shoot and, insider information about popular photo hot spots.
Capture Grand Canyon in Photos
How to View and Photograph Wildlife
Did You Bring Your Bicycle?
Learn about bicycling on the South Rim
Also available are bicycle rentals & guided bicycle tours, weather permitting. Bright Angel Bicycles is located by the Visitor Center.
Bright Angel Bicycles also operate a coffee bar/café with a "grab & go" menu targeted towards bicyclists and pedestrians.
are offered year round on the South Rim.
More about South Rim Mule Trips
Desert View Drive
(State Route 64 - also known as East Rim Drive)
Touring Desert View Drive in your vehicle
(Also known as West Rim Drive)
Guided Learning Adventures
A wide variety of Grand Canyon Maps, Trail Guides and Field Guides are available online from our by non-profit partner Grand Canyon Conservancy. Your purchase goes towards protecting and enhancing Grand Canyon National Park for present and future generations.
Raft Trips on the Colorado River
Half-day and all-day smooth water trips from Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry may be arranged by any lodge within the park.
Park Ranger Programs Cancelled
Learn more about Grand Canyon nature, science, history and culture with a park ranger as your guide. (No Ranger Programs now due to Covid-19)
Park Film Temporarily Closed
Note: on March 13, 2020 the Visitor Center Theater closed because of concerns about COVID-19.
The East Entrance to the park, and most Desert View facilities and services remain closed because of COVID-19 lockdowns on the neighboring Navajo Nation. You must enter and exit the park through the South Entrance. (Tusayan)
During a normal year, you can climb to the top of a 70 ft. tall (21.5 m) stone Watchtower for a panoramic view extending more than 100 miles on a clear day. The historic Watchtower is a replica of prehistoric towers found on the Colorado Plateau, and was designed in 1932 by Mary Colter. There is also a general store, deli, seasonal campground, and gas station.
Tusayan Pueblo/Museum are Closed
The remains of a small Ancestral Puebloan village is located 3 miles (5 km) west of Desert View.
Journey to Grand Canyon National Park aboard Grand Canyon Railway
From Williams, Arizona (along Interstate 40) the Grand Canyon Railway carries more than 230,000 people by rail to Grand Canyon National Park each year.
North Rim lodging & visitor services are usually available May 15, through Oct. 15
The North Rim is CLOSED for the Winter
North Rim Day Hiking
During the season, take a day hike through this beautiful scenery.
Tour North Rim Scenic Drives (photos)
During the season, Point Imperial and Cape Royal are reached via a winding scenic drive.
North Rim Visitor Center CLOSED
Is located adjacent to the parking lot on Bright Angel Peninsula. Open May 15 through October 15, 2020.
Thanks for doing what you can to help protect our environment!
Last updated: December 4, 2020