Village (Blue Route)
Now In Service
50 Minutes Round-trip
(without getting off the bus)
Winter 2019/2020 Bus Schedule:
This route provides transportation between the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, hotels, restaurants, and campgrounds.
Please refer to the loop diagram below, along with the "South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide (1.1 MB PDF file) for more information about this route.
Points of Interest (also shown on the map below)
Canyon Views Are a Short Walk from the Following Bus Stops (stops shown on the map below)
Possible Itineraries Along the Village Route:
Discover the Canyon's Geologic Story
Leave the car in one of the parking areas at Grand Canyon Visitor Center, follow the canyon rim signs to Mather Point, and walk west along the Rim Trail taking in spectacular canyon views. In approximately 0.7 miles (1.1 km), you will come to Yavapai Point Geology Museum, where you can learn about the canyon's geologic history. From here, you can take the Kaibab Rim Route back to the visitor center or continue walking another 1.0 mile (1.6 km) along the Rim Trail to the Shrine of Ages, where you can ride the Village Route back to the visitor center or keep walking along the Rim Trail to Grand Canyon Village (see itinerary above).
History, Canyon Views and Adventure Await
When walking or cycling at the Grand Canyon, make sure to take your time and carry food and water with you. The South Rim of Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet / 2,134 meters above sea level. Visitors with respiratory or heart problems may experience difficulties. Exercising at this elevation can be strenuous.
Last updated: December 10, 2019