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Spring 2021 Hours
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Visitor centers and contact stations usually are staffed with park rangers.You can view exhibits, and learn more about the park. The visitor centers, except for the Backcountry Information Center, also feature Grand Canyon Conservancy Park Stores and a stamp for your Passport To Your National Parks®.
Grand Canyon Village (South Rim)
Note: Some South Rim Visitor Centers and information desks remain closed until further notice due to concerns about COVID-19. Updated 4/9/2021 Trip planning and hiking information is available through a series of signs in front of each visitor center and at other key locations throughout the park.
Backcountry Information Center
The Backcountry Information Center has reopened. Our staff is looking forward to helping visitors plan a safe backcountry experience. Hours of operation will be the same as before the pandemic: 8 am—noon; and 1—5 pm. COVID safety protocols will be in place, including masks, plexiglass at the desk, ticketed entry, cleaning schedules and physical distancing.
Located 23 miles (37 km) east of Grand Canyon Village.
Most Desert View Services are open. Details > Watchtower Kiva Shop - Open Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, 9 am—5 pm Watchtower Stairs, and the tower itself- Closed Tusayan Museum located 3 miles (5 km) west of Desert View. - Closed
Here's detailed information about the North Rim's2021 Season. The North Rim will open for the 2021 season on May 15, 2021.
South Rim and Desert View
Grand Canyon Visitor Center
The South Rim Visitor Center is closed until further notice - due to COVID-19 health concerns. Trip planning and hiking information is available through a series of signs in front of the visitor center and at other key locations throughout the park.
If you are entering through the South Entrance Station, make the Visitor Center your first stop. You can park your car in one of four parking areas, then get your first view of Grand Canyon by taking a short walk to nearby Mather Point.
NOTE: During busy periods, including spring break, summer, and fall holiday weekends, the 4 parking lots around the visitor center fill by 9:30 am. When the Visitor Center lots are full, you can proceed to lots A and B in Market Plaza and C and D in the Village Historic District. Details >
WatchGrand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder, a 20 minute movie that takes viewers on a rim to river and dawn to dusk journey through the park. Movie starts on the hour and half-hour. Note: as of March 13, 2020 the Visitor Center Theater has been closed because of concerns about Coronavirus COVID-19.
Explore exhibits inside, including: a large video-enabled relief map, a Science On a Sphere® program, and displays of historic artifacts. Note: as of March 13, 2020, the Science On a Sphere® Theater has been closed because of concerns about Coronavirus COVID-19.
Shopat Grand Canyon Conservancy's Park Store,(Current Hours: Open 9 am - 7 pm daily) in the Visitor Center Plaza. Featured are a wide variety of books, maps, souvenirs, and gifts to help you plan, or share your trip to Grand Canyon. Learn about the geology, ecology, and human history of the region, or find the perfect canyon-inspired gift. Your purchase goes towards protecting and enhancing Grand Canyon National Park for present and future generations. Visit Online Store >
9 am – 5 pm (Nov. 29 through Feb. 28)
9 am – 6 pm (March 1 through May 8)
9 am – 7 pm (May 9 through Aug. 5)
9 am - 7 pm (Aug. 6 through Nov. 28)
Rent a bicycle or take a guided bicycle tour, available March through October, or when weather allows. A coffee bar with "grab and go" food options is located here. Learn More...
Yavapai Geology Museum (1928)
Located at Yavapai Point, between Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Village. Note: parking lot is usually full one hour before sunset. Plan on arriving early to watch sunset here Current Hours 9 am - 5 pm daily
The Backcountry Information Center is open.Our staff is looking forward to interacting with visitors and helping them plan safe backcountry experiences. Hours of operation will be the same as before the pandemic: 8 am—noon; and 1– 5 pm. COVID safety protocols are in place, including masks, plexiglass at the desk, ticketed entry, cleaning schedules and physical distancing.
Located in the Village Historic District just east of Maswik Lodge. Parking available in lot D.
Grand Canyon Conservancy, a non-profit park partner since 1932, operates book and gift stores throughout the park, where your tax-free purchases help support programs and research projects in Grand Canyon National Park.