Weather and Road Conditions

Alongside a two-lane road is a paved parking area with several cars and trucks parked next to a scenic viewpoint. In the distance, a colorful landscape of peaks and cliffs.
Arizona State Route 64, also known as Desert View Drive, is a 23 mile (37 km) scenic road that connects Desert View with Grand Canyon Village. Desert View Drive is open to all vehicles throughout the year - unlike Hermit Road, which is closed to all traffic from March 1, to November 30. Motorized access to Hermit Road is by the Hermits Rest (Red) Route shuttle bus. There is no charge to ride park shuttles - the cost is included with entrance fees.

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Road Status Update

This road status information is valid from Friday, June 2, 2023 at 8 am, and it will remain valid until conditions change. At that time the information below will be updated. View more detailed road status information >

  • South Entrance Road - OPEN
  • Desert View Drive - OPEN
  • Hermit Road - OPEN - (CLOSED to personal vehilces)
    Motorized access is by free Hermit Road (Red) Route shuttle bus
  • North Rim Paved Roads - OPEN - with limited services

Call 928-638-7496 for recorded park road closure and reopening information.

Check current status of regional roads with Arizona Dept. of Transportation Mobile App Or by visiting:

Backcountry Trail Closures and Restrictions

Related to current weather conditions and trail damage.


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South Entrance Station

Use this webcam to help time your South Rim arrival. During fall weekends and holidays, there can be long lines and up to two hour wait times between 10 am and 4 pm. This view refreshes every 5 minutes. Be sure to check the time and date in the image, to be sure it is current.

The entrance station is about 1.6 miles (2.5 km) north of the gateway town of Tusayan, Arizona, and 4.9 miles south of Grand Canyon Visitor Center.

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Live View from Kolb Studio

In this north-facing view, the Battleship is in the center, and Havasupai Gardens (formerly known as Indian Garden) is visible - lower right, 3000 feet (915 m) below. Kolb Studio was the family home and photography studio of the Kolb Brothers, pioneer photographers at Grand Canyon. Verify that the time and date of the picture is current (upper left in image) Camera is hosted by Grand Canyon Conservancy. The image updates every minute.

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South Rim Roads

Note: unexpected road closures and reopenings also appear in an alert at the top of this webpage.

(Unlike the North Rim, the South Rim of the park remains open all year)

  • Traveling? Call 928-638-7496 for current road closures/reopenings, or follow Grand Canyon National Park on Twitter for updates.

During winter storms, travelers should expect winter driving conditions and some roadways may be temporarily closed while snow is cleared. Be prepared for slippery, snow covered roads and limited visibility. Drive with care. During the winter, road conditions can change rapidly.

The following road status information is valid from Friday, June 2, 2023 at 8 am, and it will remain valid until conditions change. At that time the information below will be updated.

South Entrance Road OPEN

  • South Entrance Road is open to Grand Canyon Village.

Desert View Drive (SR 64) OPEN

  • Desert View Drive is usually open to all vehicles.

  • The distance from Grand Canyon Village to Desert View and the East Entrance to the park is 23 miles (37 km).

Please drive with caution and at speeds appropriate to the road conditions. Watch for deer and elk, and coyotes in the roadway.


Hermit Road (West Rim Drive) OPEN

During summer thunderstorms, or other inclement weather, shuttle bus service will be suspended on Hermit Road. When service is suspended due to inclement weather, shuttle buses with additional capacity will stop anywhere along the Hermit Road it is safe to do so, and pick up visitors.

North Rim Roads - OPEN

Updated: Friday, June 2, 2023 - 8 am
The North Rim of the park has reopened with limited services >

  • State Route 67 is open.
  • North Rim Scenic Roads to Point Imperial and Cape Royal are open.

Regional Road Condition Phone Numbers and Websites

Listed below are commercial phone numbers for recorded messages on road conditions and links to state highway websites:


Winter Travel Kit - Emergency Items:

• Shovel
• Windshield scraper & fluid
• Cell Phone
• Flashlight
• Battery powered radio & extra batteries
• Food and Water
• Matches
• Extra hats, socks and mittens
• First aid kit with pocket knife
• Necessary medications
• Blankets
• Tow chain or rope
• Road salt and sand
• Booster cables

More information about visiting the South Rim of Grand Canyon during winter months >

Last updated: October 2, 2023

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PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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