Weather and Road Conditions

Ten cars driving over icy patches in a roadway by a pull-off at a scenic overlook
During winter months expect Hermit Road and Desert View Drive to close after snowstorms. Watch your speed on snow packed roads or when encountering icy sections.

NPS/M. Quinn


Road Status Update

This road status information is valid from Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 1:30 pm, 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 Roads - CLOSED for the winter Opens May15, 2023.

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

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South Entrance Station

To help time your South Rim arrival, monitor the South Entrance Station Webcam. During busy weekends, there can be long lines and up to two hour wait times between 10 am - 5 pm. This view refreshes every minute. The entrance station is about 1.6 miles (2.5 km) north of the gateway town of Tusayan, Arizona.

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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 can be icy overnight

Note: 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 Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 1:30 pm, 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. Watch for icy areas on all roads in and around the village.

Desert View Drive (SR 64) OPEN

  • Desert View Drive is usually open to all vehicles, however, the road often closes during, or just after snowstorms.

  • 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.
At dusk, a locked gate is closing off a two lane road at the park boundary - Signs, from left to right read; Road Closed, Stop, No Bikes On Road.
The North Rim closed for the winter at 6 pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

NPS/Robert Evans

North Rim Roads - CLOSED

Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 6 pm
The North Rim of the park is CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

  • State Route 67 is closed
  • North Rim Scenic Roads are Closed
  • The North Rim will open for the 2023 season on May 15.

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: March 22, 2023

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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