Weather and Road Conditions

 
cars driving over icy patches in a roadway by a pull-off at a scenic overlook
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 Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 1:15 pm, and it will remain valid until conditions change. At that time the information below will be updated. Jump to more detailed road status information >

  • South Entrance Road - OPEN - watch for icy places
  • Desert View Drive - OPEN - watch for icy places
  • Hermit Road - OPEN - watch for icy places
    Hermit Road is open to private vehicles during the months of December, January and February - unless closed by snow.
  • North Rim Roads CLOSED for the Winter (Inside the park and SR 67)
    The North Rim is scheduled to open for the 2024 season on May 15.

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

Travelers can check current status of regional roads with Arizona Dept. of Transportation Mobile App Or by visiting: https://www.az511.com/

 

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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 (7.8 km)  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 Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 1:15 pm, and it will remain valid until conditions change. At that time the information below will be updated.


Park Roads that are open have icy sections - please watch your speed.

South Entrance Road OPEN

  • South Entrance Road is open to Grand Canyon Village.

Desert View Drive (SR 64) OPEN

Watch your speed over snowpacked and icy sections of roadway.
  • 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.

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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 CLOSED for Winter

Updated: Friday, December 1, 2023 - 7:30 am
The North Rim is scheduled to open for the 2024 season on May 15.

  • To check the latest road closure/reopening information, please call our NPS Roads Line at 928-638-7496
 

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:

  • Grand Canyon National Park (928) 638-7496
  • Arizona (888) 411-7623, https://www.az511.gov/
    Traveling? From your phone, Dial 5-1-1. From the opening menu of 5-1-1, (Grand Canyon National Park's speed code: 4215#)
 

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: February 17, 2024

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PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

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