South Rim Roads
If a road closure is in effect, it will appear within an alert at the top of this webpage.
Driving Directions to South Rim Grand Canyon National Park.
(Unlike the North Rim, the South Rim of the park remains open all year)
Traveling? Call 928-638-7496 for current road conditions, or follow us 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.
Updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 7 am (Updated when road conditions change)
The East Entrance to the park at Desert View, and the Desert View Watchtower area is CLOSED because of lockdowns and curfews on the neighboring Navajo Nation. You must use the South Entrance near the town of Tusayan to enter and exit the South Rim of the park.
Hermit Road (West Rim Drive)
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.
- Weather permitting, Hermit Road is open to all vehicles during winter months (between December 1, and February 28)
- During the busy season, between March 1, and November 30, Hermit Road is closed to private vehicles.
- Access is by free Hermit Road shuttle bus >
- or by Commercial Motorcoach Tour. Service Remains Suspended
Desert View Drive (Hwy 64)
- Desert View Drive is open to all vehicles, but may close during, or just after snowstorms.
- State Route 64, (Desert View Drive), is open a distance of 25 miles (40 km) from Grand Canyon Village to Desert View. There is a turnaround at Desert View. The East Entrance to the park at Desert View remains CLOSED. You must use the South Entrance near the town of Tusayan to enter and exit the park.
Please drive with caution and at speeds appropriate to the road conditions. Watch for deer and elk, and coyotes in the roadway.