Travel Advisory (updated July 28)
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges Are Now Open
All of the Grand Canyon National Park Lodges are now open with limited dining options in place. Additional info to help you plan:
- While staying inside the park, on-site and carry-out food and beverages will be available for purchase at Maswik Food Court and Pizza Pub, the El Tovar Dining Room, the Fred Harvey Food Truck (to-go only), the Sustain Your Hike Food Cart (to-go only), and The Fountain at Bright Angel Lodge (to-go only).
- In-park motorcoach and rafting tours are canceled for 2020.
- While the National Park Service is operating limited, modified shuttle bus transportation inside the park, the Village Loop remains suspended; to learn more, click here.
- For the latest information about Grand Canyon National Park, please visit the National Park Service’s website.
- As part of our commitment to provide a safe environment for our employees and customers we have made the decision to require all visitors to wear face coverings while in the indoor public areas of our facilities and in outdoor areas where proper distancing is not possible. These areas include, but are not limited to lobbies, hallways, gift shops, restaurants, offices, and tour/ticket queueing lines. We thank you for your understanding and compliance.
Below is a list of services and amenities that are available within the Park.
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges provides in-room amenities to help personalize your special day or event. Whether you’re staying here yourself or want to surprise someone who is, our in-room amenities are the perfect gifts to let anybody know you care.
Rooms designed for guests with physical disabilities are available at El Tovar, Kachina, Thunderbird, Maswik North, and Maswik South. To see available ADA-compliant rooms check the “ADA/Accessible Rooms” box in the online reservations application or call Central Reservations at 888-297-2757 (7a-7p MT)
Chase Bank and 24-hour ATM are located at Market Plaza. Open year-round. Call 928-638-2437. An ATM is also available in the Maswik Lodge and El Tovar lobbies.
Luggage service is provided by our Bell Staff and is available at all of our lodges. Check with the Front Desk for assistance.
For 24-hour emergency response, dial 911 from any guest room or house phone.
Gasoline and diesel fuel are available in the community of Tusayan just outside of the Park via the South Entrance, approximately 7 miles/11km from the Historic Village at the Texaco Gas Station/Express Mini Mart. Call 928-638-2608 for additional information.
Mechanical services for your car, truck, RV, etc. may be obtained at the Xanterra Garage, located on the main park loop road, near the Grand Canyon Railway Depot and just east of the Xanterra General Office Building. The Xanterra Garage provides basic mechanical repairs such as tires, belts, batteries, fuses, hoses, etc. Tow service is provided to Williams or Flagstaff for more advanced repairs. The Garage is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call our central switchboard at 928-638-2631.
Located at Market Plaza, the General Store carries a full line of groceries as well as hiking equipment and gift items. For additional information including hours of operation, please call 928-638-2262.
Grand Canyon Visitor Center – Plan your visit, see the park film, and view the exhibits located near Mather Point and within walking distance to the canyon rim. Ample parking is available. You can also ride the free National Park Service shuttle bus from any of the in-park lodges. The facility also includes the Desert Dog Food Truck, bike rentals, a coffee shop, bookstore, restrooms, pay phones, and shuttle bus stops.
Open daily year-round, hours vary seasonally:
Backcountry Information Center – If you wish to camp anywhere in the park, other than developed campgrounds on the North Rim, South Rim or Tuweep, you must obtain a permit from the backcountry information center. It is located across the train tracks from Maswik Lodge. Visit www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry-permit.htm for additional information.
Verkamp’s Visitor Center – Located within the Historic District on the canyon rim, just east of the Hopi House, is one of the oldest buildings in the park. National Park Service rangers and Grand Canyon Conservancy staff will answer any questions you may have regarding the park and its natural and cultural resources. Hours vary seasonally; check the National Park Service’s South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide for current schedule.
Yavapai Geology Museum – This unique and historic building is located just a short walk or free shuttle ride from Grand Canyon Visitor Center. It features expansive canyon views from panoramic windows. Exhibits help park visitors to see and understand the complex geologic story of the area. Open year-round; check the National Park Service’s South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide for current schedule.
Desert View Information Center – Discover how Grand Canyon continues to inspire today. This visitor center is located at the park’s east entrance, 26 miles from Grand Canyon Village on Highway 64. Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the winter months, it is open as staffing permits. Public restrooms are located nearby. Check the National Park Service’s South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide for current schedule.
Tusayan Museum and Ruin – See original artifacts, including split twig figurines and ancestral Puebloan pottery. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The National Park Service offers a selection of maps, including a map of parking and shuttle bus routes in the park. To view them, visit Grand Canyon National Park website at www.nps.gov/grca.
The North Country Community Health Center (clinic) is open all year. Call 928-638-2551 for additional information. Emergency medical services are provided by National Park Service Rangers and clinic staff – dial 911 from any guest room or house phone.
Parking is available in lots throughout Grand Canyon Village. There is no charge for parking inside the park. Please avoid parking along the roadside, except where signs or lines on the road indicate that it is permissible.
Note: Due to COVID-19 closures and concerns, the kennel at Grand Canyon South Rim is temporarily closed. If you have a pet that requires boarding, please explore using the Grand Canyon Railway Pet Resort at our sister property, the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel.
Pets are allowed on South Rim trails that are in developed areas of the park. Per the National Park Service, pets are required to be on a leash 6’ in length or less. Pets are NOT permitted below the rim or on park buses (except for service animals). Pets are also not permitted in guest rooms in any Grand Canyon National Park Lodge (service animals excluded). Overnight pets must be boarded at the kennel. The kennel accepts dogs and cats only, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, and reservations are recommended (especially for the summer months and holidays). Pets are accepted for day or overnight boarding, and food is included. All dogs must have proof of current inoculation against rabies, DHLP, Bordetella, and parvo. All cats must have proof of current inoculation against rabies, feline leukemia and distemper combo (FDVR). The park kennel is located at the South Rim near Maswik Lodge. For reservations and more information call 928-638-2631.
Located at Market Plaza, the Post Office is open year-round.
See schedules at Mather Campground, Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon Post Office, Grand Canyon Visitor Center, and Park Headquarters.
Contact the Front Desk at your lodge for more information. Safety deposit boxes are available only to overnight lodge guests.
On the South Rim there are a variety of interpretive bus tours available. These tours include Sunrise, Sunset, Desert View and Hermit’s Rest. Tours are available throughout the year, and departure times vary seasonally. Please inquire at the Bright Angel or Maswik Transportation and Activities Desk for additional information. Wheelchair-accessible coaches are available by prior arrangement.
Information about Phantom Ranch, mule rides, interpretive bus tours, the Grand Canyon Railway, Colorado River float trips, as well as many other canyon adventures (including wheelchair-accessible activities) is available from our knowledgeable staff at any of the following transportation desks:
NOTE: Hours vary seasonally
Free shuttle buses run daily within Grand Canyon National Park (tickets not required). They operate on four different routes:
NOTE: A National Park Service entry pass required to re-enter the park. For more detailed information refer to National Park Service’s South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide.
The Trans-Canyon Shuttle runs between the north and south rims once each day, in each direction, and the travel time is approximately 5 hours each way. The shuttle operates from mid-May through mid-October. There is a fee for this service. Call 928-638-2820.