The offer is not valid with the Interagency Annual Pass. If you are a holder of an Access Pass or Senior Pass (formerly known as Golden Access or Golden Age passes) you can receive a 50% discount off of established standard rates at Bridge Bay, Canyon, Grant and Madison Campgrounds. The offer is not valid for Fishing Bridge RV Park. You must show your pass at check-in to receive the discount on your site only. Otherwise you will be charged the prevailing standard rate. For more information about Interagency passes, please visit this page on the NPS website.
Grand Canyon National Park is a place of remarkable beauty, peace, and scenic grandeur. Designated as a national park in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson, this park holds an important position in our American heritage and Western legacy.
The park encompasses 277 miles of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands in northern Arizona. Its lush forest of Pinyon and Ponderosa Pine and Utah Juniper interspersed with shrubby cliff rose, blackbrush, and sagebrush provides the botanical backdrop for squirrels, mule deer and the silver-gray coyote, known as the Song Dog of the West. Hawks, California condors, and eagles soar majestically above the rim, though ravens are the most common bird observed.
Grand Canyon National Park South Rim is open year-round, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Getting to Grand Canyon National Park
Visit our Location section for information regarding transportation, driving directions and maps.
Getting into the Park: Entrance Fees, Passes & Permits
Grand Canyon National Park is a designated Federal Recreation Fee Area. Fees collected directly benefit Grand Canyon National Park and the National Park Service. Entrance fees are not refundable (even due to inclement weather) and may not be sold or given to another person.
Visit the Grand Canyon National Park website for additional information about entrance fees.
2021 National Park Fee-Free Days
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
One Year Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
National Park Service Birthday
National Public Lands Day
Getting Around in the Park: Accessibility
Facilities vary a great deal. Wheelchairs can be rented from Bright Angel Bicycles. To obtain a temporary access pass to Yaki Point Road and Hermit Road, inquire at entrance stations, visitor centers, or transportation desks.
Getting Around in the Park: Shuttle Buses
NOTE: While the National Park Service is operating limited, modified shuttle bus transportation inside the park, the Village route remains suspended; to learn more, click here.
Free shuttle buses operate on four routes at Grand Canyon National Park:
Hermits Rest Route
Kaibab / Rim Route
No tickets are required, and bus stops are clearly marked throughout the park by signs. The National Park Service offers a selection of maps, including a map of parking and shuttle bus routes in the park. Visit Grand Canyon National Park Service website for additional information.
Getting Around in the Park: Going Rim to Rim
The Trans-Canyon Shuttle runs between the North and South rims once each day, in each direction, and the travel time is about five (5) hours each way. There is a fee for this service. For more information call 928-638-2820.
Parking in the Park
Parking is available in lots throughout Grand Canyon Village and at the Visitor Center. Please avoid parking along the roadside except where signs or lines on the road indicate that it is permissible.
The Grand Canyon Visitor Center is located near Mather Point and is open daily year-round. Seasonal hours:
December to February 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
March to November 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Available facilities include restrooms, bicycle rentals, bookstore, and shuttle bus stops. Several indoor and outdoor exhibits provide a variety of information about Grand Canyon National Park and what to do once at the park.
Programs in the Park
National Park Service rangers offer a wide variety of interpretive programs throughout the year on the South Rim. All ranger programs are free and open to the public. Schedules and programs vary seasonally.