Trip Planning Publications (Newspapers)

Some of these publications are based on pre-pandemic operations and may not reflect current conditions.

  • Visit this webpage for the current list of what is open and closed, and hours of operation. (updated daily).
Image of front cover of Grand Canyon Trip Planner: shows golden sunset scene looking into canyon.
The front cover of Grand Canyon National Park's Trip Planner

Trip Planner

English ( 4 MB PDF ) Updated May 2018
Backcountry Trip Planning Included
A Handy Source of Information/ Maps for those starting to plan a visit.

How will you experience the canyon ?
Read our Trip Planner before you visit the park. Contains useful information and essential maps. (both North & South Rims)
This PDF "newspaper" contains active links that can connect you to more detailed information, If you would like a paper copy, the Trip Planner is formatted for printing on standard letter-size paper.

Trip Planner Translations (PDF) Updated May 2018

Chinese (simplified)


South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide

In place of the Grand Canyon Guide newspaper, the South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide is now being distributed at entrance stations, visitor centers, lodges, campgrounds, stores, and out-of-park locations. Download it here...
a portion of the South Rim Pocket Map that shows Grand Canyon Village with shuttle bus routes as colored lines. on the right; shuttle bus information and schedules.
Grand Canyon Village portion of the South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide. Click on the image to download as an accessible PDF file (4 MB)

North Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide - 2024 Season

The North Rim is scheduled to be open for the 2024 Season between May 15 and October 15.

The North Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide is distributed at entrance stations, visitor centers, lodges, campgrounds, stores, and out-of-park locations; or you may Download it here...

Graphic shows front (listing of services) and back (road and trail maps) of North Rim Pocket Map - the PDF version is accessible.
Front and back sides of the North Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide. Click on the image to download as an accessible PDF file (2 MB) Updated March 2024.


Introduction to Backcountry Hiking Brochure

This foldable brochure is for day and overnight inner canyon hikers. It gives information about hiking the Bright Angel, South Kaibab, and North Kaibab trails, as well as permit, planning, Leave No Trace, and Hike Smart information. It is distributed at park visitor centers and backcountry information centers.

The web version of this publication is formatted to print on standard 8.5 x 11 letter-sized paper. You may download Introduction to Backcountry Hiking (4.5 MB PDF file)
3 pages of the Introduction of the Backcountry Hiking Brochure: title page, trails profile, Corridor Trails Map
Sample pages of "Introduction to Backcountry Hiking." Click on the photo to download the PDF version of this booklet.

Front cover to Access Your Park Publication

Accessibility Guide

Find paper copies of the Accessibility Guide upon request at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, Yavapai Museum of Geology, Kolb Studio, Verkamps Visitor Center, Tusayan Museum, Desert View Visitor Center, or the North Rim Visitor Center.

A digital copy of the Grand Canyon National Park Accessibility Guide Newspaper may be downloaded below:

Accessibility Guide, updated 2018, (5.8 MB PDF file)

This document will print on 8.5 x 11" or 11 x 17" paper

More questions about accessibility? Message the park.



Brochures, Trail Guides, and Single-page Bulletins

These publications are distributed in the park and may also be downloaded in PDF format from the Brochures Web Page.

  • To view a list of park brochures & bulletins click here.

All of our digital publications require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. For best results, we suggest that you download the PDF file to your computer or device before viewing or printing.

Many more publications are available through the park's Online Bookstore, operated by the Grand Canyon Conservancy.


PDF Display or Printing Issues?

Are you on a computer and using a web browser to view and print our PDF publications? You may experience issues where the PDF does not display or print correctly. Some web browsers do not automatically open PDFs using the Acrobat Reader application.

Things to try (1) Select the Acrobat Reader plug-in for your browser's default application for viewing/ printing PDFs. or (2) You can right click and save the PDF document to your desktop and then open it with the Adobe Reader application, and print from there. Get the newest version of free Adobe Reader.

Last updated: April 2, 2024

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