Alerts & Conditions


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The South Rim is Open All Year

The South Entrance, north of Tusayan, AZ, and the East Entrance at Desert View are open all year - 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Landscape seen from Grand Canyon Lodge. Two massive reddish peaks at sunset.

The North Rim is Closed for the Winter

The 2022 Season (with all services) begins on May 15, and continues through October 15, 2022. Advanced reservations are recommended.

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    Weather and Road Conditions

    View current weather forecast, radar, and webcams. Also, road condition updates for the South Rim. The North Rim is closed for the winter.

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    Critical Backcountry Updates

    Know before you go! To see if there are trail closures or restrictions, you can visit this link or call 928-638-7688 for recorded updates.

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    Park News

    Grand Canyon National Park makes every effort to keep you informed about news events, special events, and new or ongoing projects.

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Free South Rim Shuttle Buses

3 shuttle routes are in operation this winter. Wearing a face mask/covering is required when boarding, and inside the buses.

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What's Open?

Links to current hours of operation for South Rim lodges, restaurants, shops, and other services. The North Rim is closed for the winter.

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South Rim Ranger Programs

Visitors to the South Rim can check signs around the village and at the Visitor Center, for the week's ranger programs.

Last updated: December 9, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon , AZ 86023



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