Grand Canyon National Park Operations Update

a hazy landscape photo of Grand Canyon with a mountain in the foreground surrounded by canyon walls. Text reads: Excessive Heat Warning
It will be between 107-112-degrees F (41-44°C) inside Grand Canyon this week. Hiking in extreme heat can lead to serious health risks, including heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat stroke, and hyponatremia. Hiking in the canyon is not advised. If hiking into the canyon is still in your plans, you should plan your hike before 10 am and after 4 pm, resting under shade to avoid the worst heat of the day. Down is Optional, however, Up is Mandatory.

NPS Photo/M. Quinn


ALERT: Mandatory Water Conservation for the South Rim of the Park (7/15/2024)

The North Rim of the park is open for the season. Details
  • Bright Angel Point Trail is closed this summer for extensive repairs. Details
  • North Kaibab Trail drinking water is back on today - with the exception of Supai Tunnel. 07/20/2024.
Today's Weather Forecast

Entrance Fees and Passes

Reservations are not required to enter Grand Canyon National Park.
Also, the park does not have timed entry.

What pass should you pick? Standard or annual pass? How much do they cost? Do you qualify for a military, senior, or access pass? Details


What's Open and What's Closed —Saturday, July 20, 2024

  • Visiting for the day in an RV, or pulling a trailer? On the South Rim there are 3 designated parking lots for RVs. Details
  • Park once and ride the free Shuttle Buses around the village and out to scenic overlooks. Summer Bus Schedules

South Rim Visitor Center Schedule

  • Open Daily from 8 am to 3 pm.
  • Trip planning and hiking information is available through permanent exhibits and sidewalk signs outside of the visitor center building.
  • Grand Canyon Conservancy Park Store (across the plaza from the Visitor Center) is open daily 8 am to 8 pm, with:
    • Passport To Your National Parks® stamps
    • Junior Ranger books/badges

Car and RV Campgrounds

NOTE: Grand Canyon National Park remains in stage 1 fire restrictions year-round which requires that a campfire always be in a designated fire ring within a maintained campground. Inner canyon backcountry users can use gas cook stoves, but campfires and other open fires are never allowed below the canyon rim.

  • Mather Campground (No Hook-ups) OPEN ALL YEAR Grand Canyon Village.
    The Mather Campground office kiosk - at the entrance to the campground is open. Reservations are recommended between March 1, and November 30, 2023 and may be made up to 6 months in advance. There are 15, first come, first served campsites that go on sale at the campground office at 8 am each day. Details

  • Trailer Village RV Campground is OPEN ALL YEAR (Full Hook-ups) Details

  • Camper Services (laundry and showers) at the entrance to Mather Campground Details

  • Desert View Campground (No Hook-ups) OPEN for the season
    Due to high demand, Desert View Campground now requires advanced reservations.. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance for the 2024 season (April 13, through October 13, 2024) Details.

  • North Rim Campground (No Hook-ups) OPEN for the season
    Advanced reservations are required in 2024. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance from May 15, through October 15, 2024. Details


Village Greenway and Canyon Rim Trails


Backcountry Trail Closures and Alerts

Related to the construction of the Transcanyon Waterline.

    CLOSURE DURATION: October 12, 2023, through May 14, 2025


Hiking and Backcountry Updates:

Corridor Trail Water Availability

  • Hikers and runners:
    Check this page for current corridor trail conditions and water availability
    Critical Backcountry Updates (Updated: Saturday July 20, 2024)
  • Water pipeline breaks are common, and Grand Canyon National Park recommends that hikers and runners be prepared to filter or disinfect creek water along corridor trails.

Backcountry Camping Permits

  • On the South Rim? It may be possible to obtain a permit at the Backcountry Information Center. Hours of operation: 8 am to noon; and 1 to 5 pm daily.

Additional Things To Know

  • Tribal Lands: Restrictions exist on both the Navajo and Havasupai reservations. Currently, neither the South Bass Trailhead nor rim camps in the Pasture Wash area can be accessed by vehicle. Details >

Free Shuttle Bus Routes in Operation

Summer 2024 Schedules - May 25, through September 6, 2024
At this time, face masks are not required on shuttle buses.

  • Village (Blue) Route Shuttle >
    In service from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm.
    Connects the Visitor Center with lodges, campgrounds, the Backcountry Information Center, and Market Plaza.

  • Hikers' Express Shuttle >
    Departs the village at 5 and 6 am from May 25, through August 31, 2024.
    An early morning bus that transports visitors between the village and South Kaibab Trailhead.

  • Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route >
    In service from 5:00 am to 8:30 pm.
    Provides transportation from the Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal to South Kaibab Trailhead, Yaki Point, Pipe Creek Overlook, Mather Point and Yavapai Geology Museum.

    Need access to or from the South Kaibab Trailhead when the shuttle buses are not running? Contact Xanterra Taxi Service at (928) 638-2631.

  • Hermit Road (Red) Route >
    In service from 8 am until 7 pm.
    Travels a 7 mile scenic road with stops at 9 exceptional canyon overlooks. (Hermit Road is CLOSED to private vehicles from March 1, through November 30).

  • Tusayan (Purple) Route - Park & Ride >
    In service from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.
    Provides free shuttle bus service from the South Rim Visitor Center, to the gateway community of Tusayan. Buses run every 45 minutes between 8 am and 9 pm. A round trip takes 50 minutes.


South Rim Visitor Centers and Contact Stations

  • South Rim Visitor Center spring/summer hours of operation:
    • Open Daily from 8 am to 3 pm
    • Trip planning and hiking information is available through permanent exhibits and sidewalk signs outside of the visitor center building.
  • Grand Canyon Conservancy's Park Store 8 am to 8 pm daily (across the plaza from the Visitor Center) Information Desk, Passport Stamp Station, Junior Ranger Books and Badges.

  • Desert View Watchtower Retail Store (View Room) 8 am to 7 pm daily
    The upper floors of the tower are open, when staffing allows, from 8:20 am to 6:20 pm. Capacity is 25 people in the tower at one time. A ticket system admits 25 people with a 20 minute time limit.

South Rim Lodging and Visitor Services

Bright Angel Bicycles

Grab & Go Café, Coffee Bar, Bicycle Rental and Tours
(across the plaza from the Visitor Center)
Bike Rentals 8 am to 5 pm daily.
Café: 7 am to 6 pm daily.

Grand Canyon National Park Lodges (Xanterra)

El Tovar Hotel

  • Dining Room: (Breakfast 6:30 am to 10 am)
    11:00 am to 2:30 pm) (Dinner 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
    Advanced reservations are required for lunch and dinner at the El Tovar Dining Room. Make online reservations
  • El Tovar Lounge 11 am to 10 pm (food until 9 pm)
  • El Tovar Patio and Beer Garden - closed until further notice.

Bright Angel Lodge

Construction workers will be working in an area by Bright Angel Lodge. A section adjacent to the lodge will be closed for use January 22, through April 14, 2024. A detour will be provided to go around the lodge and reconnect to the Rim Trail during the closure.

  • Bright Angel Lodge Canyonside Coffee Bar/Grab & Go: 6 am to 6 pm daily
  • Bright Angel Lodge — Fred Harvey Tavern: 11 am to 10 pm daily (food until 9 pm)
  • Bright Angel Lodge — Fred Harvey Burger:
    (Breakfast: 6:30 am to 10:30 am) (Lunch:11 am to 3 pm) (Dinner: 4 pm to 9 pm)
  • Bright Angel Lodge — Arizona Steak House:
    (Lunch: 11:30 am to 3 pm) (Dinner 4:30 to 9 pm)

Maswik Lodge

  • Maswik Lodge Front Desk: 7 am to 11 pm daily
    Maswik Lodge Gift Shop: 8 am to 8 pm daily

  • Maswik Lodge Food Court and Grab & Go: 7 am to 8 pm daily
    Maswik Lodge Pizza Pub: 4 pm to 10 pm daily.
    First come, First Serve and Dine in Only. Serving food until 9 pm

Other Locations

  • Hopi House Gift Shop: 9 am to 6 pm daily

  • Lookout Studio Gift Shop: 9 am to 5 pm daily

  • Hermits Rest Gift Shop: 9 am to 5 pm daily

  • Phantom Ranch Cabins only and limited canteen service Details

  • Mule Rides - Details

  • Taxi Service: (24 hours) 928-638-2631
    Between South Kaibab Trailhead and Village
    Between Village and
    Tusayan/ Airport
    Not serving Hermit Road at this time

  • Garage Services:
    Mechanical services for cars, trucks, or RVs may be obtained at the Xanterra Public Garage, located on the main park loop road, near the Grand Canyon Railway Depot and just east of the Xanterra General Office Building. The Garage is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call the garage through Xanterra's central switchboard at 928-638-2631.

  • Guided Bus Tours - Take the time to learn some of the captivating history and geology of this timeless location. All In-Park tours feature a trained driver-guide, who will provide an informative narrative throughout your tour of the park. Details

  • Grand Canyon Kennel: 7:30 am to 5 pm, Daily . Details
    Overnight boarding is available seven days/week.

    Visit Grand Canyon National Park Lodges' Website

Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel (in Williams, Arizona)


Delaware North — South Rim Village

  • Yavapai Lodge: Lodging
  • Yavapai Lodge Coffee Shop/Cafe: 6:30 am to 5 pm daily
  • Yavapai Lodge Tavern and Patio: 12 pm to 9 pm daily
  • Yavapai Lodge Gift Shop: 8 am to 9 pm daily
  • Yavapai Lodge Restaurant: 7 am to 10:30 am and 5 pm to 8 pm daily
  • Canyon Village Market and General Store: 7 am to 9 pm daily
  • Canyon Village Market Deli: 7 am to 7 pm

Services at Market Plaza

  • Chase Bank removed their outdoor ATM machine at Market Plaza. Canyon Village Market and Yavapai Lodge have ATM machines.

Grand Canyon Clinic

North Country Healthcare (1 Clinic Road)

Urgent Care - Family Practice - Physical Therapy & Virtual Visits

  • Memorial Day to Labor Day: 9 am to 6 pm daily (Summer)
  • Labor Day to Memorial Day:
    Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (Fall, Winter, Spring)


  • Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm

  • Closed 12 pm to 1 pm

The clinic offers walk-ins and same day appointments for routine and sick visits. Please wear a face mask anytime you enter the clinic. If you do not have a face mask, one can be provided to you.

Please call ahead at 928-638-2551 to schedule an appointment


Desert View is Open

  • The East Entrance to the park at Desert View is open 24/7.
    Available Visitor Services

  • Desert View Campground (no hook-ups) Open for the season
    Due to high demand, Desert View Campground now requires advanced reservations.. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance for the 2024 season (April 13, through October 13, 2024) Details

  • Learn about touring 23 mile (37 km) scenic Desert View Drive in your vehicle: Details


The North Rim is Open for the Season


Covid-19 Updates

  • If Coconino County were to lapse into High level of hospitalizations, we would have to revert to some past restrictions like masking indoors in certain settings and other restrictions. Of course, we are hoping to avoid this and to remain healthy.
  • New updated COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months and older and are available now at most places you would normally go to get your vaccines.

  • The updated vaccines should work well against currently circulating variants of COVID-19, including all Omicron variants that are currently the most prevalent, like the Eris and Priola subvariants.


Havasupai Visitor Information

The Tribe has launched an official Facebook tourism page > Havasupai Tribe Tourism | Facebook
There are countless Havasupai-related pages on Facebook, however, these are not operated or authorized by the Tribe. Please visit and like their tourism page where official information regarding tourism can be found.

For updated information visit —This website is owned and controlled by the Tribe.


Visiting the Navajo Nation:

  • Navajo Tribal Parks are open and welcoming visitors. For more information about Navajo Tribal Parks, call: 928-871-6647 or visit

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