Grand Canyon National Park is continuing to evaluate and adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance, and is adjusting operations as needed. Visit this web page for the current list of what is open, and for park-wide updates >
Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute
Due to restrictions in park operations and recommendations regarding limiting public events and gatherings surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, GCC has suspended Field Institute courses until further notice. More information and updates >
Bicycle Rentals and Guided Bicycle Tours on the South Rim
Bicycle rental services, as well as guided bicycle tours are provided by
South Rim Bus Tours
Coach tours within the park to Hermits Rest and/or Desert View, as well as sunrise and sunset tours, are available daily. Experienced guides do the driving while you relax and enjoy spectacular views of Grand Canyon. Choose a tour that suits your schedule and interests. Take in some of the fascinating history and geology of this special place. Details > -- (Wheelchair accessible coaches are available by prior arrangement).
Jeep and Van ToursJoin an off-road trip or travel by van to viewpoints along the canyon rim. Tour the park with local guides and learn about human history, wildlife, geology and folklore.
Off-road and van tours are based outside of the park. The Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce website has more information about companies that offer Jeep Tours and Van Tours.
Mule Trips - North and South Rim
Guided Hikes - North and South Rim
Day hikes and walks led by Park Rangers take place throughout normal years.
Additional options exist for guided hiking at Grand Canyon National Park. Details >
3-21 Day White Water Raft Trips
Commercial white-water raft trips through the canyon last 3-21 days and require reservations well in advance.
Half-day and Full Day Raft TripsHalf-day and one-day raft trips on the Colorado River are available below Glen Canyon Dam. The trips are not offered during the winter months.
Wilderness River Adventures offers smooth-water trips from Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry. Trips begin in Page, Arizona, 140 miles from Grand Canyon Village. Reservations are required. When visiting the park, check with the Transportation Desks in Bright Angel, Maswik, or Yavapai Lodges to book a trip.
South Rim Air ToursAll scenic air tours are based outside of Grand Canyon National Park. Both fixed-wing and helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon region are offered daily.
Some air operators also fly to the Grand Canyon Airport from Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona or Las Vegas, Nevada. For a list of air tour operators with links to their websites, view Arizona Department of Transportation's listing:
National Forest Trail Rides - South Rim
During the season, one-hour and two-hour trail rides through the pines of the Kaibab National Forest and twilight campfire and wagon rides are available. Both horses and mules are utilized. Apache Stables is located just outside of the South Entrance to Grand Canyon National Park at the north end of the community of Tusayan. For information and reservations call (928) 638-2891.
Last updated: September 7, 2021