South Rim Roads
If a road closure is in effect, it will appear within an alert at the top of this webpage.
Driving Directions to South Rim Grand Canyon National Park.
(Unlike the North Rim, the South Rim of the park remains open all year)
Traveling? Call 928-638-7496 for current road conditions, or follow us on Twitter for updates.
During winter storms, travelers should expect winter driving conditions and some roadways may be temporarily closed while snow is cleared. Be prepared for slippery, snow covered roads and limited visibility. Drive with care. During the winter, road conditions can change rapidly.
Updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 7 am (Updated when road conditions change)
The East Entrance to the park at Desert View, is open, and most Desert View Services are open. Details > (9/8/2021)
Hermit Road (West Rim Drive)
During summer thunderstorms, or other inclement weather, shuttle bus service will be suspended on Hermit Road. When service is suspended due to inclement weather, shuttle buses with additional capacity will stop anywhere along the Hermit Road it is safe to do so, and pick up visitors.
Desert View Drive (SR 64)
Desert View Drive is open to all vehicles, however, the road often closes during, or just after snowstorms.
- The East Entrance to the park is open. The distance from Grand Canyon Village to Desert View is 23 miles/37 km.
Please drive with caution and at speeds appropriate to the road conditions. Watch for deer and elk, and coyotes in the roadway.