Weather and Road Conditions

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Call 928-638-7496 for recorded information about current park road conditions and closures.

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Yavapai Point Webcam


Grand Canyon National Park (Yavapai Point Geology Museum, South Rim)
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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: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 7 am (Updated when road conditions change)

The East Entrance to the park at Desert View, and the Desert View Watchtower area is CLOSED because of lockdowns and curfews on the neighboring Navajo Nation. You must use the South Entrance near the town of Tusayan to enter and exit the South Rim of the park.
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Hermit Road (West Rim Drive)

  • Weather permitting, Hermit Road is open to all vehicles during winter months (between December 1, and February 28)
  • During the busy season, between March 1, and November 30, Hermit Road is closed to private vehicles.
  • Access is by free Hermit Road shuttle bus >
  • or by Commercial Motorcoach Tour. Service Remains Suspended
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 (Hwy 64)

  • Desert View Drive is open to all vehicles, but may close during, or just after snowstorms.
  • State Route 64, (Desert View Drive), is open a distance of 25 miles (40 km) from Grand Canyon Village to Desert View. There is a turnaround at Desert View. The East Entrance to the park at Desert View remains CLOSED. You must use the South Entrance near the town of Tusayan to enter and exit the park.

Please drive with caution and at speeds appropriate to the road conditions. Watch for deer and elk, and coyotes in the roadway.


 

South Entrance Station Webcam


This webcam provides a look at current road conditions and the length of entrance lines.
(Refresh this page to update the view) If you notice the camera is down you may email us

 

North Rim Roads

Updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 7 am
(Updated when road conditions change).

 

Regional Road Condition Websites

Listed below are commercial phone numbers for recorded messages on road conditions and links to state highway websites:

 

Winter Travel Kit - Emergency Items:

• Shovel
• Windshield scraper & fluid
• Cell Phone
• Flashlight
• Battery powered radio & extra batteries
• Food and Water
• Matches
• Extra hats, socks and mittens
• First aid kit with pocket knife
• Necessary medications
• Blankets
• Tow chain or rope
• Road salt and sand
• Booster cables

If you are traveling during a winter storm,
call 928-638-7496 and listen to our updated road conditions and closures recording, or follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/grandcanyonnps along with the National Weather Service - Flagstaff: https://twitter.com/NWSFlagstaff

You may also view the Arizona Dept of Transportation Road Conditions and Closures Map: https://www.az511.com/map to learn where statewide road closures are.

Last updated: December 1, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

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