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


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(Yavapai Point Geology Museum, South Rim)
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Webcam

South Entrance Station

To help time your South Rim arrival, monitor the South Entrance Station Webcam. During busy weekends, there can be long lines and up to two hour wait times between 10 am - 5 pm. This view refreshes every minute. The entrance station is about 1.6 miles (2.5 km) north of the gateway town of Tusayan, AZ.

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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: 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)
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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.


 

North Rim Roads

Updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 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: September 8, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

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