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Yavapai Point — Looking NW

The view is from Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the park. The view refreshes every 15 minutes. Grand Canyon National Park's Air Quality Webcam offers a window into the current sights, weather, air quality and seasonal changes that the park is experiencing.

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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

Note: road closures and reopenings will appear in 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: Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 6 am (Updated when road conditions change).

Desert View Drive (SR 64) OPEN

  • Desert View Drive is usually open to all vehicles, however, the road often closes during, or just after snowstorms.

  • 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.

Hermit Road (West Rim Drive) OPEN

  • Weather permitting, Hermit Road is open to all vehicles during winter months, between December 1, and February 28.
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.
At dusk, a locked gate is closing off a two lane road at the park boundary - Signs, from left to right read; Road Closed, Stop, No Bikes On Road.
The North Rim closed for the winter at 6 pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

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North Rim Roads

Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 6 pm
The North Rim of the park is CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

  • State Route 67 is closed
  • North Rim Scenic Roads are Closed
  • The North Rim will open for the 2023 season on May 15.

Regional Road Condition Phone Numbers and 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

Traveling During a Winter Storm?

Call 928-638-7496 for updated park road conditions and closures recording, or:

You may also view the Arizona Dept of Transportation Road Conditions and Closures Map: to learn where statewide road closures are.

More information about
visiting the South Rim of Grand Canyon during winter months >

Last updated: November 30, 2022

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