Grand Canyon Operating Hours & Seasons

The South Rim: Open All Year
The South Rim is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including all holidays. Also available year round are most visitor services such as camping, lodging, and restaurants. Camping and hotel Reservations are strongly recommended during spring, summer and fall.

Getting Around
Taking a bus, helicopter or guided hike is highly recommended if you're interested in getting the most out of your time here at the Grand Canyon. But if you'd like to get around not on a tour, there is a free shuttle bus system operates in the Grand Canyon Village area. Parking your car at the Visitor Center and using the free shuttle buses to get around the village will make experiencing the Grand Canyon much easier and more enjoyable.

 

The North Rim: Main Season - Mid-May to Mid-October
North Rim camping, hotels and food services within the park are open only from mid-May to mid-October due to winter weather conditions. Campgrounds fill up quickly and may be booked through Recreation.gov or find .

North Rim: Off-season
There is short period sometimes where the North Rim is open for day use only - October 15 through November 27, or until snow closes Highway 67. Food service and lodging is NOT available in the park during off-season. Call Grand Canyon NPS to find out if the park is open for day use: (928) 638-7888

Getting Around
The North Rim is the less traveled, more remote part of the Grand Canyon. There are a few tours and guided hikes in this area while this side of the park is open; but for the most part, this is where the outside enthusiasts come to play and explore the Grand Canyon their own way.

Grand Canyon National Park can be accessed by foot, skis or snowshoes, even when the North Rim entrance station is closed. Hikers and cross-country skiers are allowed to use the park's group campsites throughout the winter months if they have obtained a permit through the park's Backcountry Information Center. Private snowmobiles are not permitted.

 

1. Browse, Compare & Reserve West Rim Helicopter, Drive & Rafting Tours

Got just one day to see the Grand Canyon West Rim? Book one of our West Rim Tours from Las Vegas an
...
More

8525 Edna Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89117
7027495664
Website     Photos     Book Now    

2. Papillon Helicopters

Tour Grand Canyon with the "World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company!" On
...
More

1265 Airport Road
Boulder City, NV 89005
8005282418
Website     Photos     Book Now    

3. Grand Canyon Railway

Visit the official website for Grand Canyon Railway. Book your reservation online for a train tour o
...
More

233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard
Kaibab National Forest, Williams, AZ 86046
3038438724
Website     Photos     Book Now    

4. Helicopter & Airplane Tours Of Grand Canyon National Park

Viator offers air, helicopter & land tours to the Grand Canyon. Book a Grand Canyon helicopter tour
...
More

2730 Airport Drive
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Website     Photos     Book Now    

5. River Rafting Tours From Las Vegas

Every sightseeing and adventure tour of the Grand Canyon imaginable - from Las Vegas hotels to Grand
...
More

4285 North Rancho Drive
Northbrooke Business Park, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Website     Photos     Book Now    

6. Great West Adventure Tours

The Sedona and Grand Canyon Specialists! Enjoy the scenic views of Sedona on our Sedona tours and le
...
More

Sedona
AZ
8773672383
Website     Photos     Book Now    

7. Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopters provides helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon. Maverick brings VIP and first-
...
More

6075 South Las Vegas Boulevard
McCarran International Airport (LAS), Las Vegas, NV 89119
888-261-4414
Website     Photos     Book Now    

8. Advantage Grand Canyon

As a central reservation service for all 16 Grand Canyon Rafting Outfitters, we can help you find yo
...
More

7707 East Acoma Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(888) 244-2224
Website     Photos     Book Now    

9. Wildland Trekking

Join The Wildland Trekking Co. on an epic journey to the Grand Canyon! Services include 1 to 8 day
...
More

4025 East Huntington Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
8007154453
Website     Photos     Book Now    

10. Grand Canyon By One Day Tours

At One Day Tours, you will enjoy a luxurious riding experience. Our state of the art Mercedes Sp

...
More

4262 Blue Diamond Rd #102
Las Vegas, NV 89139
702-703-4426
Website     Photos     Book Now    

11. The Ultimate Off Road Adventure

At Guidance Air in Sedona, we fly Robinson helicopters, specifically the R44 and R66, which have unr
...
More

1200 Airport Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 351-1000
Website     Photos     Book Now    

12. Red Feather Lodge

Ideally situated in the center of Tusayan, a small town one mile from the south entrance to the Gran
...
More

Route 64
Tusayan, AZ 86023
9286382414
Website     Photos     Book Now    

13. Grand Canyon Expeditions

The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the world, and what better way to see it than from its hea
...
More

Kanab
UT
8005442691
Website     Photos     Book Now    

14. Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon

...
More

1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 514-0884
Website     Photos     Book Now    

15. Grand Canyon Day Tour

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy th

...
More

1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 514-0884
Website     Photos     Book Now    

16. Grand Canyon Tours From Las Vegas Viator

Every sightseeing and adventure tour of the Grand Canyon imaginable - from Las Vegas hotels to Grand
...
More

2730 Airport Drive
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
8005665868
Website     Photos     Book Now    

17. Pink Jeep Tours A Guided Full Rim Experience

The most far-reaching tour of the Grand Canyon, upgrade and explore the entire South Rim in an open-
...
More

450 AZ-64
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
(800) 999-2137
Website     Photos     Book Now    

18. Grand Canyon Airlines

Don't just view the Canyon from the rim when you can fly the Grand Canyon with a legend! Since 1927,
...
More

Fire Road 771
Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan, AZ 86023
9286382463
Website     Photos     Book Now    

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE SOUTH RIM

Get to the Grand Canyon South Rim from anywhere using the quickest, shortest and best routes. Driving Directions to the South Rim »

WEATHER AND AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

Wondering what to expect of the weather during your trip? See Grand Canyon Weather & Average Temperatures »

SOUTH RIM VS. NORTH RIM

Are you trying to decide whether to visit the South Rim or the North Rim? Read our guide to each Rim. Find Out Which Rim is for You »

GRAND CANYON'S NEAREST AIRPORTS

Most visitors fly into Phoenix or Las Vegas and drive to the Grand Canyon. Learn how: See All Nearby Grand Canyon Airports »

A Day At The Canyon from John Burcham Photography. John Burcham is a commercial, editorial photographer based out of Flagstaff, AZ. You can see more of his work at www.johnburcham.com