Driving across Navajo Bridge
Road access to Grand Canyon Village and the South Rim is from Flagstaff and Williams along I-40 and US 89 from Cameron. Since there are three highways to the South Rim, consider doing a loop drive. For example, you could go to the South Rim from Williams via AZ 64, or Flagstaff via US 180, drive Desert View Drive, and then return through Cameron and south on US 89. From US 89, turn left on the Wupatki National Momument Road, which loops past Wupatki National Monument, with its native ruins, and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument- the most recent volcano in the Grand Canyon area.
- From Williams, drive 63 miles north on Arizona 64 to the South Rim Entrance Station.
- From Flagstaff, drive 81 miles north via US 180 and Arizona 64 to the South Rim Entrance Station.
- From Cameron, drive 55 miles west on Arizona 64 and Desert View Drive to Grand Canyon Village.
Tips for Getting Around the South Rim
Free South Rim Shuttles
From March through October, roads and parking in the Grand Canyon Village area are congested. The best way to get around the village is via the free shuttle buses, which operate year-round in the village and to the Kaibab Trailhead and Yaki Point, and seasonally along Hermit Road and to Tusayan and the airport.
Park Away From the Rim
It is easiest to find a parking spot near the Backcountry Information Center at the west end of the village, or near Park Headquarters at the east end of the village. There are also large parking lots at Market Plaza and Canyon View Information Plaza, but these tend to fill early.
South Rim Transit Map
Download this map, which shows the shuttle bus routes and stops, as well as parking, in relation to the facilities in Grand Canyon Village.
- From Flagstaff, drive 70 miles west on I-40, then exit onto Arizona 66 at Seligman. Drive 30 miles west, and then turn right on Supai Highway. Continue 58 miles to the Hualapai Hilltop Trailhead at the end of the road. The Hualapai Trail is 8 miles to Supai Village.
- From Kingman, drive 58 miles east on Arizona 66 (Andy Devine Avenue), and then turn left on Supai Highway. Continue 58 miles to the Hualapai Hilltop Trailhead at the end of the road. The Hualapai Trail is 8 miles to Supai Village.
Grand Canyon West
- From Las Vegas, drive approximately 73 miles southeast on US 93, and then turn left on Pearce Ferry Road. Drive 20.4 miles, and then bear right on Diamond Bar Road. Continue 16.6 miles, and then bear left on Buck and Doe Road, and drive 4.5 miles to Grand Canyon West Airport.
- From Kingman, drive 44 miles north on Stockton Hill Road, and then turn right and drive 6.4 miles on Pierce Ferry Road. Turn right on Diamond Bar Road, and drive 16.6 miles. Bear left on Buck and Doe Road, and drive 4.5 miles to Grand Canyon West Airport.
Note: The North Rim is closed from mid-October through mid-May. See the North Rim for more information.
- From Flagstaff, drive 109 miles north on US 89. Turn left on US 89A, and drive 55 miles north to Jacob Lake. (There is a Forest Service Visitor Center at Jacob Lake.) Turn left on Arizona 67, and drive 43 miles, passing the North Entrance Station, to North Rim Village.
- From Kanab, Utah, drive 37 miles south on US 89A to Jacob Lake. (There is a Forest Service Visitor Center at Jacob Lake.) Turn right on Arizona 67, and drive 43 miles, passing the North Entrance Station, to North Rim Village.
- From Kanab, Utah, drive 7 miles south on US 89A. Turn right on Arizona 389. Drive 8.3 miles west, and then turn right on dirt County Road 109 (Mount Trumbull Road). After 37 miles, stay left on CR 5. Drive 6 miles, and then stay left on CR 115. Continue 14 miles, passing the Toroweap Ranger Station, to Toroweap Overlook and Campground.
Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
- The national monument is approximately 30 miles southwest of St. George, Utah. The main access is from St. George, south on River Road 8 miles to the Utah/Arizona border. From here, several dirt roads provide access to points within the monument. All of the roads on the national monument are dirt and are impassable in wet weather. There are no services or facilities in the national monument, so visitors must be prepared for desert back road driving and camping.