Update June 10, 2020

The South Rim’s South Entrance is now open 24 hours/day. Some visitor services and overnight accomodations are available.

Entrances fees should be paid at automated fee machines or by purchasing a pass in advance from nearby third-party vendors, or online, through Recreation.gov.

As a reminder, visitors driving on US Route 89 in northern Arizona will be travelling through the Navajo Nation, which requires face masks to be worn at public facilities and businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19. Accessed by driving US Route 89, then SR 64, the East Entrance to the park at Desert View, and the Desert View Watchtower area is CLOSED because of COVID-19 concerns. You must use the South Entrance near the town of Tusayan to enter and exit the park.
Day hiking on inner canyon trails and existing backcountry permits for hikers camping overnight will be honored. No new overnight camping permits for the inner canyon will be issued at this time.
South Rim shuttle buses are not in operation.
All visitor centers, and museums remain closed.
The Canyon Rim Trail and the GreenwayTrail system - outside of the village residential area - are open to the public.
Hermit Road is closed to cars. Access is by foot or bicycle only.
State Route 64, (Desert View Drive), is open a distance of 22 miles, from Grand Canyon Village through Navajo Point. The East Entrance to the park at Desert View, and the Desert View Watchtower area is CLOSED. You must use the South Entrance near the town of Tusayan to enter and exit the park.
Mather Campground is open for existing reservations only. Group sites are not available at this time. Trailer Village is open.
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in effect: Due to increased fire danger, all wood burning and charcoal fires, including campfires, warming fires, and charcoal barbeques, will be prohibited on the South Rim of the park. This includes all campgrounds and residential areas. Pressurized liquid or gas stoves, lanterns, and heaters are allowed.
The North Rim is open for dawn to dusk day use during this period.
The General Store is open and fuel is available (credit card pay-at-the-pump)
North Rim lodging opens June 15.
North Rim campground opens July 1.
Tuweep and the Tuweep Campground is open.

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Grand Canyon National Park is increasing recreational access for the South Rim and river trips. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

Information about Navajo Nation concerns can be found on their website.

Services Currently Open to Visitors

El Tovar Hotel, Kachina Lodge, and Maswik Lodge are open.
Trailer Village RV Park is open for RVs with full hook-ups


Yavapai Lodge Tavern, Canyon Village Market
Maswik Lodge Food Court, El Tovar Hotel Patio, Food Truck at Bright Angel Lodge.
Bright Angel Bicycle - Grab and Go.


El Tovar Hotel, Bright Angel Lodge, Hopi House, Lookout Studio.
Bright Angel Bicycles (also, bicycle and wheelchair rentals)
Grand Canyon Conservancy Shop in the Visitor Center Plaza

Grand Canyon Clinic is open daily. Please call ahead at 928-638-2551 to schedule an appointment (no walk-ins available). If you have a scheduled appointment please wear a face mask anytime you enter the clinic. If you do not have a face mask one can be provided to you.
North Rim General Store
North Rim Service Station (pay at the pump - credit card only)

South Rim Reopenings between June 12 and June 15:

South Rim Visitor Center (June 15)
Grand Canyon Railway - Train from Williams, AZ (June 15)
Verkamps Visitor Center (June 15) 10am-3pm
Yavapai Lodge will open starting (June 12) as will the Yavapai Lodge restaurant, and the Yavapai Lodge coffee shop (June 13)
Bright Angel Lodge cabins starting June 12
Mule Rides starting June 15

North Rim Reopenings on June 15:

Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim (June 15)
Take-Out Food (June 15)
Trail Rides (June 15)

Update: Phased Reopening of Colorado River Rafting Trips

Beginning June 14, 2020, Grand Canyon National Park will initiate a phased reopening of Colorado River commercial and noncommercial trips.

Private, noncommercial river trips with current permits will be authorized to launch, and no new permits will be issued through at least the end of June. Noncommercial river trips including administrative trips should contact the Grand Canyon River Permit Office via email at: grca_riv@nps.gov for details.
Commercial river trips will resume with implemented mitigation measures including modified passenger capacities for some launches, so customers should contact the commercial river companies for any potential impact to their trip.

Public Health Preparation and Response
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. At Grand Canyon National Park, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance and will be regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public and workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners and volunteers.

While these areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.

As a reminder, visitors driving on U.S. Route 89 between Flagstaff or northern Arizona and Cameron will be travelling through the Navajo Nation, which requires face masks to be worn at public facilities and businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19. The South Rim’s east entrance is accessed by driving on U.S. Route 89, and the entrance remains closed. Public health and operational updates for the Navajo Nation can be found on their website. Also, the neighboring Havasupai reservation remains closed for tourism, and details for operational updates can be found on their website.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Updates about National Park Service operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.

Refund and Rescheduling Information:

Mather campground reservations can be refunded on Recreation.gov.
Backcountry Permits
information about rescheduling backcountry campground reservations can be obtained by e-mailing grca_bic@nps.gov.
River Permit Questions? e-mail: grca_riv@nps.gov

Grand Canyon National Park Lodges (Xanterra)

Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel
Delaware North Yavapai Lodge and Trailer Village
Forever Resorts North Rim - Grand Canyon Lodge\