Area Maps

And Frequently Asked Questions

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Grand Canyon Village Map

Grand Canyon Village

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Getting to the South Rim

Grand Canyon Arizona – Driving Directions

Grand Canyon National Park is located in an area brimming with national forests, national parks, and national monuments in the Southwestern United States. Stunning views provide an ideal scenic backdrop for those who want to absorb the aura of the region through a road trip adventure. Almost any drive in any direction toward Grand Canyon is truly a vacation tour that is unique, and breathtaking!

Click on which place you are coming from for Google directions:

From Flagstaff take Interstate 40 West to Williams
Approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes/89 miles

From Flagstaff – Alternate Route
Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes / 78 miles.

From Phoenix, Arizona
Approximately 4 hours / 247 miles.

From Las Vegas, Nevada
Approximately 5 hours 30 minutes / 273 miles.

From Grand Canyon North Rim
Approximately 5 hours / 214 miles.

From Sedona, Arizona
Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes / 110 miles.

From Bryce Canyon Lodge
Approximately 5 hours 45 minutes / 300 miles.

From Zion Lodge
Approximately 5 hours / 259 miles.

From Grand Canyon Airport
Approximately 15 minutes / 7 miles.

F.A.Q.

GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM IS OPEN ALL YEAR!

Simple. Just call the Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau at 928-638-2901 for helicopter, airplane or jeep tour reservations. We can make your trip planning a whole lot easier!

No. The Skywalk is located at Grand Canyon West, about a 4 hour drive from Grand Canyon National Park.

Lodging is available inside the park, as well as in Tusayan, which is seven miles outside the park. Lodging is also available in Williams – 50 miles from Grand Canyon National Park. To view lodging and make reservations, CLICK HERE.

Camping is available at Mather Campground, Desert View and in Trailer Village with RV hook-ups. Reservations can be made by calling (303) 297-2757. Additional camping is available outside the park at Camper Village – RV campground, Ten X or camping “at- large” in the national forest outside the park. CLICK HERE for Tusayan Ranger District camping information.

Write to:
Tusayan Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest
PO Box 3088
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

There are restrooms available throughout the park.
Grand Canyon National Park provides a free Shuttle Bus System in the park. The Village Route operates year round. Shuttle service from Tusayan IS available from March through September.
For ranger program information, please pick up the free Visitor’s Guide or stop by the Grand Canyon Visitor’s Center for more information. A complete guide regarding Ranger programs, lodging, camping and more is provided free at entrance stations.
The entrance station and facilities in the park does have operational hours but the entrance to the park does not close.
There is really no one view point that is the best for viewing of the canyon. Both the West Rim Drive and the East Rim Drive offer excellent views of the canyon and river.

All lodging and restaurants are ADA accessible and many views of the Grand Canyon along the rim trail are easily accessible as well. Wheelchairs are available at Canyon View Information Plaza.

Please write for a copy:
Accessibility Guide
PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

The South Rim of the canyon is 7,000 feet above sea level so it does snow here in the winter. Temperatures below the rim are 20 degrees higher than what you find on the rim.
By Car, 212 miles.
It is up to the individual on how to see the canyon. There are tour buses, helicopter tours, airplane and jeep tours, as well as the mule rides. If you wish to hike into the canyon, there are many trails available for both the novice and experienced hikers or you can take an easy stroll along the rim trail. Depending on how much time you have it is totally up to you but rest assured, anyway you choose to view the Grand Canyon, it will make a lasting impression. Stunning, amazing, breathtaking…these words don’t even come close.
The Hopi Indian Reservation is about 80 miles from the park while the Navajo Reservation is only about 10 miles from the eastern park boundary. You will also find the Havasupai and Hualapai Reservations in the area. The history of Native Americans at the Grand Canyon goes back thousands of years.
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