Grand Canyon National Park Area Information
Grand Canyon South Rim: Open All Year
Each year, thousands of people come from all over the world to see the amazing 1 mile deep (1.6 km) Grand Canyon. Complete information on the National Park is available on the Grand Canyon National Park website. The South Rim is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All visitor services: camping, lodging, and restaurants are available year round. The South Rim is the most accessible part of the park and is open all year.
Getting around is easy – most of them see it from their car at overlooks along the South Rim (this includes Grand Canyon Village, Hermits Rest, and Desert View) A free shuttle bus system operates from the Grand Canyon Village area that takes visitors to viewpoints all along the South Rim. A courtesy shuttle also connects Tusayan to the South Rim Village seasonally.
Pets are allowed in the park, but they must be restrained at all times. Leashed pets are allowed on South Rim trails throughout the developed areas, but not below the rim, in park lodging, or on park shuttle buses. Exceptions are made for certified service animals. People wishing to take a service animal below the rim must check in first at the Backcountry Information Center. A kennel on the South Rim handles day and overnight stays, reservations suggested; call (928) 638-0534.