Grand Canyon National Park also has a page on Things to Know Before You Come with very useful information and facts for those visiting the North Rim or South Rim.
Trip Planners and Park Newspapers
(These documents are all in PDF format. Free Adobe Reader is required to view and/or print.)
- Grand Canyon Trip Planner (PDF – 1.7 MB) – Now interactive with hyperlinks and includes Backcountry Trip Planner
- 2015 Season North Rim Guide (PDF – 4.3 MB)
- 2015 Summer South Rim Guide (PDF – 4.5 MB)
- The entrance fee for Grand Canyon National Park is $30 per private vehicle.
- An individual entering the park via foot, park shuttle, private rafting, bicycle or non-commercial group is $15 per person.
- The motorcycle entrance fee is $25
- Admission is for 7 days and includes entrance to both the South Rim and North Rim.
- All fees are in U.S. Dollars.
- Visitors to the South Rim can purchase entrance permits at alternate locations. These locations are listed on the park’s Entrance Fees and Recreational Passes page.
- Each year Grand Canyon and the National Park Service have “Free Entrance Days.” These are shown on the park’s Free Entrance Days in the National Parks page.
- Other fees such as reservation, camping, lodging, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
- You can purchase a Grand Canyon National Park Annual Pass for $60 which is valid for 12 months. More information.
- Also available is the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass for $80. This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas. (children under 16 are admitted free) More information.
- Senior Pass – America the Beautiful costs $10 and is a lifetime pass. It is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. It provides the same benefits of the America the Beautiful Pass shown above. More information.
- US Active Duty Military Annual Pass – Free and available to US military members and their dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as most members of the US Reserves and National Guard. Proper military ID is required. More information.
- The South Rim is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All visitor services: camping, lodging, and restaurants are available year round. Reservations are strongly recommended during the busy summer season.
- North Rim visitor services and facilities are only open from mid-May to mid-October. Lodging and camping are available at the canyon’s North Rim from mid-May through mid-October.
- Phantom Ranch is open all year, however, it does close for short periods of times as needed for maintenance procedures or due to unforeseen circumstances.