Beginning March 1st, the National Park Service will resume it’s free shuttle service from various stops in the gateway community of Tusayan into Grand Canyon National Park. With over 200,000 passengers in 2017 alone, the popular transport eliminated an estimated 35,000 vehicles from entering the park.
This year the service will be even more valuable as a long term road construction project in Grand Canyon Village is already resulting in traffic bottlenecks and confused motorists. One doesn’t have to be a guest in one of the Tusayan hotels to take advantage of the shuttle system. Park and ride areas are clearly marked.
So consider catching a bus during your next visit. It will help lighten the impact on the resource of the record crowds expected in 2018, and will save you the frustration of navigating the roads and parking lots that are sure to be congested as early as Spring Break. Follow this link for more information and to find bus stop information.