What to Expect When Visiting Grand Canyon National Park in Winter 2022
Grand Canyon National Park is following CDC, National Park Service Office of Public Health, and Coconino County public health safety guidelines. Check nps.gov/grca for updates.
Masks must be worn in all NPS buildings and outdoor spaces where more than six feet of physical distance cannot be achieved, such as bus stops, narrow trails, and busy overlooks, regardless of vaccination status.
The South Rim Entrance (near Tusayan, Arizona) and the Desert View East Entrance (near Cameron, Arizona) are open 24/7 to enter and exit the park. The park accepts credit cards, Recreation.gov, Your Pass Now, and America the Beautiful passes for entrance fees, but cash is not accepted.
The South Rim Visitor Center and Theater remain closed. All Grand Canyon lodges on the South Rim (except Maswik Lodge South) are welcoming guests. Kolb Studio, Yavapai Geology Museum, the Backcountry Information Center, the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel, and Verkamp's Visitor Center are open. In addition to the lodges, dining options throughout the park include cafes, coffee shops, a food court, taverns, a deli, grab and go, and a food truck. Several gift shops are open. Mather Campground and Trailer Village RV Park are open.
Trails and Shuttle Buses
The Canyon Rim and Greenway trail systems on the South Rim are open, and three shuttle bus routes connect visitors to points throughout the park. Masks are mandatory when boarding and while on the buses. Note: Wearing a mask is still mandatory in public on Navajo Nation land, regardless of vaccination status. —Sally Benford