We are OPEN!! We continue to operate under reduced operations; The Hermit Road tour and shuttle are still not running due to social distancing guidelines. The bike rentals and Yaki tours are operating.
MASKS ARE MANDATORY TO BE WORN IN PUBLIC PLACES IN THE PARK!!
Thank you for understanding during these exceptional times.
Grand Canyon National Park Information:
- South Rim’s south entrance will be open 24/7
- The East Entrance to the park at Desert View, and the Desert View Watchtower area will remain CLOSED. You must use the South Entrance near the town of Tusayan to enter and exit the park.
- The Visitor Center, Museums will remain CLOSED
- South Rim shuttle bus service update for Sept 5th 2020:
-Shuttle bus service is scheduled to resume at the South Rim September 5, 2020. In an effort to protect public health and follow public health guidelines, shuttle bus service will be significantly modified.
-The Hermits Rest Route (Red Route) and Kaibab Rim Route (Orange Route) Eastbound will operate from 5 a.m. until one hour after sunset each day. Since capacity will be reduced on each bus (one quarter of the normal passenger capacity), the park is operating more buses on these two routes to better meet visitor demand.
-The Village Route (Blue Route), the Kaibab Rim Route (Orange Route) Westbound, and the Tusayan Route (Purple Route) will NOT be operating.
-Buses will run every 10-30 minutes depending on the time of day; however, with the reduced capacity, visitors should expect delays to board a bus, especially during busier times of the day.
-Visitors wishing to access the Hermits Rest Route (Red Route) should park in a designated parking spot along Village Loop Drive or in parking lots C or D and walk to the beginning of Hermit Road. The back portion of parking lot D has space for RVs and vehicles pulling trailers. Visitors can also park in lots A or B and walk two miles (3.2 km) along the Rim Trail to Hermit Road. Visitors can also hike or bike along Hermit Road as a more intimate way of experiencing Grand Canyon’s rim country.
-Three Hikers’ Express buses will run from the Backcountry Information Center to the South Kaibab Trailhead at 6, 7, and 8 a.m. each morning to transport hikers wishing to access the canyon. These buses will run directly from the Backcountry Information Center to the South Kaibab Trailhead and not make any other stops. These three morning runs are the only buses that will operate daily between Grand Canyon Village and the South Kaibab Trailhead.
-Hikers can also park at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and access the South Kaibab Trailhead via the Kaibab Rim Route (Orange Route), which will operate from 5 a.m. until one hour after sunset. Canyon hikers need to plan accordingly with these modified shuttle bus operations.
-If visitors are not comfortable or are unable to ride a shuttle bus, they can access scenic views of the Grand Canyon via Desert View Drive through Navajo Point and throughout the Grand Canyon Village area, including along the Rim and Greenway trails and Yavapai Geology Museum.
The following COVID-19 mitigation measures have been implemented for the shuttle bus system:
- Face masks/coverings are required on the buses; passengers must have their own face masks/coverings prior to entry
- Only up to 15 passengers allowed per bus; seats are demarcated as to where people can sit
- Passengers must enter and exit through the rear door only; seniors and those with disabilities are allowed to use the front door if necessary
- Passengers must follow all CDC and public health physical distancing guidelines while in line and on the bus
- Passengers must follow all direction and keep a minimum of six feet from the bus driver
- The driver will provide direction to all passengers over the public address system
- Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed on each bus
- A retractable belt has been installed to separate drivers from passengers; driver shields will be installed in the coming weeks
- Buses will undergo daily cleaning according to CDC and public health guidance
- Shuttle bus staff must follow specific screening protocols when reporting to work each day
- Sidewalk decals, tape and signage have been placed at bus stops to encourage physical distancing
- Mather Campground will open for existing family site reservations only. Group sites will not be available at this time.
- Some overnight lodging will reopen in Grand Canyon Village.
- The North Rim will be open for day use. The North Rim General Store will be open, and gasoline will be available with a credit card. Currently Closed due to Mangum fire activity.
- The campground at Tuweep will be open.
Our bike shop will be available 8am to 6pm and will offer:
The Mather Pt Café will be open from 7am to 6pm and offer:
- Grab-and-Go sandwiches, Salads, and Wraps
- Coffee and Espresso Drinks
- Snacks and Bottled Drinks
- Biking and Hiking Accessories
- Limited Clothing and Souvenirs
For booking questions & other information about how we are keeping our customers and employees safe at this time click here.
Grand Canyon Tours & Bike Rentals
*Groups limited to 8 per tour during 2020 due to COVID* We are a Grand Canyon tour and bike rental company, offering bikes to cruise the awesome rim trails of South Rim, Grand Canyon. Along with our Grand Canyon tours, we provide quality bikes for rent and we equip you with all the safety equipment and maps required to help you have a memorable, enjoyable Grand Canyon experience. The park boasts dozens of scenic outlooks which can never all be taken in by car as there is simply not enough parking for most people to stop. Take in the Grand Canyon at a slower more enjoyable pace right along the edge as you “Ride the Rim”!
Please note – We are NOT located at Bright Angel lodge. We are a separate service located at the Visitor Center.
A Top Rated Grand Canyon Tour on TripAdvisor!
We know that everyone makes this claim – but ours is backed up by over 850 five star customer reviews on TripAdvisor. People regularly review our tours as the “Best Way to See Grand Canyon”, or the “Highlight of Their Trip”. No matter your age or fitness level, we feel like riding a bike along Grand Canyon is the way to go. Check out our trip advisor reviews if you need convincing or see a detailed comparison of the 5 top ways to see the Grand Canyon here!
Enjoy a Picnic at Grand Canyon
Our Grand Canyon coffee shop is adjoined to the bike rental shop. We are conveniently located at the Grand Canyon visitor center. We serve locally roasted coffee beans, fresh and delicious sandwiches and salads, and a variety of snacks and ice creams ready to eat at one of the nearby rim-side spots, the world’s most epic picnic locations! If you’re looking for a Grand Canyon Restaurant, skip the crowded cafeterias and pick up a picnic to enjoy at some of the greatest spots on earth for lunch!
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Our story is unique inside our National Park. Our owner’s roots run deep at Grand Canyon and our story is inspiring for any person wanting to break through barriers of business to achieve their dream. Watch the video about our business and inception.