Welcome to Grand Canyon! We are OPEN and ready to serve you!
*Masks are required in ALL Federal buildings regardless of vaccination status And on all NPS shuttle busses!
Please read below for Grand Canyon park information on park entrances and Shuttle bus info. The East rim entrance is now OPEN!!
*Please note* We are NOT located at Bright Angel lodge. We are a separate service located at the Visitor Center near Mather Point. Parking lot #4.
*Notice- We recommend Apple iPhone users use Goole maps to navigate to our location vs. Apple maps. The recent apple map update is taking guests to the wrong address.
- Online Bike reservations are open with availability beginning on April 11th 2021 for bike rentals, Hermit tour, Yaki tour & Hermit road bike shuttle
- 2021 bike season hours: April – October 8am -5pm November 1st – January 3rd 10am-4pm weather depending
Staffing will be less than in years past due to housing restrictions in the park during the pandemic. Please be patient as we serve you!
- Cafe is open daily from 8am – 5pm
- See below for overview of reduced NPS shuttle operations.
- NPS has continued to follow the recent CDC guidelines on masks and vaccinations.
|Grand Canyon National Park Will Transition to Winter Operations December 1, 2021
|GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Beginning December 1, 2021, visitors traveling to Grand Canyon National Park this winter season should be prepared for modified changes in operations. Visitors should also plan ahead and anticipate temporary road closures and poor driving conditions whenever winter storms pass through the area.
Shuttle Bus Operations
- The Hermit Road will open to private vehicles; the Hermit Road Shuttle (Red) Route will be suspended for the season.
- The Village (Blue) Route and the entire Kaibab (Orange) Route will begin service at 6 a.m. each day and stop every 15-30 minutes at designated shuttle bus stops. The Kaibab (Orange) Route will run until one hour after sunset each day and the Village (Blue) Route will run until 9 p.m. each day.
- The Hikers’ Express Buses will operate at 8 and 9 a.m. The express buses will stop at the Bright Angel Lodge, Backcountry Office, and the Grand Canyon Visitor Center on their way to the South Kaibab Trailhead.
- All shuttle bus services are subject to change and may be suspended on short notice due to public health concerns or inclement weather. Visitors should anticipate alternative means of transportation if traveling to the South Rim during the winter months.
- More information on shuttle bus operations can be found by visiting: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/shuttle-buses.htm
- Beginning on December 1, 2021, online reservations will no longer be available for the months of December, January, and February. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis using the automated fee machine located at the Mather Campground Kiosk at the entrance to the campground.
- During busy holiday periods, Mather Campground is likely to be near or at capacity. The campground kiosk is closed and not staffed during winter, and online reservations through www.recreation.gov are not available. Visitors wishing to reserve a campsite for 2022 can make a reservation on www.recreation.gov up to six months in advance.
- More information on winter operations at Mather Campground can be found by visiting: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/cg-sr.htm
- The North Rim will be closed to all vehicle traffic for the winter. State Route 67 and all services on the North Rim are expected to re-open for the 2022 season on May 15, 2022 (subject to change).
- The North Rim campground will be available for winter camping and is accessible via hiking inner canyon trails from the South Rim or by hiking, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing 45 miles from Jacob Lake. To camp at the North Rim during the winter months, visitors need a backcountry permit, which can be obtained in advance through fax, mail request, or in person by following instructions posted outside of the South Rim Backcountry Information Center.
- More information on obtaining a backcountry permit can be found by visiting: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry-permit.htm
If traveling to Grand Canyon National Park during the winter months, visitors should always be prepared for winter driving conditions. The National Park Service, Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Coconino County Sheriff’s Office recommend the following winter driving tips:
- Take your time and be patient. Allow extra time to get to your destination.
- For best traction, always slowly accelerate, decelerate, and turn.
- Increase the distance between you and the traffic ahead of you, allowing plenty of time to brake and steer around hazards.
- Slow down. Posted speed limits are set for normal road and driving conditions. Snow and ice are not normal.
- Keep emergency supplies such as blankets, flashlights, and snacks in your vehicle.
For current road and weather information in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7496. For road conditions across Arizona, visit http://www.az511.gov or dial 511.
Visitors and residents are encouraged to visit the National Weather Service Flagstaff website http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/ for up-to-date weather forecasts and snow fall predictions. For information about Grand Canyon National Park road closures and conditions call 928-638-7496 or visit https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/weather-condition.htm.
For additional information on visiting Grand Canyon National Park during the winter season visit: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/winter-visits.htm
Park shuttle bus map for December 1, 2021-February 28, 2022 (NPS File)
Our bike shop will be available 10am to 4pm and will offer:
The Mather Point Café will be open from 8am to 5pm and offer:
- Grab-and-Go sandwiches, Salads, and Wraps, Paninis & Soups
- 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 -10 per tour during 2021 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”!
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!
The Only Small Family Owned Business in Grand Canyon National Park
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.