Grand Canyon is located in northern Arizona. The national park spans the Colorado River from Glen Canyon Dam in the east to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead in the west.
Both the North Rim Lodge and the South Rim’s Grand Canyon Village are accessible via two-lane highways. The South Rim is open year-round, and the North Rim is open from mid-May to mid-October each year, unless early or late snows make the road impassable.
Area and Local Maps
- Grand Canyon Area Map
- Grand Canyon Village Map
- Grand Canyon Village Shuttle Bus Map
- Grand Canyon South Rim - Desert View
- North Rim Area Map
- North Rim Roads Map
- North Rim Detail Map
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The South Rim can be reached by plane, car, bus or train. The North Rim is accessible only by car.
Many people fly to Phoenix and rent a car for the four-hour drive. Air service is available from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Grand Canyon National Park Airport, located 10 miles from the South Rim. For flights to Grand Canyon National Park Airport from North Las Vegas, contact Scenic Airlines (800) 634-6801.
Many people choose to drive to Grand Canyon. Travel is on two-lane highways. Few amenities, including gas, are available in between Flagstaff and the South Rim, so please plan accordingly.
Drive Times to the South Rim (approximate)
- Phoenix to Grand Canyon – 4 hours
- Flagstaff to Grand Canyon – 1.5 hours
- Las Vegas to Grand Canyon – 5 hours
A once-daily train runs from Williams, Arizona, to Grand Canyon Village. Check Grand Canyon Railway for more information.
To reach the North Rim, you may drive south from Fredonia or Page, Arizona, or north from the South Rim, traversing the Navajo Reservation. Travel is on two-lane highways. Few amenities, including gas, are available, so please plan accordingly. Limited shuttle service is available from the South Rim on TransCanyon Shuttle (928) 638-2820 or the Grand Canyon Shuttle Service (888) 215-3105.
Drive Times to the North Rim (approximate)
- Page, Arizona, to Grand Canyon North Rim – 3 hours
- St. George, Utah, to Grand Canyon North Rim – 3 hours
- Grand Canyon Village (South Rim) to Grand Canyon North Rim – 5 hours
Trip-planning information is available through the Grand Canyon Association’s Online Bookstore or by calling (800) 858-2808, extension 7030.