Planning a trip to Grand Canyon National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Grand Canyon National Park

Map of Grand Canyon National Park

Click on the Grand Canyon Map above to download the official brochure map. If you’d like a PDF copy of this Grand Canyon Map click here.

Grand Canyon National Park Basics

Region: Intermountain / Southwest

Park Size: 52,485.17 acres (82.00 sq miles) (212.40 sq km)

Location: Conconino and Mohave counties

Closest Cities: Fredonia and Tusayan, Arizona

Busy Season: March to October

Visitation: 5,974,411 (in 2019)

How much does Grand Canyon National Park Cost?

Grand Canyon National Park costs the following:

  • 7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $35
  • 7-day Motorcycle Pass – $30
  • 7-day Individual Pass – $20

An annual Grand Canyon National Park Pass costs $70 but it is not recommended you buy this pass. For an extra $10 you can get an American the Beautiful Pass. This $80 pass offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.

When is Grand Canyon National Park Open?

Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round. The South Rim is open year round. The North Rim is typically open to vehicle traffic from mid-May to mid-October.

Are dogs allowed in Grand Canyon National Park?

Yes, Grand Canyon is one of the most dog-friendly National Parks. Dogs are welcome on on trails above the rim. Please review the Grand Canyon Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Grand Canyon.

Where are Grand Canyon National Park’s visitor centers?

Grand Canyon Visitor Center – Open Year Round

North Rim Visitor Center – Spring to Fall

Land Acknowledgments for Grand Canyon National Park

The National Park known as Grand Canyon National Park sits on Southern Paiute, Hopi, Havasupai, and Pueblos land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

When was Grand Canyon National Park Created?

Fun Facts about Grand Canyon National Park

  • The highest point in Grand Canyon National Park is Red Shirt Table which is 3,340 feet (1,020 m) above sea level.
  • The lowest point in Grand Canyon National Park is Lake Mead which is 1,173 feet (358 m) above sea level.
  • Zion by the numbers
    • 36.6 miles of paved roads
    • 2.4 miles of unpaved roads
    • 89.4 miles of hiking trails
    • 527 archeological sites

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Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

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