South Rim: From 01 Mar to 01 Dec, Hermit Road and the road out to Yaki Point / South Kaibab are CLOSED to private vehicle traffic. You will need to ride a shuttle bus to access those destinations. Private vehicle access on these roads is permitted for vehicles with accessibility permits.
Park Shuttle - South Rim
Grand Canyon National Park provides a FREE shuttle bus system on three routes on the South Rim: the Village Route, the Hermit Rest Route, and the Kaibab Trail Route. No tickets are required. Simply board the brown and tan or white buses at any bus stop marked with a bus symbol on the map. The shuttles provide transportation; they are not tour buses. You must get off the bus to see the canyon.
Shuttle service is not available on the North Rim.
The Hermits Rest Route is NOT in service between 01 Dec and 28 Feb. During those three months ONLY, Hermit Road and the road out to Yaki Point / South Kaibab are open to private vehicles.
Because most park shuttle buses are not yet accessible for wheelchairs, an accessibility permit can be obtained in the park at the Entrance Gate, Canyon View Center, Yavapai Observation Station, and Kolb Studio for private vehicle use in shuttle-only areas. Accessible shuttles are available with a Golden Access Pass and 48 hour advance reservation: 928-638-0591
Pets are not permitted on shuttle buses. Service animals for visitors with disabilities are allowed.
Hermit Rest Route - This route operates from 01 Mar to 30 Nov
Buses on the Hermit Road Route operate on the following schedule:
Village Route - This route operates year round
Buses on the Village Route operate on the following schedule:
Kaibab Trail Route - This route operates year round.
Buses on the Kaibab Trail Route operate on the following schedule:
Grand Canyon Airport / Tusayan Shuttle
CASSI Tours (a park permittee) currently operates a shuttle service between Tusayan and the South Rim from May through Oct for a fee. Call: 928-638-0821. The shuttle leaves Grand Canyon Airport every hour on the half hour and makes stops in Tusayan and at several locations on the South Rim. Check for updated shuttle schedules at Grand Canyon Airport and the Backcountry Information Center.
Rim to Rim Shuttle
A shuttle service is provided seasonally between the North Rim and the South Rim for a fee by Trans Canyon Shuttle (a park permittee). $ 60.00 one way; $ 100.00 round trip. Call: 928-638-2820. Reservations required.
|North Rim||7:00 am||South Rim||12:00 pm|
|South Rim||1:30 pm||North Rim||6:30 pm|