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Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help plan your trip to Grand Canyon National Park. If your questions are not answered here, please feel free to call us toll free at 1-888-29-PARKS (888-297-2757) for additional assistance.

Phoenix, Arizona is the closest major city/airport. Driving time is approximately 4 hours/247 miles. Las Vegas, Nevada is the next closest major city/airport. Driving time is approximately 5 hours 30 minutes/273 miles. Please view our Directions page for more information.

Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel & RV Park
233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.
Williams, AZ 86046
Phone:928-635-4010

The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round.

The elevation is 6,900 feet above sea level.

Summers are pleasant with temperatures ranging from 50°-80°F. If you do venture down into the canyon the temperatures increase, sometimes exceeding over 100°F. The sun is powerful in the high-altitude, so wearing hats and sunscreen is highly advised. Evenings are cool around 40°-50°F and wearing light jackets or sweaters is a good idea.

Winters are cold with temperatures between 40°-50°F or lower. We recommend you bring warm clothes and prepare for icy roads and trails, potential road closures and snow.

Spring and fall at Grand Canyon can be unpredictable. Generally days are comfortably warm around 50°-60°F and the nights cooler. This time of year can have some of the best weather for hiking.

We advise you to check weather Web sites for current forecasts as the weather can fluctuate.

Yes, all major carriers currently offer service; however, we cannot make any guarantees to the signal strength.

Unfortunately, we do not offer a business center.

The National Park Service currently charges $30 per private vehicle at each of the entrance gates. This fee varies when entering by foot, bicycle or motorcycle and commercial vehicle. Please visit the National Park Service for the most current fee information. This fee is waived with a valid National Park pass.

Gasoline is only available inside of the park seasonally at Desert View. Gasoline is available year-round just outside of the park to the South in Tusayan.

Our Grand Canyon Mule Ride DVD and many more related souvenirs can be purchased at any of our in-park gift stores or from the Online Store. This DVD is the perfect pre-trip DVD to help you prepare for a colorful and exciting mule riding experience to the bottom of Grand Canyon.