FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

Q: When is Grand Canyon National Park open?

  • Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please refer to the Grand Canyon National Park's website for current operating hours and seasons.

Q: What is the National Park Service (NPS) entrance fee at the Grand Canyon?

Q: What's there to do in Grand Canyon National Park?

Q: Are dogs allowed at the Grand Canyon?

  • Yes! Grand Canyon National Park allows leashed dogs on named trails above the rim (not on any inner canyon trails for their safety and yours).
    1. Walk the South Rim for great views and a safe, pet-friendly hike. You'll get to see the big draws to the Grand Canyon: Yavapai, Hopi, Mojave and Mather Points.
    2. Stop by Yavapai Tavern to grab a drink and enjoy lunch on the patio with your fur baby.
    3. Check out Desert View to cool off with some ice cream.
    4. Shop at Yavapai Lodge Gift Shop and pick pup a souvenir!
    5. Grab a beer at Grand Canyon Brewing & Distillery, just outside the park.

Q: Which travel route do you recommend if traveling from Las Vegas or Phoenix?

Q: How far in advance should overnight accommodations be reserved?

  • Reservations can be made up to 13 months in advance. If visiting in our high volume season (May through October) we recommend making reservations 1 year in advance.

Q: Where is the Skywalk?

  • The Skywalk is located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, about 120 miles from Las Vegas and 250 miles (5 hour drive) from the South Rim.

Q: What will the weather be like in _____?

  • There is no way to tell for certain what the weather will be like at any particular time of year, but you can visit our Weather page for seasonal average temperatures and current conditions.

Q: Is there anywhere close by where we can buy groceries?

  • Yes, there is the General Store at Market Plaza that is just a short walk from Yavapai Lodge®. It includes a grocery store, retail shop, and deli. There is also a General Store located in Tusayan, a small town located about 6 miles outside the south entrance of the park.

Q: Do we need to bring a flashlight for night time?

  • The Grand Canyon gets very dark at night, and it is recommended that you bring a flashlight if you intend on being out after sunset.

Q: Is there Internet or WiFi access available?

  • Yes, we have WiFi. However, due to our remote location, the WiFi has limited bandwidth and is not ideal for downloading, streaming, Skype, etc. The WiFi is available at the Yavapai Lodge main building, and the Deli located in the Canyon Village Marketplace. WiFi is NOT available in Yavapai Lodge guestrooms.

Q: Are there open positions or career opportunities at Grand Canyon?

Q: How can I have a package delivered to me while I'm staying at Grand Canyon?

  • Addressing a package to our street address is not a deliverable address through the Postal Service. Instead, please address packages or letters to the following:

    Your Name
    General Delivery
    Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

    Packages and letters must be shipped through the Postal Service in order for General Delivery to work. You can then come into the Post Office with a state ID or a drivers license and pick up your mail Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

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