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: 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: I hear you cannot buy bottled water in the park. What are the options?

  • Yes, this is true. The National Park does not allow bottled water less than a gallon size to be sold inside the park. This is to discourage plastic waste and reduce our carbon footprints. A great alternative would be to purchase a refillable water bottle that can be filled up for free at water stations inside the General Store.

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?


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